However, we have managed to complete one project this past month that looks great! We took the two solid-wood doors from the entrance in the great room and transformed them into bedroom doors for our bedroom and the back bedroom.
When Trey and I first started renovating the house, we decided to have as open a floor plan as we could (hence, the removal of a certain kitchen wall to create a bar). So within our first week of renovating, I took off the double doors in the great room and set them aside. Since they were solid-wood doors with a beautiful stain finish on them, we couldn't bring ourselves to throw them out.
|This is a picture from the inside of the great room when we first saw the house. One of the double doors can be seen on the left.|
|Missy, the new addition, is the female lab/boxer on the right, not the slightly butchered stuffed monkey.|
You'd think making a door for one room into a door for another room would be simple, it's still a door. However, the size and placement of the hinges made this project a little more complicated. One of the doors was too wide to be a bedroom door, and it took several trips to the garage to shave off fractions of inches to get it fit. Then, we needed to find a door knob template for inserting a hole that wasn't previously there (also, drilling through solid wood is a lot harder and takes more time than drilling through hollow wood. who knew?!). And, of course, switching the placement of the hinges.
|Trey switching the hinges on one of the doors in the back bedroom.|
|The finished product. Me likey!|