Remember those old doors I blogged about a couple of weeks ago?
They came from a house called Cliff Side Manor that was built in 1884 in Fayetteville, TN…
…and they used to be the “walls” of a very deep doorway…sort of like this:
A fire consumed the house in 2004, but our doors and whatever else was salvageable was sold at auction. (We got them from Garlan at Southern Accents who bought them at the auction.)
And remember that corner in the sunroom where we used to have the secretary, but that now just has a chair sitting in it because we moved the secretary into the kitchen?
Well, the old paint has been stripped off the doors…
…and I’m in the process of designing a big ol’ armoire-style storage cabinet to add to that spot this week!
Now that we’ve lived here for a couple of years, we know exactly where we’re lacking storage. Over the past several months, our dining room table and living room floor & fireplace hearth are almost always covered with “stuff”: stacks of Blog Threads t-shirts, guitars & cases, and random little things that just don’t seem to find forever homes until we’re done working on them.
I used painters tape on the floor in the photo above to show how far the armoire will sit out from the wall. We may end up giving it an angled corner, just to soften that edge, but either way, there’ll still be plenty of room to pass by it and the symmetry nut in me loves that the old doors will be the exact same height as the doors on the bathroom and storage closet/Kit-Cat room next to them.
(Note: I considered doing an angled, corner-style cabinet- but Kevin’s not a corner cabinet kinda guy, and it really wouldn’t be big enough for his (four) guitar cases anyway.)
Brian the Carpenter is coming over tomorrow to take some measurements and figure out exactly what we’ll need to get started, and I’m going to see if I can find some interesting feet, hardware, and a pediment to go on top. Here’s hoping we have a finished project to share with you sometime next week! 😀