All the doors in the house are boring flat plywood hollow core doors painted with a variety of acrylic paint colours from baby blue to puce. YUM !!
We looked at replacing them with a set of older doors but finding enough interesting doors with the right measurements could have taken a lifetime. Then it came to us. A hollow core door is only two thin layers of plywood over a core of honeycomb cardboard or strips of timber with a thicker timber surround so it is a canvas on which to do anything.
This is exactly what we did.
- Cutting the holes
- Inserting the “Copper” panels
- Painting the door with Bio natural enamel paint
- The finished thing in all it “coppery” glory
The finished fakery. The construction details are simple. The wooden frames are cut down picture frames bought from various tip shps for a dollar or two with a rebate cut in the back of them to set them into the door. The “Copper” panels are Anaglypta embossed wallpaper which we sourced from the very helpful people at 3d Inspirations, Launceston, painted with Haymes copper paint finished with a “Patina” flicked onto it with a toothbrush. The copper paint has real copper in it and the “Patina” ages it just like copper ages in the air. The door is painted with Bio natural oil based paint and the door handles are the original ones cleaned up with metho and steel wool