The closet door in our smallest bedroom is comprised of 2 heavy plywood panels that slide back and forth. Only one side of this tiny closet is visible at one time.
I wanted to get rid of this door (which has fallen on me more than once) and replace it with either a curtain or something that would open easier than it does now.
We have an old bifold door that is partly paneled and partly louvered which had been removed from the doorway between the kitchen and dining room. It had been finished with a cream-colored wash over natural wood (same as the paneling in the dining room).
It was almost a perfect size to replace the closet door in the pink bedroom so I cut 2+ inches from the bottom.
Charlie drilled a new hole for the bottom hardware that keeps the door plumb. The hole was purposefully snug so the plug needed some assistance going in.
I took the metal track from the kitchen/dining room area and screwed it into the closet lintel after trimming about half an inch with a hacksaw.
We could not find all the hardware from the kitchen doorway since it had been removed when Charlie tore up the floor in there so we bought a floor cleat and rolling anchor from Lowes. We tried to use one from a bifold door in our bedroom which is on its way out because it’s falling apart and looks atrocious but it did not work.
After Charlie did all the leveling and got the door to work properly, he took it down again and cut a half-inch strip off the long side to make it fit. When he hung it back up it worked like a charm.
I was planning to paint it but that will have to wait. This project (which seems so simple) took us 3 weeks to complete.
How do you budget time for a project? Does it usually work out?