Progress Update

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As I have a couple unfinished projects in the works, I thought I’d just give a quick update post before Christmas. I was hoping to have more done by now, but have had an unexpected amount of client end-of-year projects thrown in to the mix.

First of all, thanks so much for everyone’s participation in the belt experiment! So exciting that all spots sold so quickly! I’ve started prepping the hide and cut some strips that will eventually be someone’s new pants-holderup. I created a handy form to keep everyone’s order straight and to make sure I give you the exact sizing you need. In case you didn’t get the form, you can retrieve it from here as well – Belt Measurement Form. I’ve gotten most of them, but if you are enrolled and haven’t returned yours, please do so soon. I’ll be sizing all of them early January.

On the barn-door hardware project – I’ve trimmed out the door opening so it masquerades as a plumb door frame, and it’s prepped for paint! This was a big deal, since I was quite confused on how to handle the wonky frame – even nearly ripping the entire thing out! Alas, I figured one thing would lead to another and I’d have a HUGE MESS on my hands trying to get it back to square.

As it stands now, things aren’t perfect, but that’s the spirit of a 100 year-old house, right? At least things line up visually, and that’s good enough for me. Also, it’s taken an extra long amount of time stripping paint off the door and that nearly drove me bonkers! I’ve been updating some small progress pics on flickr too if anyone is interested.

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6 Responses to “Progress Update”

  1. Anna @ D16 says:

    Every experience I’ve had with doors in old houses has been fraught with frustration! It seems so easy, and then… well, I guess you’ve discovered the “then” part.

    Evan just finished measuring his belt. :)

    • MMP says:

      Oh yeah, you’re not kidding! I can’t believe I never noticed how crooked that door was until I started taking things apart!

      And good on Evan’s belt form! I’m happy he’s joining us!

  2. LOVE this! I will certainly feature this on Restored Style! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Katie says:

    Ok, planning to do this soon, so I’ve been scouting for information. Did you begin removing the trim for purely aesthetic reasons? Or was it medically necessary? My door frame seems to have similar, existing trim, and I’m wondering if I can’t just mount the door a little away from the wall so that it will just clear the trim already in place.

    • MMP says:

      You can definitely install over your existing trim… but I pulled mine to 1. straighten some things, and 2. because it had a sloped edge and on the outside you would see more of a gap. I wanted the trim to be as close as possible to the door when closed. Good luck with your project!

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