Friday, June 5, 2009

My Fake Door

I've got to tell ya the no shopping thing(the economy) is really cramping my style over here, I'm struggling to find things to blog about is anyone else feeling the same way or is it just me?? Well I don't think I have ever shown you my fake door, LOL, I know it's kind of weird but I saw a real one in a Pottery Barn catalogue and I asked Jeff if he could make me one to look like the real thing so we used left over bead board paneling and some wood and there you have it my door that is suppose to look like it closes in front of my real door or something like that, hahaha. By the way this is my entrance into my house from my garage, it opens into my kitchen. I hope everyone has a great weekend(;
Hugs~Kelly

48 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

LOVE it Kelly! I am a fake freak, lol! Not mentally of course, lol! But, I adore fake doors, screen doors, windows, anything really! I have tons of fake windows around the house. I LOVE the door your hubby made, what a great idea and it looks perfect!
Hugs,
Amy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH, and I run out of things to blog about when I dont shop too, lol!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Kelly- love the fake door! Is the real door to the right where you see the hinges?

I am a little out of the loop- are you on a shopping sabatical? I love the idea and think it makes for being much more creative with the things you have. I found a ton of stuff that I have stored away to "get to" some day- Got my compressor and sprayer out yesterday and went to town!! Not finished as it was just the primer but I can't wait to show all the pretties soon!

blessings
mary

Jenglamgirl said...

Your rooms inspire me... I want to do my bedroom and bathroom all shabby chic tea party goddess! p.s. I would take a fake door, or a real one.. super cute! p.s. I have blogging blunder days too!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

What a sweet hubby you have to make the things you like for your home. Love that idea!

Heather said...

cute idea. it's very pretty!

Simply Dandy said...

Love the door, can Jeff please make me one? I run out of things to blog about and then I have a long dry spell, it's hard when you don't shop. Why aren't you shopping, is everything ok or is it just the good ole economy.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Allidink said...

Pretty fake door! It looks so good! I wouldn't have believed you made it, it looks like it did come from Pottery Barn! LOL. Unfortunately the economy has not curbed my spending habits..I just spent too much today..ouch LOL

All the best,
Allison

Sandra said...

I love it! I gotta tell you that I was enjoying your song on your blog too! :)
Blessings,
Sandra

debi @ life in my studio said...

LOVE the door! So fun, and cute!

Connie said...

Oh, sweetpea, that is adorable. I understand about the shopping. I'm cutting down because I have no more ROOM to put things. Working on the yard I guess. But I have never been at a loss for blogging.
xoxo,
Connie

LillyB said...

Wow! I love your fake door!!! Your DH did a great job!! Blogging has slowed a little since I am not trapped in my house from the winter.. I am ready for yard saleing again. The weather is right! If the rain will stay away! Hope you have a great weekend!!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

The simple pleasures always seem the most pleasing.

Lovely.

I myself am on the lookout for a very particular door. Not just any door... but one that matches up to my front door on my cottage. I can't wait to find it.

I never run out of things to talk about. I'm sure there are many who would love it if this ole irish tongue would hush but there is just so much in life to share!!

Federica said...

I love the fake door!
So pretty!

Just a little something from Judy said...

It looks so good where and how you have it placed. You are fortunate that your husband can build you something that you saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. He must be a talented guy, so along with your talent...your house must be full.

Dianna said...

i just love these doors, job well done looks fantastic x

ceekay said...

I just posted about the same thing on my Show and Tell. I did finally buy something today!!!
Your fake door is really cute...I love the jar of flowers hanging on it! Have a good weekend.

Kathy said...

I'm laughing outloud looking at your beautiful fake door, I found one along side the road TODAY!!!! What a coinkidink!!!!! I left to get some flowers at the local nursery and a woman was hauling it out to the road, score!!! I was so excited! She just wanted it gone! I made her day and she made mine! I'll post it soon, Love yours, your husband did a great job, xoxo~Kathy~ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Brenda said...

I love it! Who cares if it's fake as long as it looks good? I know just what you mean. Sometimes I buy something (when there's extra money) just so I have something to blog about myself. It is hard coming up with things. That's why I do a lot of the weekly events that are sponsored by other bloggers. Gives me something to blog about that day!
Brenda

Julie said...

What a sweet husband! I love the door...what a great idea!

Chiki Cottage said...

This door idea is great!!! Why didnt I think of this? LOL!
Well it looks great! I think that sometimes it is hard to find things to blog about, especailly when money is low. I try to get little things together or little ideas that I know I like and others will enjoy too....no need to spend fortunes. Well have a great weekend.
Liz from the Shabby Chiki Cottage

texasdaisey said...

I am feelin your pain of the economy. We have a 250 mile garage sale going on this weekend and no money to go. Your door is great.
Debbie

Lee Laurie said...

I like your door. That was a great idea. It gave your home just a liitle bit more cottage character! I love your cottage. With all of the junk that I have stored up to repurpose, I probably won't ever run out of things to blog about! LOL It is so much fun turning trash to treasure!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

P.S. Come visit...I put pictures of my dining room on there. I'm almost finished with it.

