Back when I was painting the linen closet - ( Here ) I discovered something a little strange.
But first let's go back a little - as in when I first came to see the house - and how when I came upstairs to the little landing the first thing I was met with were these doors.............
and a couple of thoughts struck me - the first one being " ugghhh " which I hesitate to write because someone loved them enough to install them at one time obviously - having said that, however - I hate them enough to want to un-install them
that top panel is some kind of plastic imitation of " tiffany " - and the doors themselves don't belong in this house at all - they're modern builder's type of hollow doors.................
here's the one to the linen closet
except when I opened it and found this on the other side ( excuse the photo - I'm in the midst of painting it )
Panels on one side?
I almost did a happy dance - because panels on one side mean there must be panels on the other side!!!
Why would anyone cover that detail up with veneer???????????
And then my mind starting going a little crazy - c'mon with me downstairs!!!
Check out this door!
Do you see what I see?
( said the house inspector to her blogging friends )
THIS DOOR USED TO BE THE SAME - I'M SURE OF IT - THEY REMOVED THE WOOD FROM THE TOP SQUARE AND PUT IN THAT PLASTIC SHEET - AND THEN COVERED THE REST IN VENEER ( sorry for screaming - but I'm so excited by this - I feel like I've just discovered Uranium or something )
How am I so sure of this?
John says - WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?
Suzan - on her hands and knees - knocking on the door in various places - says -
I've made an amazing discovery John !!!
John says - What? That no one's home?
Suzan says - THESE DOORS HAVE VENEER ON THEM !!!
Suzan says - We just have to remove the veneer and we'll have solid wood doors - complete with molding and panels !!!!
John says - You're nuts - they're basic doors -
Suzan says - THEY'RE NOT - THAT'S THE POINT - THEY ARE NOT JUST BASIC DOORS
John says - Listen I'm not damaging the doors to prove a point to you -
Suzan says - Why would the linen closet have panels on the inside - and not the outside?
John says - I don't know Einstein but we have too many other things to worry about with this house right now................
Suzan starts knocking on the door again
Suzan says - Listen !!! Where the panels would go in the knocking is echo-y - where the panels would come out - it's not...............THIS IS VENEER - I'M TELLING YOU THIS IS VENEER............
Suzan says - I've discovered something magical here honey!!!
John says - Great - now I'm living with the great Kreskin - she can see through doors.................
Guess what we're doing this weekend?
Dear God - let me be right on this one!
Stay tuned for my hidden window discovery :)
Oh and we bought a really pretty pair of linen drapes from Ikea today -
and left them in the cart as we drove off on our merry way....................
and now we can't find the bill.
THAT'S the reason zombies don't go shopping - now I know :)
Merry Christmas someone out there with a free new pretty pair of linen drapes