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!
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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