Closet Door done!

One door complete!

Most of the interior doors will be this raised, 3 panel style eventually. It was painted with Benjamin Moore Advance (alkyd paint) Satin in Wrought Iron. The trim is Benjamin Moore Advance in Super White. 

The door hardware is from Emtek – Stuttgard with square rosettes. As I was installing them tonight, I kept thinking to myself how I should have just gotten round rosettes because lining the square so it was straight was not easy.

This was the closet door. I have the spare bath one half painted in the garage. 

I’m also planning to paint the other doors the Wrought Iron, even though I’ll be replacing them. At least they’ll all be uniform in color in the meantime. 

It looks like I’ll need 2 solid core slab doors for the 2 other bedrooms and one hollow core one for the linen closet. 

The other doors will be barn door style. 

That leaves a cool front door and the one to the garage. I think with the door to the garage, I’ll just paint it so it is no longer the gloss white with the smudges. 

Door Find at a Salvage Store!

I took a little trip to Johnson City today to a salvage place and found this door with this price. 

Looks like $45 right? Apparently, it was supposed to be $145 but they gave it to me for 45. WHEW! I didn’t find out the real price until it was inside my Prius. 

It is now in my garage and I can’t wait to work on it. There is still parts of old hardware on it which I’ll keep. The glass is slightly distorted. I wouldn’t be able to date it but it is way cool. 

Dream Bathroom

Dream bathroom for master – 

I want a walk-in shower but without that tray or curb but at the same time, I don’t want a true wet room, just less delineation of space given the small area. 

This is the inspiration. I won’t be able to do a window because the existing one faces the front of the house. LOL. I have the tile picked out – Emser Strands in Twilight – it is dark but I think it will work. 

I am also thinking master bath remodel will require a change in window to maybe a transom style one. It will give it more light without having the need to have a window covering. We’ll see. 

Watch – it’ll be more expensive than the potential kitchen remodel. 

Quick Fix for Fan Cover

That silvery bathroom fan cover had been driving me crazy – especially since painting the ceiling. It stuck out way too much. So yesterday, during mental breaks at work, I looked at new bathroom fans. 

Then I looked at a YouTube video on how to install one and realized I didn’t want to do that. The existing fan is still working so that old addage of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” kept running through my head. 

Instead what I did was take that cover out and since it was cleaned up when I worked on the ceiling a couple weeks ago, I just had to shake any dust.

Couple coats of white spray paint followed by a clear coat (all satin finish) and voila. You can still see it but it doesn’t stand out as much. I do need to change out that light bulb because it looks old and there are rust spots inside (WTF).

Eventually it will need to be replaced, I’m sure. Maybe when it comes time to remodel the master bath that one will need to be redone. Who knows but for now, this was an easy fix. 

Salvage Places

Looking around online today, I discovered a couple more places I need to check for salvaged/vintage/antique doors. I’ll start my search this Saturday, maybe after I throw a coat of paint on one of my existing doors.

This will probably be a project I’ll work on throughout the year because I need to find the right door. The place in North Austin, Backyard Salvage and Garden has them but they’re a bit spendy. 

I’ll check the other two places. It will definitely be the master bath (solid door) and office (door with glass). If I can find two identical solid doors, I might consider using it for the master closet too.

The hardware will be affordable – tractor supply store will have stuff and I’m sure Ace hardwares will too. 

First step is looking for the door and bringing it home. 🙂

Love this Idea

I’m totally loving the barn door look and I think, I could pull it off for the office and master bath.

The key is finding the right door. Habitat restore didn’t really have what I was looking for. There is a salvage place up north that might.

Hardware I can find at the tractor supply company.

Maybe I’ll trek over to look at doors this weekend and see what they have. I can take my time taking the paint off and prettying it up.