Friday, August 21, 2009

Door Prize

Posted By on Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 10:49 AM

(I have another weekend recommendation, but this one comes with a home decorating component!)

The much-awaited Adapt A Door auction is this Saturday at Howard Hall. A fundraiser for Memphis Heritage and the local chapter of the AIA, Adapt a Door started in the spring when hundreds of people dashed into Memphis Heritage's warehouse of historic doors and claimed their raw materials.

Flyer intern Brianna McCullough was there and got that story.

Now the doors have been sanded, painted, and just generally transformed, and the results will be auctioned off. (First they adapted the doors, now it's time to adopt the doors.)

Now I love a good auction — it's so exciting — but I also love a lot of these pieces. (I almost don't want to tell you about them, b/c I don't want people bidding against me, but it's for a good cause. I guess.) You can see an online gallery here.

Amid the offerings: There's a cute gardeners' table — very useful for those with a green thumb — a rocking chair, a very cool lamp, and quite a few coffee tables.

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And look at this little desk.

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You have to admire the originality of the people who created these things, not to mention the craftsmanship.

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