I’m not sure this change merits a whole post, but I have to say that it made a big difference to the living room, so I’m giving it a dedicated entry.
For a long time, the door to the office was the last brown door left in the house.
Now, it wasn’t the worst-looking door in the world, but it definitely didn’t make me happy to see it everyday. We thought about replacing it with a glass-paned door or something a little snazzier, but after installing one of the Craigslist barnyard doors upstairs and having so many left over, we figured waste not, want not. Instead of totally gutting the frame, though, we only changed the door since the strike plate itself was in good shape (unlike the guest room door upstairs, which had a huge crack down the side).
Because this project happened in the midst of “finish this crap up and get on with the weekend” mode, i.e. the entirety of the last two months, I have absolutely no process pictures. Changing out a door is super easy though – take the old door off the hinges, screw the new door on the hinges. Optional: change out the door knob.
I know that’s grossly simplifying it, particularly because we actually had to cut the new door with a jigsaw, route out a new center hinge with a dremel, and paint, but, really, the essence is there.
Here’s the same angle now.
See how it’s a slight, but nice, change? I’m really glad we took the time to do it instead of just painting the brown door. The six panel ties into all of our other doors, now, not to mention the white really lends a finished aire.
I know you can see some new things in the pictures, too, like curtains and paint swatches. It’s embarrassing, really, that our living room has looked like this since March (one curtain panel our of four – the others are waiting to be hem-taped, random paint everywhere), but I promise that soon it’ll be back in shape. Seriously. Soon.