Last week I painted the outside of my front door.
I left the inside of the door alone, so that my kitchen would stay light and bright. I am glad I didn't paint
it, since last month I had to move some furniture around to make room for my new freezer-on-the-bottom refrigerator, and the front door is constantly being bumped against the microwave stand. I am desperately in need of a doorstop
to keep my door from being marred.
Elizabeth Hartman has a downloadable PDF tutorial
on how to make a nine-patch bean-filled doorstop
. Choose your fabric, have 5 pounds of dried beans on hand, and sew up that little gorgeous number.
What's really nice about the fabric
doorstop is that it has a handle so that you can carry it around and use it for different doors in your house. I also think it would be great to knock out a burglar, should you happen to be so unfortunate as to have one visit.
In any case, I love the doorstop. It's perfect for all my door-opening-and-closing needs.
[via: Whip Up