I refinished these old elevator doors for my friends over at Breadwinner Creative Agency. They’re using them in their office space to close off the boardroom when necessary.
Along with refinishing the doors I also fabricated some brackets that were welded on to the track so it could be mounted on the wall. I also modified the door hangers so they could be attached on to the elevator doors.
The doors really took on quite the transformation, unfortunately I can’t seem to find the “before” pictures so you will have to take my word for it. There were about four layers of paint that had to be striped before I got down to raw metal. After all the paint was off I went back and patinated select areas to add contrast. Then it was just a matter of cleaning, polishing and they were done.
It was a fun project and the doors look great in their space. If I ever come across the “before” pictures maybe I will post a quick before and after.