Thursday, July 28, 2011

One Room. Three Exits.

The Sandwich Shoppe is divided into two rooms. The front was the dining area of Mrs. Corbin's Coffee Shop and the back was the kitchen. In the very back of the kitchen, there used to be a bathroom that customers could get to from the outside. So, in all, the little 15x20 foot room in the back of the Sandwich Shoppe has THREE DOORS leading to the outside.

We decided that three exits might just be overkill. Time to get rid of some doors. Since the two back doors are too narrow to get furniture in and out of, they got the boot. Besides, the bathroom door wasn't even  a door. Just a painted piece of plywood.

I love that skinny five paneled door. The panels are damaged, but the doorknob... SO pretty. It was the only original knob left in the house when we bought it.

I want to use the paneled door in the house somehow. Maybe something like this?

Or this?

Or this?

What do you think? I'm still mulling it over.

Anywho. Stephen, Theresa, and I merrily ripped down the aluminum siding and tossed the doors aside.

And suddenly, our dark little room was flooded with light. BONUS.

We framed in some new windows and I took out the tiny, off center window that used to be in the Coffee Shop bathroom. The whole... off center-ness of the window was driving me nuts. I might move the tiny window over next to the rest of the tiny windows on the side of the Sandwich Shoppe.

The original siding is in pretty rough shape. We'll be putting up new siding over it sometime soon.

At the end of the day, we were left with some very pretty late afternoon sunshine. Ta-Da!

How do you properly spell that sound they make in cartoons when light shines down from the heavens? I don't know, but that's the sound I make every time I see the windows.


  1. That looks SO SO GOOD!!!! Great job, guys!!! The symmetry really improves that side of the shoppe! :) I fully approve of ALL of the ideas you have for the paneled door.

  2. Such a great project! What a difference more natural light can make!

    And you must do something with that door! I vote for the hooks with chalkboard on each panel, but anything would be fabulous.


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