I rarely check Craigs List, but I got lucky one of the few times I did check it last year. I’m not sure if this was a small barn door, or a heavy barn gate, but I was so glad it was still available when I called about it. There were actually several to choose from, so I bought this one, plus another one that I used as a headboard in our shed-turned-guestroom.
I thought I might use this one as a headboard in our room, but it’s it bit short for that, so I finally decided to turn it into wall hooks for my bedroom instead. I just added a few iron hooks on it, and it was ready to use. Both doors came with the rusty hinges, which was an extra bonus!
I picked up the hat at a thrift store a few weeks ago. It’s actually a man’s at, but I wrapped some lace around the brim an I love how it looks hanging on the door.
And speaking of lace, I found a bunch of Queen Anne’s Lace growing along the gravel road by my house, and wanted to dry some.
Some of the heads were huge, so instead of hanging them to dry, I stood the blooms up on their “faces”, and propped them between caning jars, so the whole head would stay open as it dried.
It worked really well, and I was rewarded with some delicate and pretty blossoms.
Did you notice the jar hanging on the door? It’s the newest “milk bottle” style jar that my son has made, and it’s my favorite of all of them he’s made so far.
I can’t remember what was in this jar – it was just one I had in my stash, so I’m going to need to wander through the grocery store to find more like it, because the shape is so perfect to imitate an old milk bottle.
This one is available in my shop HERE.