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Restoring Old Doors, Furniture, and Building Items

 
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As part of the gardening and renovating in Longview, WA that I am doing, there are some doors, drawers, and more that I need to make look nicer.

I primed two doors for a fresh layer of paint.



I primed three drawers.



Then, I primed two more doors.

 
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I primed four doors again.





And then I primed three drawers for a second time.

 
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I added the paint to the doors and drawers, so that they match the rest of the building.



 
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I was able to restore an old door, and build a new one at the same time!

In this case, I took sliding door hardware off our old sheep barn, and then built a new door out of some Western Red Cedar I had kicking around. Married together, the new door works well and compliments our new half-bathroom well.

The old sliding door has some history too. I am not sure when it was installed, but I have a photo of the old sheep shed from 1966 and it is on the building. The building itself was moved about that year from another part of our farm about a half mile away. I tried to move the sheep barn again three years ago, but I had wayyyyy to much bulldozer and not a strong enough building to hold up to said bulldozer, so it did not make the trip. If it had, it would have been a 100 year old building that had been moved twice; serving the barn in three locations.

Oh well. It lives on as a door anyway.



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That is a beautiful door, Travis!

This is what the doors look like now that they're dried. I'll be flipping them over and working on the other side next.

 
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Today, I sanded the backs of the doors and started priming them.

 
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Today, I added a second coat of primer to the doors.

 
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I spent the majority of today doing hay crew. After hay crew, I spent the rest of today adding on the creamy delight paint to these doors, now that the primer has dried.



 
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i hung some replacement crystals onto light fixtures around the old building I am working on.

These were some of the replacement crystals.



These are some of the lights I put crystals onto.







 
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Today, I hung up a bunch more crystals today on light fixtures, and then, I hung a ball onto a chandelier.









 
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