I found an old solid wood door at Habitat that must have been a waiter door at one time that was in excellent condition. The paint was in perfect shape, actually the perfect color but the brass plate up above where a door knob would go made me scrunch my nose. I have spent lots of money trying to replace door hardware from brass to nickel these past few months...I sure wasn't back tracking!
Not to mention the brass plate on the bottom. But other than that, it was the perfect measurements and everything....at least I thought so.
When we got started to replace the old master bathroom door, I measured it and found that it wasn't what the sticker had stated. I didn't have my trusty tape measure with me so I had to rely on it being accurate. Next time I will have my tape measure!
So our brains began to think.....build up the door jam! So off to Lowes I went for a piece of door jam. SIGH....It turned into a project that took 2 days!
But worth every second of it! Sorry, I didn't take a photo of the original door. It was a mobile home door that we had given to Mom's husband to use here. The garage was supposed to be his work area so it didn't really matter to him I guess. Many years later, a divorce and us buying the house from my mother, I couldn't stand that door any longer!
We have six panel doors throughout the house so this made sense to me, plus it being solid and old had me there too. It looks perfect!
Well...if that wasn't a headache enough to fool with, I then thought that the make-shift closet area that I made for the hubster's stuff looked plain. See the cornice to the right? That is our walk in closet. I wanted to make another piece to tie into it but sure didn't want to ask my sweetie for anything else after that goofy door...but I did. lol So I got some wood from the garage, measured and sweet talked him into ripping it for me. I can do simple, short cuts, but a skill saw on a long piece intimidates me a little.
Tadah! Not too shabby is it? I took down the metal bird brackets I had hanging a little further out and put them here. I made the curtains and put them up, not puddling in the floor as bad as they were.
I wanted something up above, so I decided on tea cups. I know, not really what most would think of for a closet. But remember, my china cabinet is right at the entrance so it ties in nicely.
I am quite pleased...now to replace that fluorescent light! I'll be working on that this week hopefully. I bought two to do the other one also. You all say a prayer for me that I can sweet talk you know who into hopefully helping me and that we don't bicker. wink wink