found old french doors

October 31st, 2009 in member junk     
kristybr kristybr, member
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Photo: found, need creative ideas

Hi All,

I found these french doors but will not work in the space thought. Does anyone have another creative idea for them?



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Comments (11)

SingingMom writes: I would cover the panes with cling film that looks like stained glass and mount them over windows as shelves. They would be wide enough the outer corners would need to be hung with chains. I saw an old screen door mounted that way once, and loved it. At Christmas you can lay strings of lights on top, and it will shine through the "stained glass." Posted: 10:03 pm on July 29th
MakinItHappen writes: I'm a new member, so a little late with feedback, but you could make a screen for a dressing room or other area. Put them together with hinges so they'll stand up and hang some gorgeous fabric on one side to show through the glass. Posted: 10:02 am on November 22nd
boots1058 writes: I have doors like those that I replaced the glass with mirrors. Posted: 10:15 pm on November 18th
shabbychick writes: What great doors you found! And, it looks like lots of great ideas for you to consider. Hope you'll share your final project with us!

Kathy Posted: 10:28 am on November 4th
racers7 writes: A terrific find! I found the same exact type of French Door and still am pondering about it. But everyone had such great ideas! A tabletop or top for a credenza for see-through? So many ideas....hmmm. Melody Posted: 12:20 pm on November 3rd
SavvySaver writes: I will give you my fabulous idea that I can't use afterall, due to lack of space. It (they)would make a wonderful room divider and especially good for small spaces because you have the see through factor while still enjoying the beauty of gorgeous french doors. In my limited space, I had planned to hang it perpendicular to the wall (using a carpenter-crafted, L-shaped wooden base securely attached to the wall with mollys. I too would hunt around for some special hardware. While I was junking yesterday, I just happened to see a wonderful old black wrought iron curvy handle that would look stellar on your door. (or mine if I could implement this idea). I'd have a carpenter plug the existing hole with an oversized biscuit before installing it, paving the way for any type of handle. Posted: 7:34 am on November 3rd
suewhitney writes: Hey Kristy,

Welcome to JMS! These are some might fine doors. I think one of them used as the top of an arbor would be lovely. Just a thought....

Have fun on the site!
Sue Posted: 12:27 pm on November 2nd
junkermidge writes: I've used one before as a dining room table top by adding legs to the corners. Then I dismantled a sliding glass door and used one of the pieces of glass to top it off.
But all the ideas you've received so far are winners. Have fun!
Midge Posted: 11:28 am on November 1st
kristybr writes: Thank you for all the great ideas! it has helped me tremendously!
Kristy Posted: 8:18 am on November 1st
byabpryor writes: A desk in your craft room. You sills could separate your beads, baubles, trinkets and stuff! Posted: 8:42 pm on October 31st
itsnotjunk2me writes: Kristy, What a great find! You could use them as a photo holder, either lean it up against a wall, build a foot/brace to hold it upright or hang it horizontally on a wall. I would also find a doorknob to put back on the door. You could use it as a windbreak on a porch or deck...oooh so many possibilities! I look forward to seeing the finished project. ~judi ;) Posted: 7:51 pm on October 31st
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