Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mr. Styles (ENTRY DOOR)

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Here I am again. This time giving an update on the door to my room. I love old doors. They always remind me of my childhood, and take me back to when life was simplistic. I must say that my wife did not agree with me removing the original door. However, she softened up after seeing how much I loved it.

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My brother and I stopped by this place that is just full of old doors, and other wooden goods. I wanted something old, and with glass. Think Rustic Welcome back Kotter. I am taking you guys way back. When I spotted the door, I knew it was perfect, and that it had the potential to look just the way I wanted.

Here is the door, as it came home with me. Old, and avocado green with layers of white and pink beneath.

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Time for the old faithful paint stripper. This stuff works wonders on removing layers of paint.

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This is the result after the first round. I decided to go a little deeper with a coarse sandpaper on the back of the door to see what results I could get.

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Here I am working on the door with the coarse sandpaper. You can see how it worked wonders on getting it smooth.  I followed up (WITH THE HELP OF MY HIRED ASSISTANT TAMARA) with a few layers of Clear Gloss Polycrylic which is water based. It is more expensive then the oil based Poly, but it prevents yellowing which is what I needed. I wanted shine, with a smooth touch. I wanted something that reminded me of my wife dragging me into Anthropologie which I happen to like (THE STYLING).

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This is the shine and look that I wanted.

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So this is it. I still have to make some changes to the locks, and order the decal. I am working on one other door inside the room which is much more simple.

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So what do you guys think?

High Fives,

Mr. Styles

(SUPERVISED BY: MRS. STYLES)

32 comments:

KNWill said...

You guys are such a cute couple and I love the aged look of the door. Can't wait to see the final product.

Decor I Adore said...

Love it! Loving the Mr. Styles features!

Kara said...

LOVE it! Great idea and I love the whole look!

Prissy said...

I'm also a fan of old pieces (mixed with modern elements)! This was a great idea. I love it!!!

Prissy

~L~ of Avid Accents said...

This Mr. Styles post is great. love the way that door turned out.

btw...yall are like the cutest couple ever!

Juanette said...

Can you tell me the place that sells the old doors, I found one at a garage sale for $3, I stripped it and painted it red and I now use it as a headboard. I am looking for an old antique door that I can prop up against the wall.

LOL at the Welcome Back Kotter reference, I referenced Cooley High last week which ALSO starred Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington aka Lawrence Hilton Jacobs!

P.S. Love the door!

Sing said...

I am blown away. This was a GREAT idea. I would have never thought to take the decorating of the "old school room" all the way to the doors. The details is what will make your room very special. I hope you are going to submit this to some kind of contest when it's done, I already know it will be a room to envy.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I adore the Mr. Style Project Posts! I love the retro look of the door and the Sweathog reference! Hilarious!

Erika Ward said...
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Erika Ward said...

Nice to see Mr. Styles working on his space HIS way! Get It Boy!!

Toya said...

I love the vintage vibe your going for in your room and the door is just the introduction can't wait to see the rest of the room.

Mrs. Chic said...

Very cool!! Love the vintage door ads so much character and the sign is a yep too!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Its amazing how much a door can change the entire vibe of a room! I love old distressed doors. This is a winner!

digal704 said...

Great job!

Joi said...

I love it! It's unexpected but so much fun!

Abbie said...

Ms. T...Mr. Styles is giving you a run for your money, lol! Loves it!

The Rich Ant said...

The door looks great. Did I notice a shade in the last photo? If not that would be a good look. Well Tam looks like Mr.Styles old school charm is working very nice with your modern simplistic. Can't wait to see more. :)

Moni @ CL Journal said...

I'm calling HGTV!! For real, you guys need to be on tv!

TamStyles said...

Thanks Moni...your to sweet..COME ON HGTV, we are waiting.

TamStyles said...

Thanks you guys for all the nice comments. He will read these I am sure tomorrow..I will probably read them out loud to him as I have all the rest (LOL)...He does have an eye..but I cant keep up with him at those antique shops. Makes me want to take him bra shopping with me just to get him back.

Tia Brumbelow said...

Look at the MR doing some awesome work!! Loving the door =)

Colleen said...

excellent job on the door Mr. Styles!

aside from the cuteness of the Styles couple...you two make a GREAT TEAM. You need your own show.

I say you start filming this weekend and shop your documentary around.

I'm SERIOUS.

YUMMommy said...

I think it is coming together nicely.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Ima have to give it to your hubs Tam, that door is awesome. I like old crap as well it has so much character. Definitely good choice.

HapiMommy said...

I love the door and the decal! Can't wait for the finale.

venturelane said...

Oh, I love the door! The moment I came across the 'after' photo, it just made the hallway pop. It's ads so much character, and in such an unexpected way. Great job!

niki said...

Thanks for the sweet comment.

What a fabulous blog you have!

I'm lovin the new door.

Me Myself n' Why said...

AWESOME!
I truly love it when a MAN works it OUT! And in a MANFASHION!

Love the work!!

Angela said...

Now this is too cool! LOL! I think it's funny how you guys merge your styles, and you ARE vintage as your wife as described. I can't wait to see what else you guys come up with.

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Hey, I was just going through blogs and though your stuff looked really good. Keep this going.

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Sharda said...

I’m thinking, “Why not buy a new door with a 70’s look then doing all that work?!” The door still looks bad after all that work.:) You can find beautiful vintage style doors in our modern age at http://crestviewdoors.com

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