I've been saving this antique "housekeeping rooms" sign for just the right place.
It has found a home above the new "cabinet" door in the master bath renovation.
Below is the door and bathroom as it used to be. Ick.
And here is the after.
Yes. Yes. I know. The woods don't match.
For some of you, I know this might be something akin to scraping nails on a chalkboard.
BUT this is no ordinary door.
It is vintage. It has history. And it has character.
Here are the doors on the original source...
a vintage laboratory cabinet salvaged from a high school in northern Minnesota.
It has fabulous patina. And looks at this label...cabinet D!
Stuff like this makes my vintage-loving heart swoon!
When it comes to vintage pieces, I am often a preservationist. I like to keep the original finish but use the piece in a new way. With that in mind, hubby used his woodworking and construction talents to retrofit the doors into the existing door jamb.
I say he did a brilliant job. While I have considered staining it to match the new cabinetry, as of now it will stay its original finish. I simply love the doors as they are.
Do you have any 1st Projects of the Year to share?
I've teamed up with Cottages & Bungalows Magazine again this year for another "1st Project of the Year Party" at WhisperWood Cottage. We are searching for projects in these two themes:
Before & After Rooms
Before & After Items
The linky will be open Feb. 1-28, and you will be able to link up your projects completed and posted in 2013. At least one person will win in a multi-page feature in an upcoming issue of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!