I've got good news, and it rhymes with Pauseit Moores. We are finally getting doors for these closets that Bath Crashers installed!
As you may remember, even back as they were putting this room together, I started asking the question, "You guys are going to put doors on those closets, right?" And I kept getting the answer, "Oh yeah, of course, we've got a plan." But when the camera crews left, it looked like this:
Which might have been fine while they were empty, but as you can see, now look like a hot mess with all my stuff in them.
So for the past few months you've heard me again and again crossing my fingers about these doors, and here's why. I was trying really hard to walk a fine line, I wanted to make sure my producers knew how grateful we were to be apart of the project, so we didn't want to bug them. But the response from them took a long time, and I didn't want them to forget about us either. They were working with various materials suppliers and contractors trying to get them to donate the products and time, and no one was biting. In the meantime, I was trying to be super helpful, and even used my best builder skills to draw up these plans to help move the project forward.
My producers liked the plans, but that shaded gray area was supposed to be frosted glass, and after shopping quotes on tempered glass that met code, my cheapest price was $2600. Dollars. Yep. That was way more than we had all bargained for.
So we were back to the drawing board, and another few months of them going back and forth with contractors and vendors. And finally, a week ago, they reached out to me with two options. A.) Our contractor could build shoji screen doors, or B.) They would give us $500 to build the doors ourselves. While I love the idea of a contractor doing the work for us, we weren't thrilled with delicate rice paper on the doors, especially in an area with so much traffic and moisture. So we took the gamble, and took the cash.
So what's the plan you ask? Well, first I headed to Ikea to see if I could buy sliding doors from their wardrobes, but their was nothing that would fit our size. But I did come across these in the kitchen department, which they have in an 24" x 80", and 15" x 80" size.