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The most fantastic finds: old antique doors that became a new headboard

I’m tackling what I hope will become a really cool series here on the UsedBlog… profiles of awesome finds!

Take a look at this gorgeous pair of antique wooden doors that were purchased on UsedOttawa.

We don’t have any before photos to you show you (apparently the paint job was absolutely horrible), but this check out the AFTER:


I like it. I really do. The colour is fresh and gorgeous, and I love how the doors are positioned side-by-side vertically instead of horizontally. It makes the whole look seem that much more dramatic.

Our super smart shopper is Christina Lovisa, artist and owner of St. Elmo’s Fire in Stittsville. I had the good fortune to interview her for an article I wrote for the Spring edition of Our Homes Ottawa. (You can read it online here!) Her home is full of scavenged, reclaimed, and restored finds. It’s amazing, really.

But back to her fantastic find! To complete the look she installed antique Victorian candle sconces over the location of the old handles. Her advice? Don’t strip wood furniture! All you need to buy a really good acrylic primer. In fact, Christina recommends a brand called Fresh Start from Benjamin Moore. She claims that it sticks to everything, and that it’s amazing stuff.

We agree. And we think you’re pretty amazing too Christina! Congratulations on the fantastic find!

Would you like your fantastic find featured here too? Send a fantastic photo and a short description to for consideration!

Mother of two imps and wife of one. Writer, photographer, pro blogger, adventure-seeker, Ottawaholic, social media evangelist and lover of STUFF. Also known as @missfish on Twitter.

3 Responses to “The most fantastic finds: old antique doors that became a new headboard”

[…] a neat little series over at the UsedEverywhere blog. I’m featuring YOUR fantastic finds. Here’s the first! Would you like to share your find and show off your shopping skills? Drop me a […]


Amber R Bosma

This is brilliant, looking forward to more


[…] we want to keep all of our antique interior doors. (I have a thing about old doors. Remember one of my fantastic finds?) They’re solid wood right down to the core. They’re kinda creaky but totally amazing. […]


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