Saturday, April 25, 2015

DIY Vintage Sliding Door Under $20- part 1

I fell for the look of that old office door attached to a sliding frame for our laundry room, the one I posted here.
 Like all good things, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted, and all of the "maybes" were way too expensive.  Who knew anyone else would want one of those?  

Anyway, I decided to make my own, and the whole thing cost me under $20.

 I used my existing door (the ugly vented shorty) and created an old office door look.  Now it needs to be stained or painted, not sure which yet, but here it is "raw"...

Here's what I used...
miter box
liquid nails
an assortment of 1 X 1's, 1 X 3's, and a 1 X 6's
plastic sheet (used to cover fluorescent lights)
Vinyl letters
Door Pull- Amazon

There are a ton of other ways to fake the glass for the door, but I chose the cheapest and easiest to replace (five kids and all...)

I then glued all of the wood onto the old door, allowing it to overlap because the old vented number was too narrow and too short.

So far so good, it's holding up fine, how dare I doubt Liquid Nails??
Now to paint or stain it?

Thanks for looking..