June 7, 2011

It’s the little things

by Shelly

I don’t think I ever realized how important the small details are in a home until now.  The end of last week we started working on the things that we just couldn’t finish before we moved in….namely the interior doors, baseboards, window moldings and window treatments.  It was a MESS without the edges of the drywall being covered by those moldings and whatnot.  Every time we walked by a wall with a messy door edge opening we would hit the drywall, then dust and chunks of wall would come spilling down. MESSY!  That stuff is the hardest thing ever to try and vacuum up.  Seriously.

So as I started my day today I was thankful for the little things….

A bedroom that faces the street…WITH window treatments that block out light!  No window molding yet.  That will go on today, but I LOVE the bamboo shades with a blackout layer that can be adjusted, so you can use the shade with or without the liner.  By the way, have you looked for well priced, NICE bamboo shades?  Highly recommend Blinds Chalet friends.  The quality is great and the price was very decent.

Yeah for interior doors!!!  We’re still missing one that will come later this month, but there is nothing like being able to shut a door to use the bathroom.  We were as discreet as possible, but we could walk in on one another at any time. No bueno.  And I LOVE our oil rubbed egg knobs. I know, I know…everyone keeps saying how oil rubbed is going to go out of style soon. I don’t care. I love the shot of contrast and since I have a lot of polished nickel going on, I wanted something completely different for the door hardware.  And hey…how ’bout those baseboards!?  It’s the little things folks…I’m telling you!

But now I’m on to the next project….closet doors.  This is a tough one for me because 1) sometimes I’m a cheapskate and 2)I like a mirror when I’m getting dressed.  Mirrored closet doors are a definitely no-no in the design world.  TACKY!  But darn it, they are so convenient!

Especially when you’re getting ready for a night on the town dressed as a tramp. *Note the nice tattoo on her ankle.* :P

Anywho, so I’m trying to find fairly reasonable alternatives to the dreaded Home Depot mirrored sliding closet door.  Not easy.  They aren’t cheap and there are not very many options.  At least not in my area.  But here are some doors I am eyeing for our bedrooms.

James Radin

I love this!  BUT there is no way that the inside of my closet would be on display like this.  It’s not nearly neat enough.

Steven Gambrel

Another lovely idea.  This one is a bit more doable, but I would still need sliding doors in two of the rooms due to space issues.

Have any of you done something different for your closet doors? I would love your ideas/pictures!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessie June 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I don’t have any recommendations, but when we moved in, we had the big mirrored sliding doors. I ripped them out ASAP b/c I could only see half my closet/clothes at a time. Just a thought…
The house looks great! I’m amazed at how quickly you’ve pulled it together!


Robbin September 9, 2011 at 6:05 am

Have you tried the sliding door company? You can customize your doors & room dividers.


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