Tuesday, July 23, 2013

ORANGE FRENCH DOORS FOR PATTI'S PANTRY

For several years, Patti has asked me to do work for her.  I LOVE her taste in decorating!


She's building a beach house and she found these old, narrow french doors.  They were soooo dirty and chippy.  More chippy than she wanted.  So, she gave me the colors and asked me to paint them for her new pantry.  I'm sure she's building that pantry opening around the size of these wonderful old doors.  The glass is old and wavy and really pretty (AFTER I thoroughly cleaned it!!).


When I was painting them in my driveway, some hot pink crepe myrtle blooms fell on the orange paint and I just loved the way the two colors looked, together.
The trim inside the windows, Pattie had me paint a beigy gray and then distress a creamy color over it.  I'm guessing these colors are all around this area/room.


They were so dirty and chippy that I cleaned them very well with Dawn and water and then sanded them the best I could.

Photo

This is a photo of an area in The Home Accessory Company and Patti purchased that huge mermaid to put somewhere near those orange doors in her beach house.  
Now, don't you think that will be just 
AMAZING & FABULOUS!!!

66 comments:

  1. Really beautiful mermaid and it will look great with the french doors.
    Anxious to see it finished.
    Mary

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    1. Isn't that the neatest mermaid?? especially for a beach house! I love blue/turquoise and orange shades together.

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  2. Une très belle idée que de donner une nouvelle vie à ces merveilleuses portes...
    Le résultat en valait bien la chandelle !...
    Gros bisous

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    1. Yes, new again. I love that orange on the doors. Patti was very happy!!

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    2. Carolina interprets Martine Alison's comments for me:

      Carolina Escobar Gholson She says: "it's a beautiful idea that gives a new look to those wonderful doors. The results are worth it."
      Gros bisous ( big kisses)

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  3. What a great idea for pantry doors. My pantry is not French Door worthy. I would be so embarrassed.
    Living on an island, one would know I'm in love with the mermaid.
    Have a great weekend, Ginger

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    1. How neat to live on an island! If you want French doors, you can always put something on the glass, so you can't see through it. Or, hang curtains at eye level.

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  4. Good Morning Lynda, When I saw the photograph of the orange coloured French door, with the pink Myrtle flowers which had fallen on the ground, I was immediately transported back to India. The colours clash, but there is something so beautiful about the two colours which work together well. It is a popular combination of colours in India.
    The doors have turned out beautifully and Patti must be thrilled to pieces. How exciting to be building a home exactly to your own specifications.
    The Home Accessory Company looks like a fabulous place to visit..... lots of lovely bright colours to put a smile on your face.
    Enjoy your day,
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Yes, I love seeing colorful India. I'm sure Patti's house will be just wonderful. She's such a good decorator.

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  5. Yes, I too love the idea of French doors on the pantry. Different and fun. That mermaid is too cute.

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    1. I love french doors everywhere!! Those orange ones were really nice.

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  6. They are going to look wonderful when finished and hung in their new home. The mermaid is just perfect with them.

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    1. Isn't that a great color?!! And, that mermaid is just the coolest thing, ever!! I love working for Patti because this is what I always get to see. Always something different.

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  7. I love the french doors and the color. The mermaid is cute, perfect for a beach house! Lovely post and photos! have a great week ahead!

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    1. Thank you. I love the color, too. I think I'll use it, again on something.

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  8. French doors with windows make me happy, because they let in wonderful light, even from a shady side of a home. The colour will work beautifully I bet~

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    1. I love French doors, too. I have them on all of my exterior doors. I like them because they don't stop my view, like a solid door does.

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  9. The mermaid and fish are gorgeous! I live in Florida and love everything about the ocean! Love that pretty shade of color you've used, too! We love pretty colors in our decor! Hugs!

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    1. I love that mermaid, too. And, the color will look so nice with the french door color. I know that beach house will be totally beach themed.

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  10. The french doors cleaned up really well and I like the colour they were painted. The mermaid will look nice on a beach house wall.

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    1. Oh my, those doors were soooo dirty! But, Patti saw past that when she purchased them. Everybody is loving that mermaid!

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  11. I love that mermaid - and the doors. What a great look!

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    1. Yes, Patti has great taste and it's always fun to work for her.

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  12. Your space is beautiful and all those ideas are just perfect for summer.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  13. The doors look fabulous now, so much work but well worth it, the mermaid is the boom, her beach house will be a dream, love the photo with the hot pink crepe myrtle falling on youe gorgeous door. thanks for sharing..

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  14. Love the french doors would of never thought to put them on a pantry. Good job!

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure those doors will make that pantry look kind of fancy.

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  15. Great job on the doors ...wish I had a little helper:)
    New follower, Francine

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  16. I would love to do that someday too. Beautiful.

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    1. I love the way french doors look and bet you would, too.

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  17. The french doors for the pantry is such a great idea, love it. I adore that mermaid too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  18. Looks like a fun place and love those doors!
    Liz

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  19. I want to find an old door for decorating. I have no room in our house, but I have found a couple of spots in our garden.

    I hope you will post her pantry so we can see the finished doors.

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    1. I will ask for more photos, but not sure. It will be a while because the beach house is under construction. I think that door in your garden would be really nice.

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    1. Yes, Patti is good at finding really neat stuff!! And, I love the orange, too.

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  21. I would so love to know where she found those amazing doors as I have a plan for some in that same size. I guess I will put it at the top of my list of treasures to find! And lucky her to have a friend like you to take these charmers and enhance them.. she must be tickled pink!!

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  22. Lynda, you are amazing! Everything you touch you make beautiful! I apologize for not visiting before now. I have been so sick. Love french doors, with and without glass. This project turned out gorgeous!

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    1. You are sooo nice!! Thank you very much! Hoping you get better, soon.

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  23. I love the French Doors! It will look so fabulous with the Mermaid at the beach house too! Your work is Amazing!! I've been looking for an old door for the garden, I just love the vintage look! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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  24. Hi Lynda, The doors will be fabulous on her pantry and the mermaid is adorable! Thanks for linking to the Open House party!
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. Yes, I love the orange and blues side by side. And, that mermaid is just tooo cute!!

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  25. I'm hoping to use glass doors on my future pantry. These turned out great! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. I think that would look really nice. I'm not a fan of solid doors!

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  26. These doors are going to look so fabulous when she puts them on her pantry! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend re-Treat Link party on The Best Blog Recipes!

    I've pinned this post to my Link Party Crafts board while I was here tonight too :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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    1. Yes, very nice French doors. I saw that you posted them, thanks!

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  27. Love Love the French doors! You did a great job painting them. I know that mermaid will look awesome near them. Thanks for joining TTF this week.

    Linda

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    1. Thank you! Maybe I'll get to see the house some day.

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  28. Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope to see you there -- you may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  29. Love the idea of having French doors on the pantry, bet it is really going to look nice!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  30. Love the doors...and that mermaid is perfect! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the fan favorites tomorrow at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday at the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  31. Hi Lynda, I love using old doors. They will be perfect for her beach house! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. loving the french doors! They are going to be just perfect. Come link up at my party going on now at the Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-87-and-something.html
    Karin

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    1. Yes, I love french doors, too. I linked up and thank you for the invitation.

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  33. Lynda, Congrats! You'll be featured at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week! Love the Orange French Doors! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Jody

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  34. Loving the doors! The mermaid is crazy cute and I LOVE that chandelier! Her mirror is going to be sooo fine in this mix of things! Maybe she'll show us how it all comes together?????

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    1. Yes, the orange doors for a pantry are just wonderful!! I will see if she'll show us how it looks in her beach house, but not sure about that!

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