I owe you guys a post on all of the old doors here in the cottage. But, I will be breaking it down to two posts. Remember when we ran to pick up some old doors this past winter to incorporate into my design? I found them on Craigslist. And, If I remember right, the wind was so bad that we saw several trees down on our way to pick them up. And, Deb’s hat flew off the top of her head and she had to chase it through the guys yard. ???? Good times!
Well, we have them hung here in the cottage and I couldn’t be happier.
If you remember right, I wanted three matching doors because all three would be in view at the same time. The bathroom, utility room, and bedroom all needed to be matching. I started by giving them a thorough cleaning and painting all of the white. The wood was very orange so this made perfect sense being that it was a quick fix.
I loved the fact these matching doors had glass in the top. But, I knew, obviously, I would need to address that. We have used the frosted glass spray paint before, but I wanted something different. I also thought about switching them out with mirrors, but I didn’t want that much reflection in one area. And, I ordered some textured window film to stick to the glass to make it private. The film worked really well.
BUT… we remembered we had a stack of old textured glass being stored. We decided to cut the glass to fit each of the windows for privacy. It was a matter of removing the trim around each window and switching out the glass. By doing this, it added another texture to the kitchen area, which I am all about.
The bathroom and the bedroom doors are sliders because of a space issue. We wanted the utility room a regular swinging door. We decided to go with a ball catch latch at the top so we can just push it open. It has been so handy. When our hands are full, it’s easily opened.
I love how these old doors in the cottage turned out. And, I love incorporating vintage and antique items in our spaces. Remember, our goal is to make sure everything looks like it has been here forever. What do you think?