There’s been plenty of progress over at our Dutch colonial project . . .
. . . it’s just that none of it is particularly photogenic at this time.
Oh, how I can sadly relate, but I digress.
The above photo op shows the downstairs bedroom in progress.
To the left will be a closet, + here are the doors that I want for it:
Country Living magazine
I love their texture + their slightly-but-not-too-country style.
Modern country, if you will.
At this moment in time, I plan for our walls to be a similar shade of pale blue,
perhaps something of the wallpaper persuasion, like this:
Ralph Lauren Home
Yummy, no? Could it be possible to love grasscloth wallpaper MORE?
I think the texture would warm things up a tad,
which would be nice since that bedroom’s on the northeast side of the house.
Downstairs bedroom with closet to the left.
The facing wall will be for the bed.
That window (above), which was smaller than the originals,
screamed: ADD-ON, so it had to go.
There, that’s better.
There’s ^^ our framed-out bedroom window in the proper length!
Now we’re still in the bedroom,
standing with our backs to that bed wall + the eliminated window.
Beyond those studs, where G.O. (insert joke here) is standing,
is our future divided bath.
This space used to be a bath + a hall,
+ here it is, in mid-gut:
We eliminated the hallway, which means we increased the bathroom size.
We’ll now have a larger, 4-piece bath with an adjacent powder room.
Here’s my sketch of said-same:
“Nice” photo, no? — but I just snapped it, in a rush,
to include in this morning’s blog!
All those 30″ spaces in walls are doors.
The first one, on the left, is a future door between the bedroom + bath,
+ it will be in this wall we just saw:
To save space, we could install a pocket door, like these:
I like it, but what I like even more is that horizontal bead board!
Bob Vila radio via Yahoo
That crazy accent color is fun, isn’t it?
What crazy accent color could I use with pale blue walls?
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G.O. has already cast his vote for a pocket door,
but would something of the barn-track-door persuasion
be more hipster + happening? I wonder?
There are plenty of tutorials available online; just go to Pinterest!
I need to investigate this further, because that looks a lot like repurposed steel.
No problem, right?
G.O. has already used said-same to make the brackets for our art ledges!:
Disclaimer: This is exactly the kind of thing that I do to drive G.O. crazy . . .
. . . but people. Sometimes it can’t be helped!
Anyway, let’s look at a slider between a bedroom + bath:
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Meanwhile, between the main bath + powder room,
there’s another door (with the arrow)
that could go either pocket or barn . . .
. . . + once again, G.O. has cast his vote for the pocket door,
while I’m leaning toward something on a sliding barn-style track!
I’m not sure our Dutch colonial is calling for something so industrial,
but I love the idea of what looks like frosted glass.
That power room’s going to be windowless,
so any added light’s a major plus in my world!
Speaking of frosted glass, HERE WE HAVE IT!
Ding ding ding! That’s a winner!
We just happen to have a similar 30″ wide, old white exterior door
with a window,
so I vote for repurposing it!
I’m not fond of that metal BATH they’ve affixed to their door (above),
but I would like to apply BATH letters to the frosted glass!
Yay. Now I need to find someone local who does this glass frosting I desire.
I trust that won’t be too difficult.