Thursday, July 18, 2014
I've been very MIA lately. There are so many things to do over the summer with the kids and around the house!
One of our major "minor" projects is to renovate the laundry room/wine room this summer.
With the help of a local contractor I am in the process of doing this right now. I'll try and post some pics when its done...
One of the things that I was really looking forward to was converting my downstairs closet (just outside the laundry room) into a pantry (hubby's idea).
This closet has a traditional bifold door on it and I saw this post HERE where these doors can be converted into french doors.
My problem was that my doors are not mounted on a flush wall there is actually a lip and I would have to add some 1x1 to attach hinges to it.
I was going to do just that but then I figured out that I could just keep the stationary hardware of my bifold door (the part that doesn't move) and just add additional stationary hardware to the other side (the part that normally moves). Of course, I had to take the doors off and remove the middle hinges first!
I went to Home Depot and this is all I had to buy to make this work:
Top Pivot pin (you may already have this on your door)
I'm happy to say that it's worked perfectly and is much easier that trying to install traditional hinges on both sides of the door.