Old VW door- great color! but what to do?!
Architectural Antiques
March 15, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We've got two of these old VW doors, and they've been sitting on the floor for quite a while. People often comment on them, but we've obviously never had a buyer! I think it may be because people don't know how to use them. What are your ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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HELIUS Lighting Group
It like to make a bed out of them. What are you asking for them?
1 Like   March 15, 2013 at 9:58AM
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Architectural Antiques
$345 a piece
1 Like   March 15, 2013 at 10:02AM
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lessismoore
I would simply hang it as "art." I know there is a big empty wall out there craving some green. I've seen some beautiful distressed remnants (?) from body shops hung as abstract art sculpture. This is less abstract, but why not?
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Suzanne Tetrault
Check out what we did with this old oven -


It would be possible to do something like that. You could take the glass out, add a recessed shelf behind in the shape of the window, and store liquor in it.
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lessismoore
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Suzanne - thought I'd post the oven shot :-) Love the paintings in that project too.
3 Likes   March 15, 2013 at 11:15AM
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Architectural Antiques
@lessimoore and @suzanne that is SO cool! Great idea!
1 Like   March 15, 2013 at 11:19AM
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Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
I'd hang them in a loft space on a white brick wall for artwork - very cool -
or you could incorporate them as part of a rail system or even ends of a sofa!
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DirectBuy of Fort Worth
you could always add a mirror in the window opening and some hooks on the door. Would make a great piece as you walk into a home to hang your coat from.
2 Likes   March 15, 2013 at 12:07PM
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dianahb
I'd use them as photography props. They'd be great.
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lessismoore
Or what about a killer door for a under the stairs type "nook" or kid's playroom under a loft bed?
1 Like   March 15, 2013 at 12:29PM
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decoenthusiaste
Hang one over the FP.
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Susan Mills Design
Good way to hide the toilet from view, kind of cute too if you think about it;)
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orangecamera
Mount them to the front of a walk-up/drive-up ice cream store (or something like that), and serve food through the window. Take money at "door 1" and pick up your purchase at "door 2".
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orangecamera
Or.... wall art, with a mannequin arm sticking through the window, and holding a jar of Grey Poupon. ;)
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