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.
It was exciting to be 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.
Use one nightstand
While walking around the store I spotted this sweet little side table.
Add an antique door
This sweet (but very dirty) door was in the historical section of the outbuildings.
And you have an easy Hall Tree project
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, including the Hall Tree.
Clean the door
After putting another coat on the door and table, we took a lunch break, then came back to wax the door and table.
Apply vinyl artwork
I had cut a vinyl saying with my CAMEO. Here I am using a hem guide to center the vinyl on the door.
Secure the door to the nightstand
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.
Adding a few finishing touches
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 coat rack on a drawer front and an old bed.
White hall tree made from a door and a nightstand
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.
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.