Category Archives: A Bit About Me

DIY Barn Door – Part One

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I bought this Barn Door Hardware probably 3 years ago.  I’ve finally learned that projects don’t get done as fast as you think when you’re doing them yourself.  Since my wall is already existing I needed to add a “header” for it to hang from.  So I used a 1″x4″x8′ pre-primed pine board and marked it to the length I wanted.  The door rail is 6′ long.

I painted it and then screwed it into the studs in the wall.  That door is the old door to my closet – it will be coming off.

Then I pre-drilled the holes for the rail spacers that hold the bolts for the railing.  My neighbor came over to help me hold it while I screwed the anchors in.

The hardware kit comes with everything you need, except the door and your door handle.  Barn Door – Part 2 tomorrow.

This is the kit I bought from Home Depot: https://tinyurl.com/y2ku2wvs

Closet Improvements – Done!

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I finished the old closet/new mistress bath entrance!  Yahoo . . . flooring (check), paint (check), baseboards (check), trim pieces (check), decorative hooks (check)!! LOVE . . . nowwwww I can think about adding my “barn door”!

Closet Improvements

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So finishing my bedroom floor into the “old” closet opened up the opportunity to finally work on the “old closet”.  The opening in the wall where you see the stud was actually the back of my house before the addition.  I had to finish the flooring before I could work on the door trim so . . .

It took me awhile to get those darn supports boards off the wall!  The support boards held a shelf over the hanging closet bar and they were in here for life – hence the holes in the sheetrock, lol.

Once I got those boards down I painted.  The pink is the same as my bedroom – Behr “Barely Blush” so pretty.  And the cream color is the perfect cream but I forgot to get the name (TBA).

My first time cutting sheetrock and it wasn’t too bad.  I didn’t have to worry to much about it because you don’t see it.  I used it to fill in behind the door jam.  And I used a 1×6 to separate the two colors and too cover up the holes I made in the sheetrock, lol.

Still have to caulk, paint the trim and add the cute stuff!  More to come!

My Orchid!

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I’ve had this orchid plant at work for years.  Out of the blue last year it grew a stem, budded & flowered about 8 blooms and they lasted for a few months!  At Christmas I was taking it into the little kitchen here at work to water it but I dropped it and broke the little clay pot it was in.  I was so bummed because it had just grown a new stem with tiny buds (again!!) and I was afraid I killed it.  I repotted it and took it home.  It is blooming again!!!!  Seriously, I’ve had it for years – maybe 5 and now it’s bloomed twice in one year!! Totally stoked! And yes, feel free to notice my cute little pig picture in the background, lol.

 

Cutting Under Door Jams

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I borrowed this oscillating tool from a friend at work and it was a LIFE-SAVER!

I just put a piece of scrap flooring up against the door jam, set the blade on top and started it up. I just kept pressure on it and moved it left to right until I cut through the door trim.

Knocked out the cut piece with a hammer and screwdriver . . .

and slipped the flooring underneath!  It really was much easier than I was anticipating and it looks marvelous!!!  I need to ask for one of these tools for Christmas!!!  Jason . . . . Amie . . .  😉