When starting the renovation of our building in downtown Acworth, Georgia we knew we wanted to pay as close attention to even the smallest of details as possible. Our main goal was to incorporate the charm of this aged space along with current trendy touches. In the real estate business we come across many unique styles daily. As a family we own rental property, and it just so happened that one of our homes incorporated these beautiful antique solid wood doors with the most gorgeous crystal knobs. Right then and there we knew we had to somehow incorporate this into our new office space. Not only would it fit beautifully, but would also highlight the charming character of this space!
Here is how I began to transform this door step by step…
It all started with a trip to my favorite store, The Home Depot.
I scrubbed the dust and debris and wiped clean
Removed the existing beautiful hardware (and saved in a safe place to use later)
I stripped down the existing paint and stain to expose more of the underlying natural wood.
I sanded the entirety of the door (this was no small task… lol!)
I used bleach to lighten the natural color of the wood
I sealed the door to ensure its durability in its new home (our office!)
I cleaned up the existing brass hardware
And lastly, will reinstall the hardward, and ta-da! A beautifully unique antique door!
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Downtown Acworth Office Sneak Peek…
Coming soon to Main Street this winter 2019-2020!
Another project I’ve done following these same steps! Follow @macy_noelle21 for more DIY’s!