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DIY: A No-Cost Doorstop Borrowed from Nature

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 28, 2014 01:08 AM
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by Alexa Hotz last modified Oct 27, 2014

A permanent fixture on my wish list is architect Makoto Koizumi's Tetu Iron Door Stopper, a weighty, cast-iron doorstop in the shape of a simple river stone. At present, though, a river stone is far more within reach than Koizumi's design, and so, after seeing a project by Suki Vento of the blog Varpunen, an alternative option came to mind: Adapting a foraged rock with a bit of paint resembles the iron stopper and is essentially a return to Koizumi's starting inspiration. Above: The inspiration: Makoto Koizumi's  Tetu Iron River Stone Door Stopper  is $70 from Nalata/Nalata. Above: The DIY inspiration: Finnish design blogger Suki Vento and her daughter painted a found rock matte white. Photograph from Varpunen ; see more of her home in A Lesson in Geometry from Finland . Above: My own version of the doorstop was made with the perfect rock (chosen for shape and weight) and some paint I had on hand. I used Rust-Oleum Protective Enamel Paint in Flat Black ; $16.92 for a pack of two one-quart cans at Home Depot. Above: The finished product is just heavy enough to keep a door in its place. For more natural decor hacks, see our post DIY: Painted Natural Objects as Decor  and have a look through our featured  DIY Projects  on Gardenista. Another doorstop we like—this one with a nautical twist—is the Marseille Knot Door Stopper . More Stories from Remodelista Falling Leaves: Justine's Spooky-Elegant DIY Table Setting Dark Wood: Shou Sugi Ban Torched Lumber DIY Project: A $38 Pot Rack That's Perfect for Compact Kitchens






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