Arbor with old doors

April 25th, 2010 in member junk     
leahann01 leahann01, member
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My husband made this for our new flower bed. We used three doors. Old porch pieces and rusted metal. The bench is a shutter turned on side.

My husband made this for our new flower bed. We used three doors. Old porch pieces and rusted metal. The bench is a shutter turned on side.


We wanted something different and have looked at alot of ideas online and different places. We used what we had and came up with this arbor. Since then I've added a stain glass in the back window. The kids love hanging out in this space.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, cottage, eclectic, funky, country, garden, outdoor spaces, white

Comments (18)

shellyandrade writes: I love how this all came together! Great eye for design! Posted: 1:56 pm on June 5th
cdraz writes: I would love to make something like this!! Maybe I should rephrase that.....I would love to have my husband make something like this....great job! Posted: 9:05 pm on May 1st
oldnews writes: I'm with your kids! I'd be hanging out there too! What a perfe3ct little place to be to enjoy what mother nature has to offer! Marie Posted: 9:29 am on April 30th
CleverJunk writes: As a fellow old-door-lover, I'm loving what you've done! Thanks for sharing your project.
Sherri Posted: 10:19 pm on April 27th
shabbychick writes: What a sweet, restful spot your hubby created in your garden - and kid-friendly too! Nice work!

Kathy Posted: 2:40 pm on April 27th
MimiToria writes: What a great little place your hubby created for your garden. Such a fun place for the kids to hang too. A wonderful re purposing of castoff doors for sure.
Gretchen Posted: 10:14 am on April 27th
leahann01 writes: artteachergirl-too funny!
Thanks for the sweet comments! It's got all of our wheels a turning! Let me know what you come up with. Love to see it. Posted: 1:09 am on April 27th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: Awesome!!!! I only have 2 doors left. One idea I had similar was when I went to pay my phone bill and they had all these red (my fav.) phone booths. I am going to ask if they get rid of them.....A row of them maybe 3, would be interesting. I love yours! Annie Posted: 12:39 am on April 27th
artteachergirl writes: If you miss it, it's at my house...I love it!! No, I will not borrow yours, but I'll gonna plan my own version...very creative! Posted: 11:12 pm on April 26th
junkermidge writes: What a perfect little retreat spot in your garden. I'm not surprised the kids love hanging out there -- I would too! Great job!
Midge Posted: 8:12 pm on April 26th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Great job on this! Posted: 4:40 pm on April 26th
RustyDiva writes: Love anything made with old doors! Nice job. Posted: 11:43 am on April 26th
leahann01 writes: Thank you so much. Posted: 10:00 am on April 26th
bluebucket writes: Your arbor is so beautiful and the addition of the stained glass will add so much more to the over all look. I can see myself curled up in there with lots of cushions and a good book.
doreen Posted: 9:38 am on April 26th
SantaClaus writes: I want this!!! Clever Posted: 4:55 am on April 26th
Born_in_a_barn writes: Great use of old doors, very nice. Posted: 6:57 pm on April 25th
alicemom writes: It turned out beautiful. You and your HB made a wonderful outdoor (heHe) nook.
smiles, alice Posted: 6:36 pm on April 25th
rusticdiva writes: That is a wonderful idea~ I'd love to create something like this in my own gardens. Posted: 5:45 pm on April 25th
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