I love today’s project, and I’m happy to share with you how I made a hall tree or entryway table using a small side table and an antique door.
I was invited to host an Artisan Workshop with Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Madison Indiana. I blogged about the workshop in my post Artisan Workshop At Madison Indiana ReStore. While there I started two projects.
I apologize for the grainy, out of focus cell phone pictures.
While walking around the store I spotted this sweet little side table.
This sweet (but very dirty) door was in the historical section of the outbuildings.
Easy Hall Tree
When I put them together, it was a perfect match!
I cleaned up the very dirty door and got busy painting the pieces with some Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type paint.
Silly Terry poked her head out as I was snapping some pics. The day was winding down, and we had to leave.
It was fun to see my “name in lights” so to speak. We went back a couple of weeks later to complete the projects we started.
After putting another coat on the door and table, we took a lunch break, then came back to wax the door and table.
I had cut a vinyl saying with my CAMEO. Here I am using a hem guide to center the vinyl on the door.
This is an awful picture, but I wanted to share how I attached the door to the small side table to make this hall tree.
Before painting the door, I marked the area where I would be attaching screws—then I pre-drilled some pilot holes. After painting and waxing the door, I used some Simpson Strong-Tie wood screws to secure the door to the table.
EDITED TO ADD:
Suzy left a comment asking about the doorknob. I hadn’t mentioned that when I originally wrote up these details. I remember that Terry and I struggled with figuring it out. At home, I would have had more options because I’m such a collector of “junk”. It’s a little foggy on exactly what we did, but a dowel secured in place with a screw or glue is a good option to hold only one doorknob in place much like I did when I used doorknobs to make a coatrack on a drawer front and an old bed.
On this visit to the Madsion ReStore, Cousin Terry’s (left) sister Sandy (right) joined us for a fun day.
Another bad cell phone picture, how sad! The entryway hall tree really turned out so sweet. I left it behind so that it can be auctioned off at their annual dinner/fundraiser. Soooo I didn’t get a chance to get a better picture.