At the end of last week, we shared some 5 of our most recent home updates with you. One of them was our newly waxed bathroom door.
But that wasn’t the only door we’ve been busy working on – we’ve actually completed every door in the house!
But let’s start right back at the beginning.
When we first moved in, all of our doors looked like this:
They’d been boarded up with fibre boards and covered in more layers of chipped glossy paint that we could even count.
We weren’t even sure if the original doors were still hidden under the panels, so one of the very first things we did in the house (after removing the pee-soaked carpet) was rip off all of the boards covering the doors so see what we’d find.
The boards had been attached with enough nails to hold up the whole house, but removing them – and finding the original Edwardian doors beneath – was so much fun. Although removing the boards was one of the very first things we did in the house, until recently it was pretty much the only thing we’d done to them.
Back in January, having finally had enough of the messy situation, we decided to have all of our doors dipped and stripped.
The transformation was absolutely amazing, but then – like with so many projects – we couldn’t make up our minds what to do with them and ended up leaving them for a few weeks until deciding to wax them.
Waxing the doors was definitely the right choice for us. It was so quick and easy to do and almost instantly (yep, of course there was a bit of sanding required, too) transforms the door. (You can read more on how to wax a door here.)
So, having already sanded and waxed a few of our doors, it was well overdue that we finished off the remaining doors. Now, just four short years later, we’ve completely finished all doors and this is what our hallway looks like now.
It’s hard to believe that someone would cover up original doors, but I guess we’re lucky that they were still there and hadn’t been replaced at some point.
Whenever we’re lacking motivation to start – or even finish – projects, I find that looking through old photos and seeing how far we’ve come helps give us new drive to carry on.
Looking at what our doors used to look like and seeing how far we’ve come is definitely an easy way to motivate us!
We even have door knobs on every single door! For most people it may seem a bit weird to get excited about door knobs, but after four years without having any, it really feels like a bit of a luxury.
Have you ever restored a door? Do you get excited about little changes to your home that most people take for granted?