Hello Mr Goose
“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found."
Welcome to Transformation Number 4!
There is a lot of work that needs to be done inside our home, so I have decided to try and make the outside look as good as it can be. Somewhere deep down it makes me feel a little better about the mammoth job we have taken on!
At the back of our house, there is what we call the "#Cottage", it's connected to our main house and at the moment this is where we live. The door into our cottage (See picture 1) is a heavy hand-made door. Initially, we did think about replacing it but it would have been very expensive to get another one made to fit. So, we decided to give it a #DreamDIY makeover .....
...And, if I do say so myself, I think it turned out rather well. :)
What did I need for this project?
Well, number one I needed two out of my three favourite men.
My Dad and my Granda. lol... they helped me out loads with this project as it was a two man and I guess a little lady job!
Materials that we needed:
-We had to take down our kitchen ceiling which was tongue and groove so I
reused the wood from the ceiling to cover the door. (Waste not, want not)
- Hard as nails adhesive glue
- Decorative hinges
- Black Scroll Door Handle, Pack of 1 Pair
- Non- drip Gloss paint.
How did we revamp the door?
Step 1: We took off the door (as it was easier to work on lying down)
Step 2: We sanded it within an inch of its' life. I suggest using an electric hand sander
Step 3: Using Hard as nails adhesive glue we placed the tongue and groove onto the outside of the door.
Step 4: When happy with the positioning and making sure they were straight we nailed the planks into place
Step 5: Using a saw we cut the top of the planks to match the curvature of the door
Step 6: We sanded and poly filled all the nail holes until the door was smooth.
Step 7: A new lock mechanism was placed into the door. As it was a new lock we had to use a chisel to make the gap bigger and likewise we did the same with the door frame.
Step 8: We rehung the door using the existing hinges.
Step 9: I painted the door using Dulux Non-Drip Gloss, Colour:Willow tree
2 x Coats
Step 10: I screwed on the new decorative hinges and door handle
Step 11: To finish it off I put a little bird my Granda gave me at the top of the door. Perfect!!
It's always nice to put a few finishing touches to any project. I am a big fan of Disney and I have always loved Cinderella, especially the opening scene where she is feeding her goose. Unfortunately, at the moment I can't have a real goose so a stone one will have to do.:( To complete the look I have dressed the door with some pretty flowers and painted the flower box to match the door.
It is really nice to have help when doing some of your DIY projects, not only does it make light work, you will also make great memories. I love knowing that my Granda and Dad helped me transform the door and every time I look at the little bird I think about my Granda. My Granda is one of my best friends and he was the person who got me interested in DIY when I was a little girl. I used to spend my summers helping him with his own DIY projects and in fact, I still have to this very day my first tool box that he gave me. It was red and was a smaller version of his and it is something I will treasure it until the end of time <3
Aislinn a.k.a #DreamDIY