Not Your Grandma’s Door – How to Make Your Doors Unique

If you are doing a home renovation, or you just want to make a change to one room, you can transform the personality of a place by changing the door. You don’t have to call Dawson Doors New York for all of these. Take a chance and try some do-it-yourself ideas.

Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are a recent trend, and they can do wonders for a room. Use them for entry doors, bathroom doors, or over cabinets or open shelving to hide the less tidy sections.

Hidden Doors

Just like in your favorite mystery, you can have your own secret door. Your door can masquerade as a bookshelf by turning a typically framed doorway into the nook for a hinged bookcase. What could be cooler than that? 

Dutch Doors

Dutch doors are a great idea if you have kids or dogs. If you want to limit access to a room but still have visibility, keeping the bottom closed and the top open would work well. You can even create your own from a full door. You can choose a rustic style or a more finished one, depending on your taste.

Brightly Painted Doors

Release your inner Picasso or Pollock by making your door a work of art. You can do a free-form with multiple colors or recreate a masterpiece. If that sounds too ambitious, pick some unexpected colors like neons, glow-in-the-dark or even chalkboard paint. Find unexpected objects to trim it like bottle caps, faux jewels or fabric trim. 

Reimagined Doors

If you have a farmhouse style, a fun replacement for a pantry door is a vintage screen door. If you have a panel door, try removing the panel and replacing it with glass. Don’t want it to be completely transparent? Just apply some frosted window film to one side.

With a little imagination, some time and a little elbow grease, you can completely change the look of a room. Using an unexpected door can be a fun and exciting way to update your home.

 

Plans On Warm Windy Weather

Texas sky.

Hi there! How’s everyone? Happy March 1st! Yes, it is already March 1, 2020. Can you believe it? It’s windy and mostly cloudy today here in Texas. It is warm outside and great to go have fun outdoors. But with this winds, I’ll just hang out on my front or back porch cleaning a little bit-sweeping off the dead leaves.

Spring is just right around the corner. Do you have travel plans on Spring Break yet? My friends and I were planning to visit our other friend who recently moved to Houston. But there’s a change of plans so we might just do it in the summer. I don’t have any fixed travel plans for Spring Break yet. I asked my darling daughter what she’s interested in doing next week but sounds like she doesn’t want to go farther away. With this new virus issue in the state, we might do staycation again this year.

Fall Break Road Trip 2019

It was a very nice vacation spent in Arkansas. Lots of driving (me the whole time) but it was a great experience. We went to visit caves in Eureka Springs and drove through the Ozark National Forest on our way to Russellville and spent the night there before heading home the next day. DD got a “motion sickness” for a bit while we were driving through the Ozark mountain’s winding roads. We were in the forest for a while. 😀

Fall Breaks falls on the same time when The Great State Fair of Texas is happening. We get free tickets to the State Fair but we’re not able to go because the family has other plans since my DD started school. So we had to give the free tickets away to friends or family who needs them.