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Salvage Warehouse to Dining Room DIY

Several months ago, my husband and I were perusing a salvage warehouse down the road from our home. They had a giant, beautiful glass-paned door which they offered to us for FREE. We immediately said yes, although at the time had no idea what we might do with it. We hadn’t even been in our current home for a whole year at this point, and our dining room was still struggling to find its own personality, so we decided on the way home from the warehouse that the door would make a great addition to this area!

My vision was to “set” the door up against the wall, with the only anchors being at the top. God bless my talented husband who can essentially build, assemble and bring to life all of my creations – he cut two small pieces of wood and painted them the same color as our wall. Then, being the resourceful gentleman he is, used two small links from a broken garage door chain and adhered them to the wood. With this clever creation, he was able to slide the top of the door up under the links.

While my husband was doing all the heavy lifting, I cut a long piece of burlap and wrapped it around a boxwood wreath (my fave faux greenery). We then nailed the tip of the loop to the top of the door.

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Lastly, I went on the hunt for a vintage and rustic-looking faux doorknob. Here’s what I found:

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And, the final product:

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The best thing about this DIY piece is that it has so. much. potential. throughout the year! I can add lights, all types of garland, flowers, etc.

Ideally, this door would have been the only piece on this particular wall; however, our dining room is on the smaller side, and already housed a very important steamer trunk that my grandfather gave us. He used this trunk during his travels in the Navy, and it now holds all of my treasured records! Plus, the trunk works as a means to keep my toddler away from the base of the door, which I know he would immediately try to lift away from the wall.

I love that not only was this door free to us, but we also spent only a small amount of money and a little elbow grease to turn it into a main focal point of our dining room.

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