Because I had procrastinated on ordering the interior doors (along with many other things), I was able to order flat slabs for those 2 doors, in place of the style I had throughout the house. This allowed me to create and add any trim design I wanted.
I WAS going to do the same design as the room divider that is between my dining and living rooms and original to the house. I love that piece and thought it would be nice to carry that detail into the den but last minute, actually while I was laying out the cuts, I changed my mind. I do that a lot…change my mind:)
I wish I could find my inspiration photo that I had for this design. I couldn't find it and don't know if I had one saved on my phone, pintrest, computer or houzz or maybe it's just all in my head. I am never quite sure sometimes.
Nevertheless, after playing with the dimensions, my calculator, calling Marc into the garage for advise and different design options for a few HOURS, I came up with this.
Knowing I would be having to fill in and sand these doors, I used a bead of glue and as few brad nails as possible.
I also hit each piece with a sanding block after each cut and before attaching, which really helped with not having to do so much after it was put together.
As you can see, I had a lot of ideas and sketches going on:)
The room is far from being complete but I really do love how they turned out and really, the only thing I would do differently is start the door border out at 2x the thickness as the trim inside the frame.
After doing the first door I realized it would look best to have the border thicker and let me just say, it was a LOT easier to do it on the second door with a clean slate than it was filling in all of the cuts afterwards.
I also love how we were able to hide the cable box under the console