I absolutely adore old houses, you know, those that are upward of one-hundred years old and full of character and possibility. Those beautiful homes have unique details that stir a sense of history.
As much as I’m drawn those houses, I also love our 30-year old home. We moved into Stone House Lane 9 years ago and we’ve been adding rustic and vintage-inspired elements ever since. Mostly Mike makes things that add character and charm to our space, but every now and then we find an actual vintage item that we fall in love with and if the cost is reasonable, we bring it home.
These vintage Egyptian doors are one of those additions. I fell in love with them the first time I saw them and after Mike saw them, he decided to give them to me for my birthday. That’s been three years ago! Once they came home, we moved them from place to place and couldn’t find just the right spot until Mike leaned them up against the wall flanking the large opening to the dining room.
Egyptian doors are usually 90 to 125 years old and come from various cities in Egypt. From what I’ve read, they are made out of Eastern Europian pine mostly from Russia. They normally have hand-carved details and either have glass or iron in the openings.
Our doors don’t have glass or iron just an empty space where one of those things belong. That most likely why our doors were so affordable.
No matter, we love them.
Mike and I decided not to just lean them against the wall but to hang them with black sliding door hardware found HERE. This hardware worked perfectly and was so inexpensive compared to other units we found.
I wonder if you use either vintage or vintage-inspired elements in your home?
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