“Here’s Johnny!!!”

My “Here’s Johnny” door… I have had this 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.
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I started with an old door with a removable pane glass window.
  • here s johnny, doors, outdoor living
I took out the window and gave it a good cleaning.
  • here s johnny, doors, outdoor living
I did not paint this as I wanted it very rustic with all the chippy paint intact.
  • here s johnny, doors, outdoor living
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.
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Flipped it over then taped all the paper together.
  • here s johnny, doors, outdoor living
I then taped that image onto the back side of the window with masking tape. Then with an erasable marker traced the image.
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Then flipped it over took off the paper and started painting on the back side using the marker drawing as my guide and starting with the black color where it shows all the detail, then the grey and ending with the white. Each layer has to dry in between coats.
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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.
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I also made a sign with my name made from old tools and a cupboard door I picked up from the Re-store.
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Overall I love this and I can just imagine what the neighbors think. Or imagine walking the dog down the alleyway at dusk and seeing this. It is just art and easily taken down but as long as I am here it stays. I do all kinds of artsy stuff and seriously the weirder the better. It is just more fun. If you would like to see more of my projects come on over to my site http://www.katfromthehat.com/