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. 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!!!