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Old 10-23-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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I was fortunate enough to come across an old, weathered door and would really like to re-purpose it into wall decor/coat rack. The best feature of this door is, of course, the weathered, cracked paint. My concern with this project is doing this without damaging the original paint too much. It's got some pretty dirty spots on it, mostly just dirt that shouldn't take some hard scrubbing. How should I go about cleaning it? I would also like to preserve and protect the original paint with something that won't take away from its natural look. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-26-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Can you post a pic of the door?
We took an old panel door that we found in grandpa's attic,
cut it in half and made room dividers from it, however,
we stripped it first, then painted it.

Keeping it intact as you want to do is very "in" now,
shabby and chic as it's known. I'd be interested in the replies
as how to clean up the dirt leaving the original paint intact.

I like your idea of making it into a wall coat rack.

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Old 10-27-2014, 10:01 AM   #3
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Can you post a pic of the door?
We took an old panel door that we found in grandpa's attic,
cut it in half and made room dividers from it, however,
we stripped it first, then painted it.

Keeping it intact as you want to do is very "in" now,
shabby and chic as it's known. I'd be interested in the replies
as how to clean up the dirt leaving the original paint intact.

I like your idea of making it into a wall coat rack.
Hey right suggestion, agreed with you.
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