You know what the silver lining is when completing a torturous, hard project?
It makes everything else seem totally easy and fun. And I wanted to get back up on the horse and do something fun.
I've had this idea in my head for about a year. It involves switching out my regular ole panel closet door with a boring, flat door.
Isn't this looking pretty boss so far?
I asked around the fam to see if someone had a flat door for me, and since everyone knows their sister/daughter/wife is pretty much cray-cray, no one even asked why. My awesome bro just dropped this bad boy off and said you're welcome.
So this makes. . . 1,2,3,4. . . 7. 7 doors I've now taken off in this house that have ended up in the garage in a pile. My husband is a saint.
I don't have a clue why I've had to remove and replace doors as much as I have, but I swear I'm a pro at it by myself, now. Chiseling out the spot for the hinges though: that totally bites. Rather chew broken glass.
So I hung this thing, cleaned 'er up, drew crap all over it,
and then I got all Bob Ross on this thing. "Let's get crazy". "Because in our world, he needs a little friend. . . "
Checked my stock out in the garage, and just started slapping moulding down here and there. My moulding stock should TOTALLY be depleted by now, shouldn't it? You'd like to think that wouldn't you?
Au contraire, mon frere.
I wasn't even sure what I was going for here-- I think I was kind of going for this look, found here.
And I came up with this:
And I had to stand back. Frame with thumb and forefingers. Pause. Change angles.
"Yes", I said. I like it.
Although I just decided I might not be done here-- perhaps some small crown around the mirror would balance it all out very nicely.
But while I've got ya, and while I haven't put on the door knob yet--
I'm never afraid to take down doors, pull up flooring, or cut in to drywall,
but when it comes to paint colors I freak. Could this be cool in some sort of fun, crazy, un-Mandi-like accent color? A girl needs to know! I can be fun sometimes! Really!
Color suggestions are much obliged.