If there is one thing I love, it is glass doors. Glass doors add a touch of elegance to a room and the more I see French doors, the more I fall in love with them. So it follows that I certainly wanted as many French doors and/or glass doors as possible in my new home. I know it sounds crazy, but I love glass so much that I think I may do just fine living in an all-glass room! Maybe I was a plant in a nursery in my past life 🙂
So, I had started collecting the doors since the home offer was finalized and had collected about 6 doors, 3 of the doors lay underneath my bed and the rest were got from the awesome store at seconduse.com. Here is the thing about doors- everyone prefers prehung doors as they are so easy to install, but there are not as many prehung doors available in the custom door segment. so I had to rely on a skilled carpenter to make the jambs and fit them into the door frame. The two French doors you see here were part of a double hung French door with jambs. Unfortunately as the frame for a double door would not serve my purpose (I needed two separate, similar looking/exactly same doors). The good thing about getting the single doors from a double hung door was that I had the option to choose which swing went where and fortunately for me, the mortises were not already cut for these doors, do it was possible to easily define the swings. The doors cost me $60 from a construction site via a Craigslist posting. They fit perfectly as the two bedroom doors.
For the rest of the home too, I am changing the interior doors to have stained glass inserts and wherever possible, replacing with glass doors as they add character like thing else. Will keep updating the pictures below.
Here is what we have so far…