Miss Janice said...

Love, love the fake door! When you get down about the "No Shopping Rule", walk around your house and smile at all the pretty things you have that make us all smile!

Elyse said...

hi kelly,

i am loving the fake door (or should i say, i'm adoring it - LOL).

during a spending freeze you can show us details of your pretty things. i always notice the lovely fabrics in your rooms. i would read all about 'em!

come on over for my giveaway!

xo

Gingerbread said...

What a wonderful idea how fun, it looks so good. I think we all go a bit quite on our blogs sometimes, I think its this time of year when we are out and about more, and its probably to late in the day to blog. best wishes Julie.C

Anonymous said...

I think there is so much to write about and you do a great job of it.
Have you re-done a lamp,window treatments, taken a trip to thrifts stores, changed out accessories in a room? I like your island-for a change, it works! I should start a blog as I have so much to say, to show. Maybe in the future, I can. Anyway, keep up the good work!

Lisa said...

Great door! I love dutch doors! I know what you mean about shopping. I guess we'll all be posting lots of recipes (O:

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Since I just got started blogging a month ago, I still have some post material left but I fear the day my ideas run dry. I'm a real homebody and I hate leaving the house. Staying home is my idea of a really good time but it hardly makes for interesting posts. :)

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Love your door and the pretties you dressed it with...inspiring!

Bellamere Cottage said...

That's adorable! So fresh and crisp...I love the shelf too! I wish I could find one just like it.

Blessings,
Spencer

PS...every time I come to your blog I sigh when I see your header....your kitchen is sooo cute.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Well, I've been feeling that since my husband got laid off in February. It has been very hard to get inspired to say the least to post, especially when you can't go anywhere to even look without being tempted. I had so many ideas to post, but it all went out the window. With all that said I think you've been doing a great job with your posting. It's always been a treat!

Take Care-

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

EEEEK!! Oh my word! Gorgeous Kelly! I love it! now I want one too :)

I love the simplicity and also the pops of color!! You are so talented sweetie! when is the book coming out? :) I need your house on my coffee table all put together in a book called " Kelly's fabulous cottage" !!

Have a sweet Sunday kiddo! Hugs, Cyn xox

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Whenever I see a post from you I get excited because I know it is going to be creative no matter what you blog about....Love the door!
~Patti

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

The house number signs came from:
http://www.flagfables.com/

Look on the left sidebar of the homepage and click on "Yard DeSigns." The changeable magnet "faces" come in lots of fun designs and will work on either their wall-mounted plaque (like mine) or the yard stake. They give you a couple sets of numbers with each "face" to add your house number. They also have matching garden flags, door mats and mailbox covers. Fun stuff!

Note: When you get to the page where it shows the different "face" designs, it looks like those are the only ones to chose from but those are actually just the categories...garden, summer, Christmas etc. Click on one of the designs to see more designs in that category. For example, there are 3 pages of Christmas designs! It says that at the top of the page but it's in light blue writing and not real obvious (at least to me) so it took me a minute to figure that out. Duh! :o

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Kelly! Adorable, clever, cute, inventive!!!! Can I borrow Jeff??? Very nice job; I'm thinking I need one or two between my foyer/kitchen and dining/room kitchen!!!! Love this post!!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I love your door! It's just too cute!
~Michelle

tales from an oc cottage said...

AMAZING!!!!!

m ^..^

Jen said...

I completely feel ya! No $ sometimes leads to less inspiration or sometimes more! Love the door! Also, love that you have Patsy on!
♥ Jen

Jannet said...

Oh Love the door, your home is such an inspiration!! good to have a handyman around, huh..lol. I've put myself on your list of followers, looks like I'm your #200 !! what's the price?? LOL!
Have a wonderful week sweetie.
Hugs, Jannet

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That door is adorable! I'm having the same problem...it's hard to think of things to blog about when you can't go shopping as often!!!

PattieJ said...

Love the door!! Love your blog too!!

Lisa said...

Your door is adorable. Almost all of our possessions are in boxes, and staying that way until we move into a house. I have nothing to blog about, and only blank walls, and boxes to look at here.

Aspiemom said...

I love, love, love that door and the whole look that is framed there!

The cottage look is my favorite. We moved 2 years ago and our house is very well suited for it, but we've had absolutely no money to buy ANYTHING. We really need to replace our main LR furniture and can't right now, so I'm holding off on everything else, too. No money just stinks, doesn't it?

Your place is beautiful and very charming!

Liz said...

So Cute!! That was a great idea. It looks great! :)

~Liz

Gayle@Mountain Moma said...

I love it! I'm a new visitor to your blog, what a lovely home you have!

Stephenie said...

I often run out of things to blog about...I just started blogging to...How is that possible...Anyway, I always love visiting your blog and seeing your pretty posts...
Stephenie

Couture de Papier said...

Love it!! I love beadboard becoming rare out here!
Beautiful blog..!
Thank You Denise
Hull,Massachusetts
PS Forgot to mention an elderly shabby artisan,one of the first is having an estate sale her roses are heavenly.I took pics for her and posted on my blog with her contact information.