Behind the wallpaper we didn’t just find treasures made of paper…
In the hallway we saw piece of a doorframe. This was all boarded up so we wondered why they would leave it in this weird way. On the other side, in the front room, you couldn’t tell if there was anything there. It was just a (somewhat) smooth wall.
So when we started stripping this room we assumed chances were slim we would find anything other than a big hole in the wall.
But what do you know? Behind the wallpaper we found a big piece of laminate. And when we removed it, we found the original door behind it!
The door is very damaged and was nailed inside the doorframe with dozens of long nails. As you can see here:
But it’s an original door! Whoohoo, we are so lucky to have found this. On the first floor not all doors are original, so we can use this one instead.
On the hallway side the door still looked pretty neat.
Patrick managed to get the door out without (any more) damage. So once restored we can repurpose this door.
The big gaping hole in the wall will be closed. Professionally this time. Closing this will give us more usable space in the front room and on the hallway-side we can now have a radiator.
What’s behind door nr. 1?
We were super happy with the door we found in the front room, but we even found more treasures in the garage.
In the garage, below the roof on two beams, we found two more doors.
We didn’t notice them before (or at least we didn’t know them to be doors). Although I was happy with the find, chances were these doors wouldn’t be in good shape after laying in a moist garage for god knows how long.
The chance these doors wouldn’t have started rotting and would still look halfway decent is slim.
They did turn out to be ugly doors covered with laminate. But once removed with my trusty mini wrecking bar they turned out pretty nice.
Once restored we will use these doors to replace the doors to the kitchen. This way we will have all matching doors across the ground floor.
We are very happy to have found three beautiful doors. In the end we will restore all of them. This will take some time I think. Just getting all the old layers of paint off and repainting them is a big task in itself. We will see how we get on.