Our closet door solution has been in the works for a long time. I knew I wanted to incorporate a sliding barn door setup somewhere in this Cape Cod home renovation. Sliding doors aren’t ideal for privacy, so we settled on our master walk-in closet.
I spent hours searching high and low for sliding door tracks that were affordable and good looking, to no avail. When we were back in The City of Roses over the holidays, we made our standard stop at Rejuvenation and found the perfectly imperfect old door track with two matching trucks, or wheels. It was a Christmas miracle.
The hardware had been in a fire somewhere in Portland, so it was discounted to accommodate the repair work that was (and still is) needed. Thankfully the huz has that covered. Side note: if I was going to buy new, I’d probably choose from the awesome selection over at Rustica.
The handsome three-panel door came out of a school in Spearfish, SD via an antique shop, kindly scouted by my cousin. As you can see, there’s a window in the closet, so the glass pane will diffuse the natural light and allow it to flow into the bedroom even when the door is closed. It was the absolute perfect find. We plan to keep its dark natural finish, but will likely patch the holes from the original hardware.
So let’s get to the dilemma part of this post, shall we?
I’ve been known to regret adding elements to designs when they’re not necessary, but this door is pleading for type on the window. Can you hear her? To test out my intuition, I’ve mocked up a few ideas which include slightly arched type and a combination of serif and sans serif fonts for a vintage feel. I settled on ‘Dressing Room’ because it’s old fashioned and true to the nature of what’s behind the glass.
What type should I go with? Numbers only vs. Words only vs. Number + Words
And then we have to talk color: classic black vs. luxurious gold
Leave your vote in the comments below so I can settle this dilemma, place my lettering order and get this winsome door in working order. If you have any better ideas for a phrase I should use too, speak up! Thanks, friends!