Thursday, June 14, 2012

School's Out for Summer!

Yesterday was officially my LAST day of school.  The kids were gone on Friday, but I was there packing, cleaning, and preparing for another summer break.  Last night, Mr. Dump and I went to dinner where he sweetly remarked, "I love Summer Sarah."  "Fall, Winter and Spring Sarahs" were a little offended, but they totally understood what he meant.  "Summer Sarah" gets to step away from lesson plans, grading papers, after school commitments, (the list could go on and on) and live stress-free for two months.  I woke up this morning humming the ever popular song "School's Out" by Alice Cooper.  I was tempted to load on the eyeliner and play my air guitar around the house, but decided that I had projects to share with the world!  Which brings us to our first post of the summer...  

We found this beauty not too long ago and LOVED the concept of this piece.  She needed quite a bit of Summer Lovin' so let's begin...



Mr. Dump wanted to get in on the action so he removed the nails that were haphazardly lining the top while I got ready with the sander.


We taped off the natural wooden seat to help it look older and leave some of the original beauty in tact.  After painting it a blue/green color I went to town with the sander.  I love how the original black and white of the doors peeks through the distressing.


And now for her big debut...



I think that she would be lovely in an outdoor garden or in a mud room.  The concept of this piece is so simple and unique.  Mr. Dump has me on a door hunting mission because he wants to tackle this project from start to finish.  Be on the lookout for that project to happen soon!  For now, the garage is full, and it is time for me to paint!

Happy Junkin'!

Sarah

31 comments:

  1. I, too, LOVE AND ADORE Summer Sarah! Fall, Winter and Spring Sarahs are fabulous in their own way, but a little stressed for my taste. Besides, those other Sarahs can't decide on a Thursday morning to come to DC on Friday for the weekend! Can't wait to see you and FIND MORE TREASURES! Excellent piece and fantastic post!!!!

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  2. School is out in Winston-salem as well, so there are plenty of projects in my future. Looking for a second booth in charlotte, so I'll be cranking them out!

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  3. How creative is this??? I love it and it came out great. Love the color too. Too cute. Saw you on MMS.

    Cynthia

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  4. Very cute piece - this would be nifty near my front door.

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  5. This is fabulous! I absolutely LOVE the color. I’d love it if you’d link up to TA-DA TUESDAY <3 from your newest follower I’d be delighted if you’d follow back!
    ~Misty
    413 Sparrow Lane

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  6. WOW, I loved it!!!
    I have two old doors and don't know what to do with it!

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  7. That is so cool! I have seen lots of benches made from old beds but this is the first one I've seen made from a door! Pinning.

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  8. This is pretty rad! I love the color that you chose. :)

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  9. that is too cute! i have a couple doors and i have been just hanging on to them waiting... love this idea!

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  10. What an excellent project! You really gave it new life...

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  11. I too have a door project in the garage waiting for me. Yours turned out great! Thanks for linking up at our BBQ Bash!
    www.1dogwoof.com

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  12. This is Fan-tab-u-lus! Love all these door projects in Blogland :) Good color choice.
    JoAnn

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  13. Hi Mrs. Dump, found you on Beyond the Picket Fence link party and am now following you. Cute stuff!

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  14. great concept in reusing a door! Love the finished product and the color!

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  15. Love it! And your husband did an amazing job!

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  16. really cute, love the color that you chose!

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  17. Really cute, I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-29-mini-cherry.html

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  18. What a cute idea of old used door! It's so sweet of your Mr. Dump to make this happen :)

    I have Passion Parade Link Soiree happening now and would like for you to join and link-up. Hope to see you there :)

    xo
    Myric

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  19. This is such a Brilliant idea! I just adore the color and the use of the door to make all the pieces is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  20. Hello! I found this idea through a link party somewhere and just had to click over. I just love it. I featured this post on my blog. I'd love it if you came and checked it out and grabbed a button if you like! http://www.missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-favorite-things-thursdaya-day-late.html

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  21. That is absolutely fantastic! The color is so perfect and it is such a neat project. Thanks for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-) We hope to see lots more of you in the future.
    Vanessa
    P.S. Have you ever heard of Home Talk? It is an awesome place to get to show off DIY project like these! The website is www.hometalk.com and we just recently discovered it.

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  22. What a great project idea! And you are right, she would be perfect inside or out!

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  23. Fantastic and Lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  24. If you are looking for doors cheap! Go to your local Habitat for Humanity Restore. They sell donated items from home renovations! Great find!

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  25. These are lovely! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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  26. I love this idea. I am designing a tiny garden and this would fit in so well. Thanks for the idea.

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