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Adding Privacy to the Master Bedroom: The Before

I couldn't host the UFO challenge and not be willing to join the fun! 
(If you are procrastinating on a project you are THIS.CLOSE to finishing check out the challenge and find the motivation to finish!)

 My unfinished DIY project is going to be installing a door (aka "endower of mommy privacy") between my master bedroom and my sewing room.
When we bought the house our master bedroom didn't actually have a door.  Well, if you consider the sewing room as an extension of bedroom, then I suppose technically you could lock someone out, but it was far from a private oasis.


These are the only photos I have of the master bedroom doorway from move in day. This is looking out from the bedroom and into the sewing room:

You can see that the other side of the "walk through" sewing room does acutally have a door, but it only blocks the noise from the stairwell and other bedrooms.
There is a 'window' in the wall that is open to the downstairs. The master bedroom doorway is on the far right:
So, even with the doors to the sewing room closed this is what you actually end up with:
 Earlier this year, I worked hard on updating the sewing room and installed the large expedit shelving unit for my fabric storage:
The room is much more usable now, but I knew adding a double door to that non-standard opening was a job best left to the pros.  (Especially considering the install charge was a mere $300.)

However, I am still considering it a DIY project, because I am only having the pre-hung doors themselves installed.  I need to trim them out, paint them and install the hardware.  

Can I get it done in time for the party?  Come back and find out! 


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5 comments :

  1. A craft room off of the master!?! How awesome is that? Although, I'm sure you will definitely appreciate your new found privacy after the completion of your project!

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  2. ok first, I'm jealous you have a sewing room! LOVE LOVE LOVE. And privacy bwahaha...we put a lock on our master..which was great until the kids learned to pick it :P

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  3. Can I have your sewing craft room please!! I say this as tonight I hauled my sewing machine downstairs to the kitchen to sew, then ran back upstairs to iron what I was sewing, then back down to sew.

    Seriously. It was HARD.

    AWESOME room. Can't wait to see it done!!!

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  4. I love how the kids are asking "privacy..what's that?" - that is totallly the truth! FUNNY!
    I love that shelf for fabric. I wish I had that. And your craft room is just amazing! Lucky girl! Thanks for linking up that week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  5. I love it! My four year old is constantly following me in the bathroom asking if I want some pirate-cy. I always say ahoy matey and she looks at me like I'm nuts! Love the sewing room!

    Take care,

    Trish

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