It's modeled after real Police Boxes from the 1920s in London. Anyways, the french doors to our living room were in pretty bad shape. They were half painted a fading white and half raw wood. Yikes. You can sorta see them in the background on the left here:
Well, we primed and then painted. Tim cut boards to place on top and a board for the call box area. I found handles on clearance at Hobby Lobby and we already had the light. Then the very epic Joanna Jinright just so happened to be coming down to spend the night so we begged her to paint the POLICE BOX letters. She free-handed them. She's amazing.
So here's our Tardis French Doors! We are so proud of them!!!
To add to the illusion of looking inside the Tardis, Tim used scrap window framing he found in our shed (which he excellently cut to size) and then put contact paper on the other side of the glass to make it "foggy" so you can't see the magical spaceship inside.
Police boxes used to have phones so you could call the police and so we created a faux door where the phone would have been. Tim cut the wood and painted it and then we printed off the wording from the internet. Oh, and found hinges to add to the effect!
Seriously, isn't Joanna amazing??? The lettering looks beyond perfect!
This was our motion activated light that Tim had the great idea to use as the beacon on top. He even painted the plastic parts with the same National Blue Velvet paint!
So that's what our living room doors look like now!!! Check back soon to see what the inside of the living room looks like!!!