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:
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:
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.
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:
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!
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.