I found a new, unfinished pine door on Homedepot.com, and I knew I could work some magic. It was under $200, and only 1/4" too wide. Once it got here, it sat in my garage for at least 3 months... It's always hard to get to my own projects, because my customers come first.
I wanted my door to look old, so I got to work. So many people have since asked about the stain, so I wish I had done a tutorial, but I'll do my best to explain how I got the look.
First, I wiped the whole door down with Minwax Special Walnut Stain. Then I took both Classic Grey, and Dark Walnut, and wiped them on sporadically and blended. After letting it dry for a few days, I came out and sanded most of it off. I know that sounds weird, but It really helps with the aged look, because it looks like it's been refinished a few times. Here is how it looked at that point.
At that point we went ahead and hung it. I knew I wanted to do an obscured glass treatment, to help hide the inside of the pantry, but figured I'd get to that gradually. I was so excited about how it changed the room, so I went ahead and shared this photo in a few of my favorite forums, and on my Facebook page, with mention that it wasn't quite finished.
I did the glass treatment gradually, over a couple weeks, a pane at a time. I used a product called Gallery Glass Window Color, by Plaid. It was easy, and fun!
Here is the door all finished!
I am so pleased with the outcome of my glass, and sure enough, the masses love it too! This time I DID do a tutorial, and it's on my YouTube. Here is the link if you are interested. I am NOT a professional YouTuber, and it's definitely not the best tutorial you've ever seen, but I do believe you will be able to do this after watching it, and that was the goal. Enjoy! Subscribe if you want! I plan to do more!
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