DIY Wood Beam Doorway
Something about our latest project has me experiencing 90s flashbacks.
Ya know…in the form of a red-jumpsuit-astronaut-weave-wearing-Britney-Spears music video type. Oops! We did it again. (P.S. I should probably apologize now for making you relive that song all over again.)
I’ve realized Robert and I are architecture addicts. There are so many ways we’ve made our builder grade house less boring, but the projects with architectural details we’re constantly adding are my favorite.
It all began with our faux fireplace last summer. Then, our factory window shower doors. We’re still determined to continue the chunky farmhouse window molding on the rest of our windows. And now this.
We’ve come a long way in our living room and breakfast area since Day 1 (and there’s still lots more on the wish list), but the doorway between these two spaces was lacking the character we craved.
The only problem was a real reclaimed wooden beam would cost $1,000 or more.
So after using a few tricks of our own in 3 days and with $80, we turned our plain doorway into a statement-making focal point.
I’m so excited how this DIY wood beam doorway turned out! And even though it was a bit time consuming, it was really fairly simple. The full tutorial is over on Remodelaholic.
Now that the beam is up, I’m ready to ditch those cherry wood cabinets even more.
The back of our sofa staring at me all the time makes me want to build a console table behind it too. But we’ll get there. There always seems to be a project to do, but it’s nice to take a step back and admire how far we’ve come.
If you’ve got a plain doorway needing some lovin’ in your house too, you can check out all the details here.
What do you think? Are we getting somewhere on this modern farmhouse journey? Would you put a wooden beam in your own house?
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