We are still in the process of shoring up our ceiling in preps for the new ceiling; I’ll share more of the process on Friday. We had to make a decision this morning if we wanted to keep the doorway from the den to the smaller room wide or make it narrow again. When we first bought the house the doorway was narrow but a piece of the original frame had been cut out. The wall was crumbling so we decided at the time to just rip the whole thing out.
I grew quite fond of the wide frame but Greg hates it. He doesn’t like how the doorways are no longer symmetrical. Greg found all the doors for the room around the house in closets and in the basement. Once the room is done we’ll be able to shut all the doors and light the fire in the winter and stay super toasty. The den is our most precious room in the house; so I should probably keep it as historically accurate as possible, right?
The little room is eventually going to become a library. We’re planning on installing a floor to ceiling bookcase next to the window. I’m thinking since the room relates to the larger room I’ll keep the molding color the same but maybe add a little wallpaper or maybe just beautiful curtains around the window? I think I need to see the room with some paint before I decide.
Above how the doorway looked this morning and below a series of photos of the doorway in transition.