I can't contain my excitement. After many, many, many, many, many years of living with no doors on our bedroom closets (the horror, right?) we finally have the doors ordered, primed, painted, and installed. I pretty much couldn't sleep last night because of it. I kept opening one eye all creepy-like just to make sure it was real and not a figment of my imagination.
In case you are newish here, and because I love to give extremely long-winded explanations, I'll share why it took us so long to get this job done.
When we first moved in, several of the closets had louvered bi-folds that were painted in a ghastly peach-beige. It still gives me the shudders thinking about it. Since I was a big baby about ugly closet doors I made Alex get rid of them all right away - not really thinking about the repercussions (looking at the messy contents of closets for years 'n years).
While we were able to replace the bi-folds in the front entry and breakfast room with new, off-the-shelf bi-fold doors from Home Depot, the master bedroom closets were an odd size and needed custom doors. Custom doors cost a fortune, my friend. A fortune.
So we waited, waited, and waited some more. This fall, after we almost bought a cottage and then didn't (story to follow), we found ourselves with a little bit of extra money that we were planning to use for a down payment. As a surprise, Alex went and ordered the doors. It was his way of saying that we finally get to start working on our house again.
Yay! Working on our house again!!!!!!!!!
Once we picked up the doors, Alex's dad primed and painted them for us (THANKYOUSOMUCH), and we installed them yesterday. (Alex pretty much installed them by himself. I sat back and said things like, "A little to the left. That gap is too small. Raise it up just a tad on that side. No, the other side. Okay now move it back to where it was at the beginning.")
I can't tell you how happy this little bit of progress makes me. I can finally throw stuff on the closet floor without anybody knowing. Ahhhhhhhh, so liberating!
Here are a few pictures of the new doors:
I think I'm ready to start adding some finishing touches to this otherwise plain-Jane room. Those pretty doors are just the motivation I needed!
P.S. I still haven't been able to tame the new, lumpy duvet. I'm pretty sure it's goal in life is to annoy me.
Updated to Add: The closet doors were a special order through Home Depot. They are pine doors made by the company Milette and they are painted in Simply White by Benjamin Moore. The paint colour on the walls is Old Prairie by Benjamin Moore.
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