Old Office Door Makeover

Well, our old office door-turned-new hallway door makeover is complete!

Old Office Door Makeover | The Lettered Cottage

The finishing touch was this curtain my friend Jana made us for the back side of the door:

Cafe Curtain | Old Office Door | Wired Glass

(excuse the partially painted door trim!)

Since there’s a window on the exterior wall opposite this door (and another two-story house outside of it) we wanted to add a little privacy with the addition of a light-filtering fabric. I picked up the two cafe curtain rods at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $4.97 each. They were originally gold, but I wanted them to match the door knob so I spray painted them oil-rubbed bronze with some leftover spray paint.

I’m finishing up the kitchen cabinets today, but now that the door is done, I’m thinking a hallway makeover will be in the works soon, too. After all, pass-throughs should be fun to pass-through too, right? 😀

One more note before I get back to work in the kitchen though: I switched from Feedburner to Feedblitz recently, and I think some email subscriptions got messed up in the process. If you’re no longer subscribed and would like to sign up to receive a notification each time I publish a new post, just enter your email address in the box that looks like this in my sidebar:

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I appreciate you taking the time to do that, and I can’t wait to show you how the kitchen cabinets turn out on Friday!

PS- A lot of my emails didn’t go out in April and early May, so here are some links to my previous hallway door makeover posts if you missed them the first time around and would like to check ’em out! :-)

Hallway Door Makeover

Hallway Door Makeover- Part 2

Hallway Door Makeover- Part 3

Cottage Style Kitchen Update
Adoption Update - We Got Our Letter!

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  1. Sheri K says

    Hi Layla – Just wanted to say “thanks” for making the switch to Feedblitz. Email notifications are coming through great now! And thank you for such a beautiful blog – can’t wait for the future chapters of your adoption story/life!

  2. says

    Good morning Layla,
    Absolutely love this door! Can you share where one might find these type doors? Also, just a thought, maybe how to create one? The reason I ask is that when I do find something I really like, like this door, they are upwards of 2 to 3 hundred dollars. I’m not that creative but you are.
    Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

    • Layla says

      Hi, Hope! :-)
      Here’s a link back to my first post about the door: Hallway Door Makeover
      We got ours at a architectural salvage place called Southern Accents in Cullman, AL. Do you have something like that in your area?

      • says

        Not that I am aware of. I have searched Georgia and have come up empty. When I do find the occasional salvage piece, (yard sale), the price is so much that I let them keep it for me. lol. But I will check out the one you mentioned and see what I can find. Thank you for getting back with me.
        Have a beautiful day!

    • Mel says

      Here are 4 places in Georgia:
      Metropolitan Artifacts
      4783 Peachtree Road
      (770) 986-0007

      ReUse the Past
      98 Moreland Street
      (770) 583-3111

      Pinch of the Past
      1270 North East Street
      (912) 656-4290

      Pinch of the Past
      2603 Whitaker Street
      (912) 232-5563

      Search engines: Architectural Salvage places. There is a bunch more.

  3. Elisabeth says

    Hi Layla,
    I love the word ‘possibilitarians’…… but what exactly is the business?? Sounds intriguing! Also love the door, too, bt that would go without saying. Well done!

  4. says

    Love the new door! I really like the color you selected and the curtain really makes the lettering stand out better. Nice job!

  5. Julia G. says

    I really like the makeover of the pass-through. I have been thinking of updating my hallway. It seems dreary and could use some cheering up! I love getting ideas from your posts.

  6. Jennifer says

    I love love the door! I would love to borrow your idea and put a door like that to our master bedroom. The curtain is genius! Can’t wait to see the kitchen. Your house has become a gorgeous home and sweet pea will be very happy and loved there. Congrats on y’alls letter.

  7. Esti says

    Hi Layla

    This is my first time commenting, so just wanted to say that I love your blog. I’m from South Africa so following from afar, but I even got goosebumps with your adoption update earlier this week! I love your style as well as the fact that you are a child of God and I am even praying for your adoption and following you on Instagram for updates!

    Now for my actual reason for commenting – I use Bloglovin’ to keep track of my blogs. Since your switch to Feedblitz I am not able to view your posts there, it tells me that you’ve moved and I have to click through two pages to get to your web-based page. Am I doing something wrong or are you no longer on Bloglovin’?

    Best regards

    • Felicity says

      I had the same problem with Bloglovin’. I noticed when I searched for this blog there were several different subscription options. The one with 8000+ followers gives me that error message, but the one with only 200ish followers seems to work as normal.

  8. Elizabeth G says

    I have been getting all your email blogs for a couple months now and loving them! I have to tell you that your blogs make me smile, feel good, and inspired. I admire your adoption journey immensely. I am a mom of 3 and am excited for what is in store for you and your kiddo!

    I am also curious on the spray paint you used for the rods – you posted about Rustleum (?) – is it the same thing? I have a door knob I would like to revamp.

    All the best-

  9. Sandy A says

    I just love your very creative idea for this door–not just the door itself, it is so darling–but “Possibilitarians”–unique but perfectly stated!!!

  10. says

    Love!!! This door makeover has me so inspired. Surely I need an office door somewhere in my house, right? 😉

  11. says

    There is nothing I don’t love about this door! I would love to see a full length photo from the hallway if you do another post about it. For research purposes…. :)

  12. Kim A says

    Just wondering, are you going to keep that door closed once Sweet P comes home?

  13. Ashley Olsen says

    Layla, LOVE THE DOOR! I am on the hunt for a white curtain for my back door that is very similar to this. Do you know what kind of fabric it is? Or does your friend have an etsy shop with curtains or anything? I need something sheer enough to let light in but give us the privacy we need! I love this. Let me know. Will you also send the link for the rods that you used! It is all just what I am looking for! Thanks for the post! So fun!