My “Here’s Johnny” door… I have had this idea in the back of my mind for quite some time. So this past summer when I rescued an old door from the dump I was ecstatic to be able to implement my idea.
Yes I know it is kinda creepy but sometimes I just can’t help myself.
When the weirdness comes out to play, I just embrace it… I go full throttle crazy.
I started with an old door with a removable pane glass window.
I took out the window and gave it a good cleaning.
I did not paint this as I wanted it very rustic with all the chippy paint intact.
I found just the right image on the internet and turned it into a black and white, then went to block poster.com and had it blown up (for free) and printed it out on regular printer paper. The whole picture was printed out on 12 sheets of paper.
When it comes out of the printer it has margins around each edge and that needs to be cut away. Once cut, I lined all the papers up in the correct position, flipped it over, then taped all them together.
I then taped that image onto the back side of the window with masking tape. Then with an erasable marker I traced the image to the front of the window panes.
I flipped the window back over, took off the paper and started painting on the back side using the marker outline as my guide. I starting with the black color where it shows all the detail, then the grey for the shading and ending with the white. Each layer has to dry in between coats.
Once all the paint had dried I popped Johnny back into the door and screwed the whole thing right to the back of the old shed that faces the back alley. I then added some other elements like some old saws and my tool box planter.
I also made a sign with my name on it made from old tools and a cupboard door all picked up from the Re-store. I keep adding to it with strange things I find like the First Aid Station sign, a couple of door knockers. Just weird stuff.
This the completed project and I just love this.