Blank walls stress me out. Some people have vision and talent to reimagine a blank wall. I am not that girl. We had a 2 story, 11 foot blank wall in our family room for five years. Until, I had a vision on how to add an architectural feature. to a wall.
Here is the wall in the family room. I have two photos over the course of the past four years. A blank wall was a topic of conversation when we entertained.
The blank was was the quiet, sixth member of the family.
This was the same wall last spring. New couches and rug, same blank wall.
It’s the wall between the living and family rooms. On the other side of that wall is this hutch. Before I decided to add an architectural feature to this wall, I pushed/scooted this hutch to the family room side of the wall.
I ended up pushing/shoving it back into the living room.
And, then I saw a Craig’s List ad for solid wood doors. This would be a fun way to add an architectural feature to a wall.
And, at the same time add a little bit of Denver history to our brownstone in the suburbs home.
I have a history of hauling stuff out of Denver. I upcycled this find after I asked a tree trimming crew to help me navigate into a parking space.
My husband and I drove to Denver and purchased three doors in a guy’s garage. We snagged some vintage hardware too.
Because I did not know the age of the doors, I assumed the doors were painted with lead-based paint. I did not follow the steps here in this article. Instead, I lightly sanded any rough spots and primed and painted all three doors.
After I painted the doors, I hauled the doors up two flights of stairs to our main level.
Although we purchased three doors, we decided to hang just two of the doors to balance the two side chairs and alight the chairs with our couches.
Now we have an architectural feature on a blank wall. We also have a story about how we brought a little bit of Denver into our home, just like when we made this live edge coffee table.
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