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Blog entry by Brett posted 757 days ago 1413 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We live in an older home. With that comes some need of making home repairs and improvements. Our house has some nice single panel fir doors but they have been coated with many layers of paint through the years.

Quite some time ago, I got the urge to see what treasure lay beneath the layers of paint on one of the doors. This was a test to see if I wanted to reveal the wood on all the doors in the house. This task proved to be a real chore and not one that I thought was of enough value to put all that effort into. Removing multiple layers of paint is WORK!

So I ended up with one stripped door that needed to have something done with. This one ended up getting hung back up and nothing done to it for a couple of years until now. We had the plan to paint this image on it but the desire or the time to get to it seemed to keep dodging us. Finally with the birth of a new boy, I had a couple of weeks off to spend helping with the other kids and taking care of household chores. We got excited about painting our door and this is what we ended up with.

We also made a video of the process and we think it turned out fun!

Now we need to come up with a picture idea for the back of the door!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com



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andyboy

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#1 posted 757 days ago

He he very cool. Nice idea

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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pickpapa

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#2 posted 757 days ago

Brother, I’m here to tell ya, that is one fine little big family you have there! You and your wife must have gotten your quiver at the big and tall store. It is a cool project but what a blessing to see your children doing this together. I might be wrong but they greatly resemble the crew I saw recently at the cobblers shop. Hmm, maybe not.
As for the other side of the door, maybe a seen from inside the tree, such as the chipmunks living room.
Peace and Blessings to you.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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Brett

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#3 posted 757 days ago

Thanks men for the comments!

Chuck, that is a good idea for the other side of the door. If you notice on the front there are 9 fruits. Each one is a fruit of the Spirit. I just had to let the paint dry before we could write them on the fruits. Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, gentleness, meekness, temperance, faith. Maybe I got the order wrong but you know what I’m saying.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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pickpapa

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#4 posted 757 days ago

That is fantastic; definitely a Proverbs 22:6 project.

-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 757 days ago

What a cool project and I love how all the kids are involved. If you ever move, this door goes with you!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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