This door belongs to my friends, Adam and Maggie, an example of their mastery at finding brilliant things for their home for next to nothing.
I went to dinner there at the weekend and asked about their incredible late 70s smoked glass and angular chrome early 80s dining table: £1 on eBay. The story reminded me to take a photo I'd been meaning to take at their house for ages – this one, of their unusual bathroom door.
Quite apart from the fact that it's a good salvage story, and a lovely door, I'm sharing it because the design is a rather familiar one round at my place. I was so inspired by the design of Adam and Maggie's find that I asked how they'd feel if I shamelessly copied them. When I moved into my house, the front door was one of the first things I decided to change. It used to look like this.
So I took some snaps of Adam and Maggie's door and then drew some sketches that illustrated how to expand the design to fill the extra gap. The plans changed a little after the initial drawings you can see below, and I couldn't afford to get the garage door re-made as well, so you'll see my cheap update for that, too.
It's always a bit surreal going round to Adam and Maggie's and seeing my front door on their bathroom. But I love the connection, and hope they don't curse me every time they come over and knock on a bigger, brash version of their spectacular skip find.
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