When Opportunity Knocks…

Actually, opportunity didn’t knock – it called my cell phone, but the call was about a door and the lesson is the same…spread the word about being a junk lover, because you never know when someone may remember and send some wonderful junk your way.
Last week, I got the phone call every junker loves to get.  “Hey Angie, would you be interested in some old doors?”  Now, old doors can mean cheap hollow core doors, or old doors can mean a work of art.  I rarely refuse when someone offers me something free.  Even if it ends up being something I can’t use, I can always donate it.  The point is, you WANT people to call you when they want to get rid of something, so say “yes”, so they’ll remember you the next time they want to get rid of something and they may tell others too!

Because in this case…and old door was a work of art…x 2!
Gorgeous wood appliques…wavy antique glass…beautiful doorknobs.
What more could a door-loving woman want?
Apparently the pastor at my church told some other folks in our church that I might be interested in them.

Mr. 18 year old was holding the door from behind for me, so I could take the photos, with his sidekick beside him.  My husband is going to cut this door down to size to become our front door.  I can’t wait to see it replace the characterless metal door we currently have.  I haven’t decided what I’ll do with the other door yet.
The people who gave me these doors are tearing down their old house, because they built a new house right behind it.  Most everything has been stripped from the house, but I also got some wood to create things with.  I made this coat rack from wood that was on their kitchen sink cabinet.  There are also 4 gloriously chippy old porch posts they’ll be removing for me before the house gets leveled.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them!
Another gal from my church also called an offered me an old cabinet that looks great.  I still need to pick it up.  So glad other people know how much I love salvage and junk, or I may have missed this opportunity!



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  1. I’m feeling a little light headed just looking at that door. Beautiful!!!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  2. Lucky you, Angie … that is a beautiful door and in wonderful condition. Glad you can use it for your front door. That guy behind the glass is pretty handsome too … well, really handsome.
    Have fun with you new treasures.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  3. Right on…I just got an old sewing machine table from a friend at work!. 🙂

  4. I would LOVE one of those doors on the front of our house! Score!

  5. I never met an old door I didn’t like and this one is a beauty!

  6. What a great score! So happy for you.

  7. How gorgeous! They were meant to come to you! What a great looking front door it will make!

  8. I think I’ll be taking out a full page ad in our paper to spread the word!! Wow, Angie. That door is gorgeous, and a cute picture of your son too. Happy to hear you’ll be able to use one as your front door.

  9. I totally agree with your philosophy of letting people know you love ‘junk’. A couple weeks ago some friends of ours were cleaning out several sheds and I got called on for some goodies! Love it. 🙂 Your doors are spectacular!

  10. What a blessing, Angie. So glad they got into your hands!


  11. You are so lucky to get those doors–they are beautiful! I can’t wait to see one of them become your front door. I am so happy for you!

  12. I am so happy for you Angie. Your doors are trult beautiful and that handsome son of yours proud Momma!:)

  13. Wow, You must be living right to have all these good people looking out for you. Great find…Connie

  14. Lucky you…would love to know what a door like that goes for in your area! Enjoy your new door and have a wonderful, Holiday weekend!

  15. The details on this door are beautiful. Love it.

  16. I am so jealous!! I love this door what great luck. Wouldn’t mind a call and it turn out to be a beauty like this. Have a great weekend!


  17. you lucky duck!!! I would “kill” for that door. lol

  18. Oh my Angie…you are one LUCKY gal!!! Is it okay to be a tad bit jealous? Can’t wait to see this charming old door on your house.


  19. What an amazing find! The details are so pretty. It’s going to look lovely!

  20. love the door, i have a thing for them

    Angie, i wanted to ask you a question but couldnt find your email
    i got a sponsor recently first one and google informed them i had to use a no
    follow link have you ever heard of that with your sponsors?

    Any help would be appreciated,

  21. LOVE old doors! I keep posting on facebook that I’m open to adopting junk 🙂 I’ve gotten some great pieces. I like the idea of creating the hooks…another friend just gave me a pile of old weathered wood. You’ve inspired me to create some signage AND some coat racks 🙂

  22. Drooling!

  23. Wow Angie you are a lucky lady!I would LOVE someone to donate old doors to me!Even if I don’t have the room now I will right!Have a great weekend!

  24. Gorgeous sweetie.


  25. Love your new door, looks similar to the one that was on our home, unfortunately it was damaged and leaked so we replaced it but I do plan on using it on our greenhouse someday. I am looking forward to seeing this door on your home, Beautiful!…:)

  26. Wow and Wow! Great idea to spread the word about being a ‘junker’! This door is stunning — and as for ME, there is simply NO way I’d tear down an old house to build a new one! But lucky you to get what they didn’t want!

  27. oh the door is just beautiful!! That will give your front entrance a very new look. HOw fun is that? Do you need a door to your garage or back door or?? You could add a plantar box below the window and have pretty flowers growing in it.

  28. I every time spent my half an hour to read this blog’s articles daily along
    with a mug of coffee.

  29. Oh, what a gorgeous old door. Such a great gift! Interesting you mention old porch posts. I have four of them in my garage–two of one size and two of a smaller size. The one pair is from the front porch of the house where my mother was born and where, a a small child, I used to visit my great aunt. I love them so much, but I haven’t figured out what to do with them so I will be interested to know what you do with yours. Maybe you have already done something since i am reading this post about two years after you wrote it. I’ll have to explore your blog some more to see if I find anything about a “post project”.

    • Naomi, I still haven’t done anything with the posts, because I’ve been saving them for our bedroom remodel – which we are FINALLY working on, so hopefully I’ll find a way to use them in there!


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