Deb would be rolling her eyes if she knew I was writing this post. ???? As, this project is FAR from being done. She doesn’t read my blog and is never on social media. So she will never know. ???? But, I couldn’t wait to show you guys. The stairway landing in our home is huge! It’s bigger than most bedrooms. There are two closet doors in particular which are a bit boring for yours truly. One of those doors belongs to the stairway landing linen closet and the other is Ivy’s bedroom, which happens to hold our paint clothes. ????
We wanted to find antique doors to replace the original boring doors. I mentioned to a few people that I would love to find antique doors with glass on the top like my pantry door. So, I would need two matching doors, with glass on top, and only 24″ wide. Soooooo… not to specific. ????
One of my friends called and said she thought she saw some old doors with glass on the top that appeared to be 24″ wide. AND….. they were being thrown away. An old building which was previously a factory, was being remodeled so the “trash” inside needed to go. Um………….. Over here…..???????? I will take them.
You probably already know where this story is leading. We stopped everything we were doing and ran. ????????♀️????????♀️ We carried down 150 doors. (OK…maybe 13) Because we couldn’t let them all go to waste. The kicker was that we had to walk up and down 3 flights of steps because they were all on the third floor. The first set of stairs had 22 steps, the second set had 21, and the third set had 13 steps. We know this to be true because we counted them each time we traveled that route. Trust me, by the 13th trip, the last several flights were pure torture. That was 728 steps to be exact.
But the 728 steps were worth it. Deb started working on the stairway landing linen closet door switcheroo yesterday. Ivy’s bedroom will be started and hopefully completed tomorrow so I will show the entire area in the next couple of days. But, I was too excited to wait to show you the first antique door installed.
I still have my work to do. She ended up having to switch the way the door opened. She moved the hinges to the opposite side because they were mirror image doors. So I have to fill cracks and holes and re-paint the entire door jamb.
I will also need to thoroughly clean the actual wood itself. I am also debating whether I should clean up the brass plates? They both have one where a handle would be and one as a kick plate at the bottom.
I’m unsure what I’m going to do with the glass top. We may cut a mirror and install them behind the leaded glass as not to ruin the original window. That will cause a great reflection of the room and also hide what’s behind the doors.
I swear…there is NOTHING like the olden days, huh. Can you imagine this door being in an old factory? I just wish I could go back to see what the entire structure looked like originally. ❤
Thanks so much for stopping by. I sound like a broken record when I say this, but I mean it from deep in my heart. There are plenty of blogs out there. There are plenty of things your could be doing. And just knowing you take the time to read mine, makes my heart happy!
Buh bye…. for now!!!!