When one door closes…

A few years ago we re-purposed Jeff’s workroom into a bedroom and took out the wall in hallway to enlarge the space. I LOVE this room! It has no door but there are only the two of us and there was no space to open and close a door. But keeping the heat in when we’re working and living in the main part of the house we thought a door might help. We discovered sliding barn style doors. We both loved the look! Hiccup—they were expensive. So we sat with it for a while. Jeff was in a parking lot at eye doc waiting for me when he saw a guy throwing doors into a construction dumpster. Egads! He saved two boring but heavy commercial wood doors.

Online prices for the hardware to hang the door and the track were crazy. We went to our local feed and hardware store and bought the basic shiny aluminum stuff for a horse stall and some hammered copper spray paint. Then Jeff watched videos of how to ‘distress’ the wood and make it look old and weathered. His combo of routing some uneven lines and staining the wood with a mixture of vinegar with steel wool dissolved in it worked perfectly. There are still some finishing touches but I couldn’t wait to share, he even made the door knob! Isn’t it (and my hubby) awesome!?

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This entry was written by Laura and published on February 5, 2015 at 10:38 pm. It’s filed under Creativity, Just for fun, Laura, Lifeology, Productivity. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “When one door closes…

  1. When opportunity knocks…open that door. That Jeff is too clever! And accomplished!

  2. kmgraybeal on said:

    Boy, what’s in the water down there? You guys are on fire! I’ve seen the barn doors on several design shows (Fixer-Upper is a fave) and truly covet them. 🙂 Just a beautiful result, Laura…you go, Jeff.

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