Thinking Big!

December 26th, 2008 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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Back view. After sanding the door, I kept it as it was because I loved all the colors that came popping out.  I kept some hardware, too.  
I added an old heating grate to the side for holding magazines.

This was one of the first things I made when I decided to be a full-time junker.  I felt like I needed something big.  And this fits the bill -- a couch made from 3 old doors.  It doesn't work for every decore, but it would be great at a cottage, in a sunroom or on a back porch.  And it must be comfy, because everytime I bring one of my kids to the shop to "help" me, I find them laying on it.

I've been doing a lot of smaller projects lately, but with Christmas over, I'm starting to think big again.  YEAH!

   

 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, furniture, country, porch, sunroom

Comments (16)

gamecockchic writes: I LOVE this! My honey-britches just informed me that he has 6 old doors in the barn too! woo-hoo! Where do you buy your foam? There's a fabric store here but the foam is super expensive ($12/ft for the 4 inch). Is it that way everywhere or have you found a better source? Thanks! Posted: 6:51 pm on June 8th
jjdesigned writes: I love it Posted: 7:18 pm on January 27th
alechianeathery writes: I really like this project and I been wanting to make one myself that a couch out of door that lay down in to a bed. But not sure how to do it. I been playing with the project in my mind for awhile now. I'm new to the junk webpage and I think this a good place of any artiest or crafter. I can't wait to see what you make next.

alechianeathery Posted: 4:00 pm on July 9th
alechianeathery writes: I really like this project and I been wanting to make one myself that a couch out of door that lay down in to a bed. But not sure how to do it. I been playing with the project in my mind for awhile now. I'm new to the junk webpage and I think this a good place of any artiest or crafter. I can't wait to see what you make next.

alechianeathery Posted: 3:58 pm on July 9th
alicemom writes: I too ove this project. It is really "grate".alice Posted: 10:46 am on February 26th
QueenofGreen writes: The heat-grate magazine holder is Genius. The whole piece looks like a very comfy daybed. Nice use of rare solid-wood doors, too. Thank you for sharing your project. Posted: 7:39 pm on January 21st
kerby writes: This is a great project! I would love to see it as a day bed in a childrens room with storage in the spaced underneath! Posted: 1:36 pm on January 16th
junkermidge writes: FunktionalJunk -
Old doors are great to work with (as you know) and can become so many things. They're the foundation of every great junk stash! In this project, it doesn't show in the picture but the seat section is another door. I wanted it to be more comfortable so I cut a piece of paneling the same size, cut a piece of foam cushion, spray glued them together, covered the whole thing with chenille and tacked it down on the back. Then I set this on the seat and pinner nailed in just a few spots (pulling the fabric up after) to hold it in place. Mostly because I hate sewing cushion covers. Have fun with all your doors!
Midge
Posted: 9:54 pm on December 31st
FunktionalJunk writes: This is wonderful! I also love old doors and have lots of them in my junk stash. This is another way to use them. What did you use for the mattress part? Thanks for the ideas! Posted: 12:11 am on December 31st
CottageElements writes: Midge, great project. I love that you left it as is, and didn't paint over the old paint. I'm sure it looks awesome in your room!

Lani Posted: 4:35 pm on December 28th
SnowmanHill writes: I love this couch! What a cute spare bed in a guest room as well. You did a wonderful job, thanks for sharing! Posted: 3:46 pm on December 28th
kopykatkim writes: I love anything made from doors and this is a great piece. I also love grates, and you put a grate idea on this one. Keep up the BIG WORK!

Kim Posted: 6:36 pm on December 27th
JunkMama1 writes: I absolutely LOVE this piece! It's a wonderful in-door/out-door piece of furniture and I can't believe it was your FIRST project?! Amazing! Keep up the good work!

Happy Holidays,
Claudia Posted: 3:14 pm on December 27th
MimiToria writes: Very cool projects. I love these pcs. made from the vintage 6 panel doors.
Thanks for sharing!
Gretchen Posted: 2:32 pm on December 27th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Wow Midge, This is fabulous! I am impressed! I think I need to make one of these for my porch... I Love It. Great job.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Kimberly Posted: 11:40 am on December 27th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! You went big for your first project and I love it! The grate magazine holder couldn't have been a nicer touch.

Thanks for sharing.
Candy Posted: 5:54 pm on December 26th
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