In our last house we needed to update the drywall, insulation and all the windows. It was overwhelming. We said, while living in that situation, that our ideal for our next home would be a 1960s-1970s Colonial. Well, here we are in a 1966 Colonial and the things that need updating now are much more manageable. One of my enormous pet peeves about the house was the slated closet doors. You saw how we replaced on of them when we did our hallway makeover and now we’ve replaced five more. They always seemed to me to be a telling sign of a dated room and so much of the house is so classic that I wanted to get rid of those few items that made it feel dated as quickly as possible. The babies are sleeping in the room that used to be ours; we wanted to replace the four closet doors in their room before they arrived at the end of January (can you see how far behind I am on blogging. :)). I went to Lowe’s with my measurements for the doors we wanted to replace, filled up my Honda Pilot with the five doors and Elle. Each door was right around $100.
AJ was dreading replacing the doors… it requires so much precision and he wasn’t quite sure how to handle getting them on the track correctly. I covertly started texting Nate, of Boyd Builders, about coming to do the job while AJ was at school one day. Nate put the porch on our last house, did a bunch of finish work for us there before we sold, added the wainscoting in the half bath in this house and he will renovate our kitchen when we do that. Needless to say, if you need a recommendation for a builder and you’re on the North Shore of MA we love him. His team hung the five doors in a little over half a day. Hiring Nate set us back about $350 but I really, really believe that replacing these doors with six panel ones, and not asking AJ to do the job, was the best decision. The rooms feel so much more timeless now.
I’m excited to share the rooms, after everything has been fully painted and put together with you! Projects are a little slow going now…
Many thanks to Lowe’s for providing us the doors for this post.