My Hallway – Paneled Interior Doors vs. Flat (Flush) Interior Doors

flat panel door ideas - upholstered door with nail head trim, by Miles Redd, via House Beautiful

I'm still working on my rolling door project.  It rained yesterday, so I couldn't take my doors out and spray them.  So I worked on framing out the doorway, but ran into a problem with it also.  Since I'm making the doorway narrower and centering it on the wall, I have an area that's going to require new drywall.  Ugh.  Don't you hate it when a … [Read more...]

Oh, What A Difference Some Trim Makes!

trim ideas - intricate pattern created on a wall with trim, from Veranda Interiors

My rolling French doors are taking longer than I had expected.  I spent several hours on Tuesday stripping the many layers of paint from the doors (I think there were about 8 to 10 layers of paint on them), and then I spent yesterday getting them all sanded, wood filled, and sanded some more.  And then I was finally able to start adding trim to one … [Read more...]

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 – Inexpensive Hardware For Under $60

DIY rolling barn door style door 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...]