Some of you will ask why I bought a door that doesn’t fit the opening I needed to fill. A valid question.
The opening, at 74 x 26.25 inches is nowhere near standard.
I wanted a glass door to help light up the dark and dingy kitchen. It really is a hole, but I’ll get to that later. When I saw this door (it’s upside down, btw) in our local second-hand-door-store, I just had to have it. In case you are wondering why I would want to be able to look into the bathroom from the kitchen, I don’t. I’m going to to frost the door with paint, using this: as a cool stencil so everyone will know it’s a bathroom. Neat, huh?
Okay, now I’m really mad. Not only can I not find the stencil I printed out, I also can’t find the original on the internet. I find that very upsetting. So I will move on to the real conundrum and hope it shows up. (I never did find that sucker, but it looks something like this with no words and more swirls coming off the back. Boy and I going to be cranky if I lost my original.
I was thinking I would take those god-awful cubbies that are always spewing things onto the floor off that wall, move the opening just a little and mount the door on barn door hardware. It would make a nice slider there. The other option is to make the opening bigger. Also doable. Nothing in this house is either well made or so picturesque that it shouldn’t be tampered with.
So here’s the question:
If it was your (frosted) glass door and your opening, would you leave the cubbies and mount the door traditionally, or would you remove the cubbies and slide that sucker like a barn door?