Tuesday, June 16, 2009

proud owner of a door

I had been thinking for some time that I wanted to use a salvaged door somewhere in our house and after seeing this in Better Homes and Gardens (June issue, I think), I decided we could use a door going from our breakfast area into our mudroom.


I know it's going to be a room that's used lots and lots. We already used that area of the house (even in its un-remodeled state) to pull off our rubber boots and pick ticks off the dogs, so I want that mudroom to be accessible but able to be closed off so our company doesn't see our muddy mud-room.

Last week, we were in Nashville for the Garden Tour and while we were waiting to meet Amber and Trevor, Greg and I ventured into an antique store. They had lots of things I wanted (of course), but this was the thing that really caught my eye.



It's an old screen door with a metal grid and it's in perfect, used condition. It doesn't even have a knob for the door, which is good, because after talking to our builder, we can choose to make it a regular swinging door, or make it into a pocket door (which due to space, we will most likely choose).

I like that this door can close of that muddy mud-room and hide our mess, but it's still transparent enough to see through when someone's there. What do you think?

14 comments:

ShellyJ said...

very cool!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

What are your winters like???
If they are super duper cold, with snow and ice, I would recommend a solid door... often the mud room becomes the sick animal room too,
and if the door to the outside gets opened and closed a lot - it keeps the colder air contained, instead of coming into the house...

HL0517 said...

that is amazing!! I think it would be great to use for a mud room.

Kimberly said...

Fabulous door! Sounds like you are having a good time finding great items that add that unique and touch of charm to your home. I love the shabby style you are incorporating. It's fun to decorate, huh?

Houston said...

I like the door it has so much charm, I can just hear it snapping shut as kids run through it. Turning it into a pocket door is quite genius!

Karen said...

What a great find. I would love to have pocket doors in our house..maybe someday!

lisa truesdell said...

love. =)

Shannon said...

Perfect.... I can't wait until your remodel is all done and you invite Kelly and I down for a barbeque or something ;)

Hannah said...

oh i just LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this !

*reyanna klein* said...

Oooh, cool! It has so much character. I want to go antique shopping!! :D

Amy Gordon said...

April, I just moved from a house that had a mud room. It was great. We lived in a snowy area so it was a solid door with glass panes from top to bottom. Not much of a heat saver but really cool. And yes, in the muddy days it acts as a good catch all for the junk that accumulates in the mud room. And dogs! Geez, they practically live in the mud rooms some days. When it's one of those muddy days I wouldn't even let them out of the mud room and into the house until they've had a thorough cleaning! It's going to be one of your favorite rooms, trust me!

lisa dickinson said...

your house is going to be AMAZING. i love doing this remodel vicariously thru you - all the fun, none of the inconvenience :)

cannycrafter said...

Love this door and this idea!!

Cari Skuse said...

Awesome idea, April! I loved that article too.