As you know, we are in the middle of building our house. There are several rooms in the house that we want accent doors. I shared our pantry doors already, which I cannot wait to see them hung. Let’s be honest… I can’t wait to have two pantries. We have a little more work to do on the doors that will be hung for the guest bath upstairs. And, if you missed them… we currently have the utility room coat closet doors behind our bed that we are using for a head board. Truly, it is a storage place for them because we are out of room everywhere else. We recently found another door that will be hung on our coat closet door in the entryway. And I am in the midst of working on that now and have some decisions to make.
I feel like we have a network of people in our lives. Any time one of us is looking for something, we send out texts. Someone will say, “I have one you can have” or “I know so and so has one that she doesn’t want.” Do you remember the story on the big white hutch we have? Same type of story. Anyway, I asked one of our friends if she had a small door for our coat closet in the entryway of the new house. She told us that she thought she did, but we needed to come out and measure. Knowing this closet door is only 24″ wide, it was a bit tricky.
The door she had was 29″ wide, the right height and had glass window panes on the top. If we cut off 2.5 inches on each side, it would make it pretty slim around the glass panes. But, I still wanted to try it. She ended up telling us we could have it! I think we ended up telling her to stop over for some beers for payment.
I started removing the old finish because it was bubbled up pretty bad. And, I was having a really hard time getting the old finish off around the window panes. We decided to cut it to size to make sure it would work before I put too much more effort into it. And I think it will.
I have been sharing this over on social media and had several people ask how we would install a doorknob since the sides are so small. We plan on this coat closet door being held shut with a magnet on the top and we will have some type of pull handle. It’s actually kind of our jam… to not have everything perfect and not matchy-matchy in the house. I am truly excited to see what this will look like.
Of course, we had to take it to the house and set it up in the entryway coat closet to get the full picture of what it would look like. And, I am going to LOVE it.
We obviously don’t want to be able to see fully inside of that guest coat closet, so we need to remedy the clear glass situation. I thought of using the frosted glass spray paint to give them a cloudy look. I have used that many times before and it works well. Someone on social media suggested etching the glass, which I sort of like that idea.
But, I have this idea to replace all of the glass with clear antique textured glass and luckily we have some. I’m unsure if there is enough for the job so we would have to verify all of that. OR… I thought about possibly finding some white slag glass which sort of looks like white milk glass. I’m still trying to decide which way to go. If you have any other suggestions or want to give your opinion, comment on this post. Also… I believe I may leave this door as raw wood and seal it with a water based sealer so that it stays this color.
Oh… I almost forgot. How cute would this sign be on our coat closet door in the entryway? You can customize your own words or they come in lots of different sayings including bathroom, laundry room, pantry, etc. I think this is a must for our antique guest coat closet door. What to you think?