Monday, January 19, 2009

When Decorating Gives You Lemons

You've seen photos of the room that was formerly our attached garage. It was converted to a room some years ago, but there were some very "garagy" things about it that didn't make the conversion. One of those things was the heater/hot water heater closet. I'm sure it was fine when the space was a garage, but it was a real eyesore as far as rooms go.

This photo was taken before we moved in. The heater/hot water heater closet is the door on the right.

We couldn't exactly move the heater and hot water heater, so we did the next best thing. We turned the door into a chalkboard. One of these days, I may change out the molding for something more elaborate, and I'll gild it to make a real statement. In the meantime, I just painted the trim molding to match the walls. See the doorknob? I didn't think so. It's painted black to blend in with the chalkboard.

13 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is an awesome idea and a great way to mask something. I was sooo happy to have found Sarah white?? I remember her from Great Impressions rofl... so many of them around now. Too cool. cherry

sandra/tx said...

Sarah doesn't visit my blog as often as I would like. I love her style. What was your name on GI?

Cote de Texas said...

Brilliant! I didn't see the knob!

hey - email me i have to tell you something.

for the love of a house said...

Great idea Sandra! And painting the door knob black was perfect. Ahh the powers of chalkboard paint!!

Lisa said...

Fun! That looks great. Smart girl...

GrannySmithGreen said...

What a great idea. You come up with such creative solutions. Thanks for posting this.

Things That Inspire said...

I came over to check out this post because I liked the title so much! Great idea - love the doorknob trick.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Perfect fix!! Love it.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Perfect solution! I love this idea! I wonder if it would work on my fuse box in my laundry room...hmmmm

mary said...

I love it! I am still sorry we couldn't make a road trip to see your house when we were in SA :( I have been looking around for something in our house to use chalkboard paint on. Tell my very handsome nephew and beautiful niece "hello" from their favorite aunt!

The Decorated House said...

Great idea Sandra! That room is great. Have I seen it since you moved in and decorated it?
Donna

sandra/tx said...

Donna, we're still in the process of decorating and "un-garaging" the room. Stay tuned for updates. :-)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What a terrific idea; I had to look for a long time to find the doorknob, you cammo'd it well.