Old Closet Doors

Remember when I surprised Kev with a freshly painted home office/guest room?

Well, since that day, I found a local carpenter named Brian to help us build some closets at the far end of the room, sort of like these…

Our closets won’t be as wide as the ones in the inspiration photo, (we only need one door per closet) so Kev and I cruised up to Southern Accents a few days ago to see if we could find a couple of them that measured under 16″ wide.

They have lots and lots of old doors…

They’ve got gobs of old knobs to outfit them with, too…

I could’ve browsed through them and all the antique backplates all day!

(I still regret not buying that baby blue one on the right!)

Here’s a quick, little video that shows we ended up purchasing while we were there that day…

I think the doors look great au natural, but we’re going to paint them a fun color at some point in the next day or two so they coordinate with the color scheme we’ve got planned for the room.

I’ve also got to peel the paint off one of the backplates we bought before Brian puts all the hardware on…

To save some moolah, we decided to use a couple of old freebie knobs and small, round backplates on the inside of the closets. We’ll use the big backplates, and porcelain knobs on the outside of each closet door.

So, we’re on our way- and I look forward to blogging about the project again later this week! Oh, and if you’re on the lookout for some great architectural salvage and you’ve got time to swing by Southern Accents– you’ll be happy to know…

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  1. says

    Soooooo, my sister’s name is Layla, she’s always been the only one I’ve ever known until I found your blog:) Annnnnnnd, don’t ya just love taking pictures of antiques??? Cause I do!! Love the inspiration photo, can’t wait to see more!

  2. says

    Hey, that’s from Sarah’s House, the little cupboard in between isn’t really old, just looks it. Who cares, right? Sometimes I look old even when I’m not….

  3. says

    Oh, I can almost see it. That is going to be so good. That office is going to be a stunner. Can’t wait to see what that carpenter will do for you.
    And don’t tell him, but my love is about to go away for a few days too. I hope I can surprise him with a little makeover too.

  4. Kelley says

    That store is amazing! I wish I lived closer to Alabama – I’m in Michigan:( boohoo. Can’t wait to see the finished product!!

  5. says

    I just love the rustic feel of old doors! It brings a sense of history to a place and it’s like it got some story to tell. You must’ve went gaga over all these vintage knobs, windows, and other frames, right? I might have gone berserk being in that store too.

  6. says

    Okay, THIS blog post pretty much rules my world! How awesome! I have a new retail store that I’m “tricking out” in a style similar to yours. We hung faux chippy wood wallpaper, which makes the naughty flat door on it look terrible. My goal is to replace it with something old on a barn track! FUN! Let me know if you want to visit Toronto with me and stalk Sarah and Tommy! Or I could just continue to do said-same, online!
    K A Y

  7. Cait says

    Hi Layla! I know you guys did some work outside of Atlanta, which is where we’re living. I can’t remember if you mentioned any places you guys went to around the area but would you happen to know of any architectural salvage places similar to this one in the area? I’ve tried looking online but I feel like the really good places are much more word-of-mouth.

    • Layla says

      Hmmm…We sure don’t, Cait. :-( I’m sorry! Queen of Hearts in Buford is a great flea market though! :-)

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