I hope u had a GREAT weekend! Did you see the photo of the Easter bunny that visited us? .. So cute! Onward to today’s post, when hubby and I were looking for our new home, a home office space was a must. I loved the ‘office’ room as soon as we spotted it …. BUT I didn’t like the semi-long hall which had 4 standard white doors, one leading to the ‘to-be-office’. So my solution was to open up the space …. with French doors! But the cost to get 2 doors (for the swivel dramatic entrance … which I looove) was about $600 .. queue in the crying! Hmmm, what’s does an ‘economical solutions’ gal do? She moves to Plan B (and recruits her hubby):
Plan B: instead of getting a custom French doors, we purchased a bi-fold already made one, then simply unhinged it .. the price was about $317 (amazing difference huh!!! … we still smile at the savings!!). The doors were delivered, now it was time for work (which usually means more work for hubby, then for me). Here he is below drilling new holes on the door frame:
One day we will invest in a cordless drill (getting/attaching extension cords is always a pain) hence the not so happy face on hubby below:
Next we (ummm, he) moved on to remove the hinges of the previous standard door. Which were a PAIN to do .. they did NOT want to go anywhere, so we just left it (haha), we (yeeeesss, I helped in this one!) just patched it up and re-painted it. We had more important things to conquer.
Then we (um, heeeee) sanded sanded sanded the top to try to make it fit perfectly, but even with cursing - it still would not close sooo….
Time for the saws-all-machine - snip snip .. or more like snip %#@& snip %#@&:
It fit (HORAAAAYYY)!
Now it was MY TURN to work. I cleaned the panels from all the saw/dust ….
Painted every nook and cranny (see my goofy face below) … I think I might had been a little high from the paint (haha):
It was a total WORK-OUT to paint, then after drying I pulled the protective sheet off to show the beautiful clear glass panels!
We (um, oh yeah … reality check) hubby also added hardware to the door frame to hold the doors when closed ….
This (ball-catcher)) part attaches (catches) to the above:
And here is how my home office doors looks (plus a peek at my foyer).
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