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Gnome Door

Category: bethie's world | Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:37 pm

During the holidays we Finally got around to making a gnome door. I showed hubby some pictures I had on the computer and out we went with a tape measure.The door can be made any size depending on your tree. We decided on this spot in the yard because of the nice old ivy vines running up the tree plus my goose pen is right behind this so I am here every day to enjoy it. We measure for the size we want then I cut a rectangle out of newspaper that size. I folded it in half and cut a gentle curve with scissors. I did the same for the window.
We're going to make this completely out of junk and not buy a thing.
The body of the door is some aged oak barnwood that we salvaged. The door is cut with a jigsaw. It's cut out in one piece and then re-cut into several. It's put back together on the back with some thin wood. The doorframe is cypress that I've sanded and sponge painted. The hinges are old kitchen cabinet door handles pounded flat, cut off and sprayed black. The brass door handle is the top off and old canister. Mirror is glued to the back of the window. It doesn't have to be cut to size and could be a mirror out of an old compact. Hubby gets carried away by it all and even grinds off the screw heads to make them square. What a guy. We'll definitely be making another of these in a different size and shape. Fun.



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Comments

 

toni wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:42 pm:


Goodness, you and hubby do some of the best and cutest things for your garden.
It would probably take several days to see everything you have out there.




 

Netty wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:21 pm:


That Gnome door turned out terrific Bethie!




 

glendann wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:12 pm:


It is so cute bethie .Any Gnome would be proud to have that wonderful door.




 

kuntrygal wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:34 pm:


Another WOW! Any chance of taking new pictures of your garden and posting them?? Pleeeaaase!!




 

eileen wrote on Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:31 pm:


Goodness me now that is definately a work of art Bethie. I LOVE it. It looks as though it's just MEANT to be in your garden and fits in perfectly. You two are so creative!!




 

Droopy wrote on Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:06 am:


Beautiful work, I'm awestruck by your imagination and handywork.




 

Frank wrote on Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:45 pm:


Love it Bethie. Keep an eye on it, you never know who might pop their head out!




 

Kay wrote on Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:59 pm:


This is so cute! Could it possibly be a hobbit door? :)




 

bethie wrote on Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:47 pm:


It very well could be a hobbit door but if I see it open I may just RUN.





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