Ashley’s Faux Hall Tree

Hi all! It’s back to school week and although I miss my boys dearly I now have more time for projects! The project I’m sharing today is my Faux Hall Tree. I have wanted a hall tree for my entry/dining room since we moved into our new house. I scoured Craigslist daily but could not find one at a price I liked so I decided to make my own!

It started with a standard, white, 24 inch, 6-panel interior door that I purchased at Lowe’s for $19, a bucket of Behr Black/Black interior eggshell paint and a brush. I headed over to Whitney’s house for our craft night and began my work!

I painted two coats of the Black/Black eggshell on one side of the door and the edges. It dried pretty fast and I was so pleased it only needed two coats! I then used a stencil that Whitney had made from the Cricut and sponged Antique White acrylic on the corners. I added two hooks and a cross that Whitney had at her house (it really made a nice touch, I think). Next, I added 3 large knobs that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and it was time to distress! I used a 3M sanding block (my favorite tool to sand with) with 80 grit paper and distressed every edge and corner (I love distressing). I love how the white came through when I distressed it! That was it and I now have a super cute Faux Hall Tree in my dining/entry way. I just leaned it up against the wall and it is surprisingly sturdy and I love the way it looks! Total cost ~ $28 ~ Enjoy!


I will be posting this at A Soft Place to Land for DIY Day… Check it out… Lots of great ideas there!!

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  1. do it yourselfer on September 9, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    omgosh! that is so cute! i just scored a free door…i feel inspired!

  2. Its So Very Cheri on September 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    What a great project. CONGRATS.

    Its So Very Cheri

  3. Southern Fried Gal on September 4, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Yay! You are the winner! Fabulous project. Please email me with your color choice – Siena (red and yellows) and Provence (greens and blues). I also need your name, address, and phone number. Congratulations again!!!

  4. Anna See on September 4, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Way cool! I love this idea.

  5. Tricia Anne on September 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Oh how cute! I LOVE the knobs!

  6. Kelli on September 3, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Awesome!! Would love to try this!!

  7. Jen on September 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Super cute. I almost typed Cuper Sute but caught it. Love the way it looks with the distressed/sanded edges.

  8. Kim on September 3, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Great idea!!! Turned out fabulous!!!

  9. Morning T on September 3, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    What an amazing idea- it turned out great! Good job.

  10. Jennifer Juniper on September 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    It really did turn out great and functional too, killer combo! I just know my kids would try to "open" this door, don't invite us over 🙂

  11. Jen R. on September 3, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Very cute! Love the finish!

  12. Southern Fried Gal on September 3, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Wow! Very creative – you did a great job!

  13. Amanda @ Serenity Now on September 3, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Very cute! I love the knobs, and the hooks you chose. 🙂 I'll have to save this project in my "files." Visiting from Kimba's party! 🙂

  14. kirstin & jordan on September 3, 2009 at 2:37 am

    oooh-it's fantastic! I love using doors as decor!

  15. on September 3, 2009 at 2:29 am

    oh yep, love this, great inspiration

    you'll be picked for DIY round up at Kimba's I do believe 🙂

    thanks for posting

  16. Beachbrights on September 3, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Really cute and stylish! I will be coping this soon!


  17. Shanty2Chic on August 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Thank you so much for the comments girls! ~Ashley~

  18. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage on August 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    That is soooo flippin' cute! Love it!

  19. fabulousfinishes on August 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    you know what would look really SWEET? if you took this one step further, say did one more door, not necessarily the same exact way but maybe slightly different – like different hardware, different positions of stencils etc – then literally MOUNT them on your entry wall – think it would look really cool actually hanging on the wall – and if there was more than one, then it would look like panels….

  20. Sheri on August 27, 2009 at 11:39 am

    How creative! It would have to be bolted to the wall at my house…kids would surely knock it over.

  21. Nice and Easy Antiques on August 27, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Love this piece…great job!

  22. Embellished Bayou on August 27, 2009 at 5:52 am

    How creative, it's beautiful! I love the distressed look and the crystal knobs.

  23. Lee Laurie on August 27, 2009 at 1:32 am

    This is beautiful! I might have to copy this one!

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