Friday, March 11, 2011

One Stop Shop

Remember This Door?


I told you in an earlier post that I was working on a couple
of projects. Well, I finished one of them and it involves
this door.
My friend Susan Fisher designs beautiful jewelry and needed a "shop".
As they say, location, location, location is priority when deciding to
open a business. Also displaying your treasures is very
important. When she asked if I could help, I had
an idea. (I know, scary). I originally
had plans for this old door for myself.
But then, quickly realized that it would
be perfect for Susan.
You see, this sweet little door came off of
the original farmhouse (pictured behind the door) that is still
standing behind the current farmhouse
I live in. This little farm I call
home is actually Susan's family farm.
So, it was perfect to use the door for
her new shop.
My idea for the door was to make it into a little
shop in itself. She will be consigning in a local
shop and space is limited. I wanted to incorporate
enough display options to allow her to
showcase many of her designs.
Transforming the door was simple.
I wanted to maintain as much of the vintage,
shabby, chippy wonderfulness of it as I could.
After deciding against painting it, all that was required
was a good cleaning, adding a few additions and a blackboard
where the original glass once was.
Here she is....

Ginger, Susan's kitty is giving her approval.



Here you can see I took eyelet screws and some picture wire,
creating a place for Susan to display her earrings. Susan came
up with the wonderful idea to use small clothes pins to hold the earrings.

She can display
a total of 21 pairs of earrings.




She makes beautiful necklaces also and I added two white,
shabby finials to display her necklaces on.




A better view of the finials and of the stencil I added.
I wanted to keep the "rustic" of the door but also I wanted
it to have a little feminine touch, so I added the
stencil.


Last but not least, I added this cute, shabby, cast iron soap dish
so she would have a place to put her business cards.

The blackboard allows her to write the shop name above her displays

and announce when she is having a sale.

And the fun part...We came up with the name .....

"White Door Designs"
for the name of her business.

"one stop shop" project completed :)

Susan doesn't have a blog or an Etsy shop......yet, but I'm working on her to get one or both. I will let you know if she opens an Etsy shop.

Linking up with Funky Junk Interiors

Linking up with Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

Linking up with Elements Interiors Whassup Wednesdays ???

Until Later,
Toni

17 comments:

  1. You did an awesome job!!! Love the shop name!!
    Happy Weekend.
    warmly,
    deb

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  2. That is so cool, and so creative! I love the soap dish/card holder!

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  3. That is absolutely FABULOUS ~ what a great idea. I LOVE it ;-)

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  4. What a great transformation--perfect display!

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  5. Lovely. What a great display.
    ~Heidi

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  6. I Love this idea fabulous and so creative
    perfect to display jewelry or all by itself fun
    xo
    Pam

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  7. What a wonderful display for your friends jewelry!! I love everything about it. The old door is just awesome and the fact that it came from her family farm makes it perfect. You have incorporated so many elements to make this one piece work for so many things. Love the idea of the blackboard to write her store name and any specials she might be having and the soap dish for business cards was pure inspiration. Can you tell that I love it!!
    Jane

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  8. I love that door and what a great idea. It looks amazing. The soap dish is cute. Hope you will have a great week.

    cheers from Finland
    Suvi

    PS. There is a lottery in my blog =)

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  9. Wow! This is amazing and you were an awesome friend to make this for her. The soapdish is the crowning touch.

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  10. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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  11. Great story!! How special is that!
    I love the door..... I love doors, I have a few...
    So so cute!
    What a great idea!!!

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  12. That is so adorable! Love it! You did a great job. Just found your lovely blog via Kim's party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted for you to follow me back!
    Tammy

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  13. Absolutely love this!! It came out fantastic!! New follower here~ would love if you would come share this at my Friday decorating inspiration party! This is beautiful! :)

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  14. So creative! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

    xoxokara

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  15. I missed this post. What a great idea to display the jewelry.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  16. This is such a great door and you turned it into something even more fabulous! Yay!

    {Just found your blog...I love it. Happy birthday to your twins!}

    XO,
    Janie

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My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~