Door Decorating Tip – Hand Painted Lettering

A fun decorating trend that we are seeing at Southern Accentsis adding a unique 1/2 glass door with lots of character to the pantry or bathroom. Most of our customers who come in looking for a pantry door are looking for a salvaged half glass or 1/3 glass door with unique glass. Textured, stained, or chicken wire glass doors have been a “hot” commodity in our showroom! The beauty of the textured glass is that it lets light into the pantry, but the texture helps to “hide” the contents just enough to camouflage a sometimes messy pantry from a visitors view! Finding half glass doors with existing textured or stained glass in the exact size that you need can sometimes be challenging, but have no fear… we have solutions for our customers. We can take a half glass door and replace existing clear glass with textured glass. We can also customize a solid, multi paneled door by cutting out the top panels and replacing them with textured glass. Another option is to have us custom build a pantry door to your size specifications!

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A popular decorating tip, frequently requested by our customers, is the addition of custom, hand painted lettering. Local artist Laura Walker has been lending her talents to many of our customers by hand lettering words onto the glass. The most common addition has been to have the word “pantry” painted on the glass. Some customers have taken it further by including other messages or decorative elements. This trend is not limited to pantry doors only… we’re also seeing this as a popular option for bathroom doors. The opague or colored glass offers some privacy while the hand painting adds a touch of whimsey and uniqueness to the bathroom door.

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Local Artist Laura Walker lends her talents to many of our customers requesting custom hand lettering on the glass of their door.

If you are looking for a unique door with loads of character for your pantry or bath, you can view our current selection of salvaged and antique doors online at www.sa1969.com. Our inventory can change daily so visit our site often. Better yet, visit our showroom in person at 308 Second Ave SE in Cullman, Alabama. We can help you with your door selection or work up a custom quote to have a door customized or custom built to meet your specific needs.

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