|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 1944 days ago||2442 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
Aug 23, 2008
I wasn’t going to post any more fairy door pictures because they will probably all look the same now but this one has a wee story.
I wanted to use a certain size of wood and the only thing I could find was an old scrap of pine. I’ve tried carving in pine before and it wasn’t pleasant and I had the same results this time. So I said, “no more pine. Period.”
But, I didn’t want to waste the wood or the door (waste the wood?? I took it out of the garbage!) .. anyway, I decided to finish the door with it. It really doesn’t matter what it looks like if it is out in my garden.
And so I put some dark stain on it and as soon as the first swipe of stain went across the wood my eyes opened wide and I said to myself, “Self… forget the “no pine rule”.. this is GORGEOUS”. I just love the strip of light wood in the middle of the door. How lucky I was that I cut the wood so “perfectly”. I hadn’t looked for grain on this piece of wood when I cut it. Pure luck!
To finish it off, I glued stone around the edge with sand filling the gaps, added leather hinges and stapled the little lock (that we found at the dollar store) to the door.
Rick said: this is my favourite!
And so this one is going anywhere. I’m going to have a lot of fairy doors on this property!!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)