Last Updated on February 8, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
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 out, I can always order the other ones later and find another place for these peacocks.
And I didn’t get hardly anything done on my doors yesterday because frankly, I could peel myself away from Pinterest long enough to do any work.
I’m pretty sure that most of you know me well enough by now to know that when I cut the entire middle out of my doors, I wasn’t just going to turn them into standard French doors, right? I mean, if I’m actually going to go to the trouble of making something custom, I want them to actually look custom and not like something I could have run down to Home Depot and purchased off the shelf for $135.
I had this vision of some sort of a fretwork overlay on the large area of glass. So I searched Pinterest for “fretwork,” and oh my gosh, there was soooo much inspiration there!!! I spent hours…hours, I tell you…pouring over the details of all of the gorgeous pictures. There were so many that I wanted to try that I almost found it impossible to narrow it down to one choice. So in the end, I found my four favorites, and then let Matt decide.
So this is the design I’m using as inspiration for my doors, but the circles on mine won’t be as thick and heavy looking. I’m hoping to make mine narrower and lighter looking.
I also want to add just a hint of gold (as opposed to solid gold leaf, like I have on my kitchen cabinets) to those circles just to give them a slight shimmer. This design will add some much needed “roundness” to my house. If y’all have noticed, I tend to be drawn to squares and rectangles rather than circular items, so I have a house filled with corners. I have to make a conscious effort to add round items into the mix.
Anyway, my glass is supposed to be delivered this morning. I ordered clear tempered glass, and I’ll find a creative way to obscure the view through the doors at night. The glass came to $84.36 per door for a 21.5″ x 66.5″ piece, and I paid an extra $20 for my order to have it delivered to my house. No way do I want to be responsible for transporting two pieces of glass that size. This way, they’re responsible for them until they reach my front door. That seems well worth an extra $20 to me. For you locals, I always to go Freddy’s Glass to order any glass or mirror that I need.
Now that I’ve found my inspiration and know exactly where I’m heading with these doors, perhaps I can peel myself away from my computer long enough to actually get some work done. 🙂
Helpful sources and products:
- Peacock pulls – You can find all kinds of peacock pulls on Ebay, which is where I found mine.
My rolling barn-style doors are finished! Here’s a peek at how they turned out…
You can see more pictures of the finished doors here…
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