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. 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 🙂

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. oh yep, love this, great inspiration

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

    thanks for posting

  4. 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….