I told you about a trip that Bill and I took to Arkansas this past summer.
We went to Mena, Arkansas.
The architectural salvage store was a pleasant surprise.
I promised to show you my finds but I'm not sure I did.
One of them was an old door.
It must have been on a little pump house or shed because it is smaller than a regular door.
It was a little more than I wanted to pay and the glass was broken, so I almost didn't get it.
Then I realized how silly that would be.
I would have kicked myself all the way back to Texas.
It still has remnants of original paint and the size is perfect for wall decor. We had some plywood that worked for the opening. Two quick cuts and a coat of chalkboard paint and it was ready to hang. It's taken two months to figure out where to hang it.
My three dollar shelf display had to go to make a wall for the door.
I've been trying to figure out a message for the chalkboard.
I thought of the following:
"Door to nowhere."
"Welcome to Narnia"
"I don't know what to say on this chalkboard."
In the end I decided on a picture of a bird similar to one I saw on Pinterest.
One of the shelves fit on the door.
I filled it with some of my favorite items from the old shelves.
A milk glass plate,
a bank I've had since I was a child
and a picture of me in a playpen at the beach.
We had the shelf display in three houses throughout most of our marriage. I'm not sure we can cope with this new look.
There's some other stuff to show you in this room.
I'd needed a distraction from all the bad news last week.
Decorating is a great escape.
I'll show the rest of the room in another post.
Hurry to Walmart. The Full/Queen comforter at the end of the bed was only $21.00.
It's perfect for these transitional fall nights.
See you soon,