Another Cottage Corner

The Cottage clearing is coming along.

Paint supplies, craft supplies, refinishing supplies, and general junk.
Paint supplies, craft supplies, refinishing supplies, and general junk.

The corner just inside the door is a catchall for everything and anything that we have used for various projects.

And the air hose from the compressor was all tangled up in everything.
And the air hose from the compressor was all tangled up in everything.

There is even an old amplifier and a bag of speaker wires.

I haven't seen the floor in this corner is ages.
I haven’t seen the floor in this corner in ages.

I boxed this junk up and cleaned it out.

Soon we'll have to sort through the doors and get rid of the ones that won't be used.
Soon we’ll have to sort through the doors and get rid of the ones that won’t be used.

The pile of doors isn’t nearly as intimidating now that the clutter is gone.

Would you replace some of the new doors in the house with the original vintage ones?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

14 thoughts on “Another Cottage Corner”

  1. Well, that depends on what the new doors are like. I have hollow core doors in my house and I would love to replace them but they are okay for now (and probably forever). If the old doors need to have paint stripped, you might run into lead paint issues. The corner looks great.

    1. Our house has been checked for lead paint and we’re good in that aspect. The new doors, while not hollow core, seem like pressed paper to me. And the style is not consistent. Jo

  2. Hard to say without seeing, but the heart says “yes”! If you have room or the need, they can also make very cool desk or table tops. Hope you are enjoying your progress!

    1. I am enjoying my meager progress. I could use the doors to make some kind of “wall” either in the cottage or outside. Something to think about. Jo

  3. I’d definitely use the old doors if possible. If they don’t work on any doorframes, they may still look great hanging on a wall or used for a divider. Old doors are too cool to toss!

  4. i love vintage doors. i had a fleeting plan to replace all our (what i thought were hollow core) doors with vintage, but then i realized our doors are all solid core and heavy as hell. AND the condo is of fairly modern design, so vintage doors wouldn’t really “go” with the look of the place. but i still love them.

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