We fell off our Rest-From-Remodeling wagon long enough yesterday to install the pocket door in the living room. It. Was. A. Bugger!
Starting at the end, this is what the pocket door looks like after installation from across the room.
Up close and personal.
The main reason for this door is to close off the bottom of the stairway leading up to Papa Pea's office area. If I wanted to watch a movie in the living room (where a TV screen will eventually be) while hubby was working in his office, we needed to cut off the sound from traveling up the stairway. That's also the reason we will be putting sound-proofing material on the living room ceiling before the finished beadboard paneling.
Across the little landing at the foot of the stairs is the door to my quilt studio.
Picture above is the same view but with the door to my hideout open.
A simple job (ha!) that we would have guessed would take an hour, or two AT THE MAX. Four hours from start to finish, extended periods of fussing and fuming over the interpretation of the directions for the hanging devices, much grunting and groaning, a pinched finger (or three) and the job was done. Nuthin' to it!
How soon we forget.......
3 hours ago