The owners lovingly restored the circa 1910′s structure back to a modernized original, but wanted to take the decor a bit further to reflect their affection for trains in two new bathroom doors. Narrower than a typical entry at 2′ wide, the design enhances the home’s cozy nature with just a hint of soft, private light entering from the opposing rooms through the windows. Story Door Studio recreated the early-1900′s logo of the Texas & Pacific Railroad which was etched into 1/2″-thick glass, then housed in the diamond rail that frames floating, chamfered panels. The black finish pays homage to the original coal-burning potbelly stoves and once soot-stained ceilings of yesteryear.
Crafted from straight-grained Douglas Fir, each is door is finished in natural-pigment milk paint with rubbed varnish. Moisture-resistant, deeply colored and soft to the touch. Reclaimed cast iron, rim lock hardware and porcelain knobs. Built 2-1/4″ thick, 24″ wide and 6′-6″ tall. Flush jamb, sans molding, adds to the room’s chattel. It’s easy to change the entrance to your bathroom. Let’s talk about it. Click the images for more detail.