Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A new door opens....

I have kind of a "door" theme going on right now. My parents are coming out next weekend, and, as usual, we have a long list of projects to work on while they are here. Not the least of which is to install a number of, yep, you guessed it, doors.
We live in a 90 year old school house, although you'd never know it to look at it now. Such a shame. Any recognizable features were lost long before we came to own it. However, due to the nature of the building, and, I assume, the previous owners, who are responsible for most of the structural changes, there are quite a few unusual measurements and features in the house. Some of these are the sizes of the doorways and other openings.
For example, I have two storage cubbies in my bedroom, of equal size, and on the same wall. The building has a pitched roof, and therefore, the rooms on the second floor have very angular ceilings, so these cubbies are odd sizes, and still have rough openings because I refuse to put a spring rod and curtain over them. I just won't do it. I feel that is akin to putting a skirt around your sink, which I also will not do.
So, god bless my dad for putting up with my hair-brained ideas, he is making me doors for these crevices. Or, I should say, frames. I think I am going to end up regretting this before it is all said and done, but they are each going to have 8 open panels, which will hold punched tin blanks. This is the design:
SO, I know there is no way I will have them all ready when he gets here next weekend, but now I have a goal to get at least a couple of 12 inch panels ready to go so we can get an idea of how it will look when they are all done (and I am old and arthritic from punching them all).

Stay tuned for more doors! We're also doing a smaller storage cubby, my sewing room door, and, most importantly, the cobalt blue gingerbread screen door for my laundry room!


NV said...

Wow! Sounds like a lot of work, but I bet it's going to look cool.

Ty'sMommy said...

It IS going to be a lot of work, but that's what makes it so satisfying when its finished, right? Like your worth it.