So my office/craft room revamp is moving along pretty quickly. I wanted to give you an update this week on the project and decided that it would be a lot easier to see if my update was a video instead of tons of pictures. Word of warning though, I should have turned my phone to the side for better video and only realized this after spending an hour trying to figure out how to upload it onto YouTube.. Ugh!
In the video, I show you my strange little “Alice in Wonderland” door that goes to our storage and I would love your thoughts on what I should do with the door.
So here is my first video blog post:
Sorry that the video wasn’t the best quality. I will be sharing more of these video projects in the future after I figure out what to do to improve the quality.
So what do you think so far? What do you think about my Alice in Wonderland door? Any suggestions?
Thanks again for stopping by and I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun paint project.
katherine shauger says
Cyndy…happy new first video…Will be great work room for you. I agree with you on little door. Seems like door is too small for large wall. Door has a closet look perhaps that bothers you. Blame the builder right? Making a louvered or a double door, knocking out some of wall would be more balanced perhaps. Your new kicks are cute, like the rhinestones. Great desk find. I love the rich color it is….Katherine in Portland
Thank you Katherine! Yes, I keep looking at that wall and door wondering if we could do something different. I’m not sure what the answer is but it always makes me cringe when I go into that space. I think I’m going to try and paint the door the same as the wall and see if that helps. If not, I need to come up with something really creative! LOL! I’m so glad you like my blingy kickers! They make me smile! Big hugs sweet Katherine in Portland! xxoo
I just happened upon this on Houzz and thought of your door dilemma! http://www.houzz.com/photos/1644933/bedroom-mural-eclectic-bedroom-vancouver
Oh wow Janet, I absolutely love that idea!! My brain is churning and it’s a wonderful way to hide the door. Thank you, thank you for sharing it with me. I was thinking, maybe I could do something text wise across that whole wall and including the door?
Ok, now I need to come up with what I would want like a saying or a quote or maybe subtle french writing? I think this is a fantastic idea! I’ll keep you posted on what I come up with! Thank you again!!
Maureen Hayes says
Congrats! The room looks amazing so far and will be beautiful when you are done. I think you should definitely paint out the little door to the storage room, maybe even put something on it? A rack, a bulletin board, etc… That would disguise it a little but still allow you to access it.
Great job on your first video, keep em’ coming!
Thank you Maureen! Yes, I have tried to think about something to put on that door that I could use as well. We use the door a lot, so what ever I do with it will need to be able to open all of the way. I love the idea of a bulletin board or a chalkboard (and I could use that in the space) and I keep trying to come up with a subtle way to do it.
Thank you so much for your kind words on the video. I hope I can figure it out to do more of them. Thanks for stopping by Maureen!
“Rabbit Door” – make it “disappear” by painting same as wall.
I am eagerly anticipating more pics/videos of your remake!
Thank you Julia!
Suzy @ Worthing Court says
I think your video turned out great! You’re right – I got a lot more out of seeing the space in the video vs photos. I assume that you still want access to the area behind the Alice in Wonderland door, so I’d suggest turning it into a chalkboard or bulletin board. You could replace replace the door knob with a cute handle and turn it into a magnetic closure. Look forward to seeing more!
I love the idea of turning it into a chalkboard and replacing the door knob. I could do a lighter chalkboard in my wall color and gray chalk. Hmmm.. brain churning.. Thanks Suzy!
Marsha Cannon says
I think you did a great job with your first video! What about painting the little door to look like a chest of drawers? Maybe it would look like you had a piece of furniture there instead of the Alice door!
What a wonderful idea Marsha!! I love that touch of whimsy. It would be a fun project to do as well. Thanks Marsha!
I’m so excited about your new craft space! I always envy storage space!
I’ll put on my ‘thinking cap’ about your small door – I LOVE Janet’s idea of the over-sized verbage!! And, I know you’d make it your very own personalized and unique quote!
Can’t wait to see more………………..!
Wall Words does beautiful work – you can create quotes, choose fonts, sizes, and colors – and it is all removable. This also means you could change it out seasonally!
I hope you will show your makeover results in photos, not just video. I prefer the pictures, but having both makes sense.
Melissa Leech says
Your blog is so inspiring! I love your new craft room and unfortunately I don’t have any ideas for your little door but do agree that painting it the same color as the walls will help. I have to say I was especially drawn to your post today because of your sweet dog lol!! She looks like a GSP, is she? We have one too and we are completely smitten by her best dogs ever, right! Thank you for your awesome ideas and sharing them with us all.
Melissa Leech says
Ps maybe the door would make a good chalkboard or magnetic scrapboard??
Here’s an idea Cyndy…You can hide it, make it a bookcase and still have access to the other room when needed
sorry, wrong link but right topic… check out the hidden doors on houzz.com
Amanda Eck says
LOVE it!! its going to be so awesome! and you took the words right out of my mouth about the little door- I would paint it the same as the wall color and let it melt into the wall. 🙂
I have an idea for your Alice in Wonderland door. We had a similar situation and I decided to make ours into a roll-away bookcase. We built a bookcase that slides into and out of the door opening on wheels. The trim molding around the shelving conceals the edges of the wall and makes for a snug fit. It’s pretty neat and you would NEVER know there’s an opening in the wall behind the bookcase. It would also give you more shelving space in your room which is always wonderful. I would be happy to send you a picture of it if you’d like. Just contact me at my email address.
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I was thinking along the lines of the hidden door/shelving unit combined with more “built-ins” to completely disappear the door. I know you will love the vinyl plank floor. I’ve done a couple projects with it and was really pleased with the results. Great first video!
You could always embrace the door and go with the Alice in wonderland theme by adding faux paneling to the door with trim and finding a vintage oversized knob and skeleton key plate to complete the look. If you make all the trim slightly oversized, it should dwarf the door more to lend a “fairy tale cottage” kind of look. Then just paint it the same color as the wall so the knob really stands out. When you stand at the entrance it’ll draw your eye past the table you want to put in the center and give a great focal point!
You could even paint the door the same as the wall and use fretwork from o’verlays and paint or leaf the fretwork and frame it out with trim so it looks like art. A faux case would be good too. You could attached some pretty ledges to the door and use them to prop magazines and lightweight books. Acrylic boxes, bins, and trays would give you storage as well and not be too distracting.
Love the video blog and would love to see more of them!