Sunday, November 8, 2009

Store-Front Doors for His New Closet

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n addition to the two barn-style doors on the master bath and my closet, RJNJ also made out well on the master bedroom makeover. He has his own newly-built closet with this set of screen doors, which came from an original store-front in historic downtown Duluth, MN. The brass pull, the pull/push signs mounted on either side of the right door, the warm patina...what's not to love?!

BEFORE...icky carpet (ish!), strips on walls, NO closet!!



DURING...closet added, walls done, flooring in, doors installed...

This pair of store-front doors was an antique store find from a couple years ago. I had no idea where or when they would be used! All I knew was that they were special and that they had potential. They ended up being used as our headboard over the past two years. When we were discussing the master bedroom overhaul, the natural place for this pair of doors became apparent. The closet opening was built specifically to fit these doors. Sometimes you find the right piece but have to wait for the right time and place. Don't you agree?





AFTER...closet shelving installed...



THE NOOK...

When the closet was added to the room, a nook was created to the right of the closet near the window. Originally, I put a dresser here. The dresser was later moved to my closet, so I pulled this table (formerly in the guest room) from the junk shed and created this blue and white vignette.







THRIFTY TREASURES...

As I was thinking about this mix of pieces, each item took me back to the time, place, event, and people involved. I think it's often about the excitement of finding a great deal that I remember most! The table and lamp are garage sale/estate sale finds. The shell mirror and duck decoy are both from antique stores. The chair is one of a pair I picked up at one of Minnesota's infamous occasional sales. I had two of the striped lumbar pillows made by a vendor at the Ely Blueberry Festival last year. And those footed urns? They are from a rare trip to Home Goods with my friend, Lani@Cottage Elements. The shape, the design, the patina, and the price were too good to pass up!

Do your finds take you back to the place and time when you found them? Do you ever buy something (like the doors above) that whisper to you sweetly? And even though you don't know where it will go, you know you will find the perfect home for it eventually?





DIY Day @ ASPTL

44 comments:

  1. You never cease to amaze me. This is an awesome idea, and I love how it turned out. So much character and a SCREEN door on the closet? Love...

    pk @ Room Remix

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  2. I am in love...those doors are awesome. Your pics always tell the best stories! Hugs, Janna

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  3. LOVE those closet doors!

    You are one amazing decorator. Wanna come to NY?
    -FringeGirl

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  4. Another very fun and innovative addition to your already fabulous master-bedroom make over. Wow!
    Gretchen

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  5. What a wonderful product! Love those pretty doors. Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. WOW! I love those doors, your room is looking great!! Can't wait to see it all done! :)

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  7. beautiful--how nice to have something with history....it just means so much more!

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  8. Good grief. I have a feeling y'all have and door hoard somewhere. No telling what sort of door project will emerge next.

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  9. That is amazing! I love the doors!

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  10. Love those doors. The room seems much brighter and I love your flooring and your desk and those urns are great along with everything else. It all works together and your take great pics.

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  11. Absolutely....Just one little whisper and home they come! You can always find room for something that speaks to you! LOVE your doors, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  12. The doors are awesome and all other designs with the color combinations are too superb. Thank for the posts.

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  13. I LOVE the doors. What a wonderful idea. I've been looking for those haberdasher's glass front drawers - you know the ones I mean? Haven't had any luck so far. Well done you. xx

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those doors. They look so masculine with the brass. Do you know what your blog does to my brain--it goes into work overload mode.

    Cheri

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  15. Your project turned out wonderful! The doors add so much character to the room. Love the nook and your treasures look great.
    marcie

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  16. Wow, that's really looking great! Would never have thought about those doors for a closet!

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  17. Yet another perfect addition, Amy. The more you break the room down, the more I realize that what I really love about it is the perfect balance of light and dark.

    XO*Tricia

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  18. The doors are perfect and yes, I too hear the whisper of each of my treasures brought home....some of which still are waiting their turn to shine. :-)
    ~ Rebecca

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  19. Oh yes! I always regret it when I don't go ahead and buy something that "whispers" or even shouts to me. Only to go back for it and someone else listened to that voice and bought it. Your space is looking beautiful. Love that shell mirror!
    Brenda

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  20. I love it! Very unique and the doors are beautiful.
    Dena
    Sweetpicklesandchocolate

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  21. Wow!

    I admit, when I saw the first picture, I thought that it was a BIG challenge. But the reveal! Those doors were such a unique touch. It looks awesome.

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  22. Those doors were a great idea!
    I used an old screen door for my pantry.
    It's those little touches that make a world of difference.

    xo
    Brooke

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  23. Wow,oh wow! The effect of those doors is stunning. I'm speachless, and that is a huge compliment because it takes a lot to make me shut my mouth. Mmmm. This is one of those posts that is going to draw me back, over and over to just to have one more look.

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  24. Wow the dorrs are gorgeous. Great project and total transformation!

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  25. You continue to amaze me! I love this, a lot!

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  26. Those closet doors are FABULOUS. What a great idea. I can't tell you how much I love them. And the table in the nook is perfect. I want everything you have on it, especially that palm tree lamp! Great job!!!

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  27. That is without a doubt, THE coolest closet I have ever seen!! What a transformation in that room!! beautiful!

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  28. Those doors (and the others) are Fantastic!! I would love to have them in my own home... The ONLY suggestion I have for you is to stop now and scrape those ceilings! I know it's a huge mess (we did it in every room of a 3,000 square foot home) but you will LOVE the results! It's the only thing I see in your home that isn't ABSOLUTELY perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. I'll bet you're the only one on your block with a set of those! Awesome unique idea! Love it!

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  30. Beautiful!!! The doors are just yummy and rich!! Screaming classy all over!
    Mama Holli

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  31. Oh my gosh...you are making my head spin with all these fabulous old doors! I AM IN LOVE with them! First the barn door, and now this?? We are just getting ready to replace all the flat, boring original doors in our house and I have been going back and fourth for month on the old door-new door thing. Old doors it is! These are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration for me to finally make a decision! ~mary~

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  32. You were featured in my favorites. Go check it out and grab your I've been featured button.
    Thanks for posting. I am just crazy over your doors.
    Cheri

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  33. Another fabulous addition to your bedroom. Your home is like a magazine spread. Better, in fact! (Your photos are always so incredibly impressive!)
    Kim

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  34. Love what u did with these doors. Your very creative. Glad I found your site
    Maggie

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  35. WOW! I love the doors & everything you did to that space ... wonderful.

    Have a great week. TTFN ~Marydon

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  36. the doors are absolute greatness! and yes, I can often remember where I purchased something and the circumstances surrounding it. such fun! Kelly

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  37. Oh, how I love this! Mmmmm, mmmm, good. Well done! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  38. Hi Amy! I found your blog through Cheri's, LOVE your bedroom, looks fantastic!!

    Stop on over to Homespun Kitchen sometime!!

    Blessings,
    Cara

    P.S. I am also a fellow Minnesotan!

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  39. I LOVE these doors...looks great

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  40. Loving your doors in both posts! Awesome and inspiring.

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