I saw this in the latest issue of Country Living magazine, one of my favorite reads.  
It stopped me in my tracks.  Then I went on to read that the savvy owners of the is gorgeous 
North Carolina home pulled this off for only $78, using simple supplies from the hardware store. 

So of course, I immediately began my door search once again.
You may recall my desire to add a sliding door here.

A lovely reader e-mailed a few weeks ago about an antique store in downtown Cincinnati, 
The Wooden Nickel.  She said she had been there and had seen several doors that might work for my house.  Of course!  It's practically in my backyard and I have passed by it many times, but never ventured in.  I made a trip down there pronto. 

Look what I found.....
Two solid mahogny doors priced at just $75 each!
I didn't purchase them yet and I sure hope they are still there. 
Now don't go getting ideas and try to steal them from me. 
They fit the dimensions of the opening between our dining room and family room perfectly.

To think that I could make this whole plan come together for around $200 is pretty amazing!
Seen any brilliant ideas lately you care to share?

Also, thanks so much for all the lovely comments about the painted ottoman.
I am working on a post about the materials I used and the process.  Stay tuned!


  1. Awesome! I love the doors, period. Putting together those sliding doors will be icing on the cake!

  2. So exciting! I am living vicariously through you with this sliding door project and hope it all works out!!

  3. ooh they are going to look awesome! i can't wait to see your project!

  4. Wow, that is a deal and I hope they are still there for you. Do you ever pick up Country Living UK edition? I always find it interesting to see what's going on there versus what our issue in the States looks like.

  5. Yay! I'm glad you found some that will work! I want some SO bad!

  6. i've been wanting to do sliding doors to the master bath. can't wait for your details and how-to.

  7. I think the door idea is brilliant! Good luck with your project!

  8. I saw those doors too and love them! Good luck with your project.

  9. I have been pining for some sliding barn doors for my bedroom! Can't wait to see how you install those beauties!


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