These Doors Are For The Birds

peacock pulls

Yep, I ordered my door hardware, and I went with the peacock pulls.  (Awesome find, Ann Marie!  Thank you!) Those other pulls (towel bars) were perfect for my house, and would have looked very pretty on my black doors next to the kitchen.  But sometimes the heart wants whimsical, and these silly little guys make me smile.  If they don't work … [Read more...]

A Towel Bar As A Door Pull (Would It Work?)

pearson towel bar from pottery barn

This rolling door design just keeps changing daily.  But if you know me at all by now, you know that I'll continue to change my mind until I finally land on something that feels and looks just right (to me). Yesterday's door options post was me trying (once again) to fit a rustic/farmhouse/cottage look into my house.  Why do I keep doing that?  … [Read more...]

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware, Rolling Door Progress, and My Piano

Pitted antique brass door pulls -- kitchen cabinet hardware from Pottery Barn

Not a day goes by without someone asking me the status of my kitchen. I'm still waiting for my replacement doors and drawer fronts. I can't finish the kitchen without them. It's a frustrating waiting game, but that's the price you pay when you're careless and leave your doors and drawer fronts out overnight and they get rained on.  *Sigh*  I … [Read more...]

Rolling Door Glass Pane Design Options

Rolling barn door style doors painted solid black

I'm generally not one to shy away from a new DIY challenge, but I have to admit...I'm a bit nervous about cutting the top portion out of my doors for glass.  I'm going to do it, but I couldn't quite work up the nerve to do it yesterday.  Perhaps today I'll be braver. I did have some people ask me yesterday why I was even going to add glass if … [Read more...]

Rolling Barn-Style Doors Part 1 – Inexpensive Hardware For Under $60

Inexpensive DIY barn door style rolling doors with cheap $60 hardware

This weekend I was so anxious to try out my idea for the cheap DIY barn door hardware (rolling doors) that I got right to work as soon as I could on Saturday.  And by Saturday evening, I had my doors up and working.  I'm so excited about how well this hardware worked out!!  So let me share the details.  I'll share the components of the hardware, … [Read more...]

An Expensive Mistake With A Silver Lining

ruined cabinet doors and drawer fronts 2

My doors, drawer fronts, and corbels that got rained on ended up being a complete loss. They warped, cracked, and the inset panels all swelled around the edges. You can see what I mean on this cabinet door. See how the inset panel has that swollen area all around the perimeter?  You can see it even more on this smaller door. Every … [Read more...]

Repurposed Doors — Projects Using Vintage Wood Doors

Repurposed Doors Projects

Ever since I decided to replace my interior doors with new doors, I have spent quite a bit of time online searching for project ideas using repurposed doors.  I'll have four 24-inch doors, four 30-inch doors, one 32-inch door, and one 36-inch door, so there will be so many possibilities for things to build and make with all of those doors. Since … [Read more...]

Random Updates: My Stupid DIY Mistake, Front Porch Results & Reader Hallway Suggestion

painted kitchen cabinet doors and drawers left out in the rain

I have a post full of randomness for you today!  :) My Really Stupid DIY Mistake First, let me share a kitchen update with you.  I've spent the last three days sanding, priming, and painting the kitchen peninsula doors and drawers, as well as the corbels for the kichen.  I finally got the last coat on everything last night, and all I had to do … [Read more...]