Sep 18, 2014

Door Wall

The tour of our new Rustic Home continues today.  I promised that once we get moved and settled, I will get back to blogging about cookies, creating some crafts and sharing some recipes, but for right now, my life is all new house, all the time!  Hang with me..I am sure it will not be that much longer!


Today, I want to share one of my favorite features of the house, well, one of my favorites.

My door wall, or wall of doors or door accent wall, or as I call it "freaking cool" Or as many have said "well...that is different"

Door Wall




We had a dear dear friend give us several old vintage beautiful doors.  I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them, and KNEW I wanted to use them in our home.  My problem was that all the door opening in the house are 36 inches wide, and none of these vintage doors were that wide.


Door Wall

I have seen may projects for re-purposing doors, wainscoting, tables, benches, headboards, but I wanted the doors to shine in the house.  I told Mr. Cookie Puzzle to cover the wall with doors!  At first he was just going to stand them up against the wall, in a neat and tidy row and attach them.  Yeah, NO, that is not what I wanted!  I had to explain to him, I wanted a door wall puzzle type of thing going on.  Nothing even, no pattern, random door pieces and parts, just put up like a puzzle, until the wall was covered.  He kinda scratched his head, said OK, and I went off to work.

Door Wall

When I came in that night and saw it,,,,I might have squealed like a little girl and I might have cried a little, but the bottom line is that I LOVE IT!  I left the doors in the rough shape they were in, just cleaning them, I did not paint them, refurnish them, alter the finish at all, I just let them shine in all their vintage, beat up glory...and I Love them.  

I still need to get one door handle plate, and I am still trying to figure out outlet covers, but for the most part, this is done.  I love that it lets the doors shine, that is an interesting feature to the house, that it is a great conversation piece and that it is totally unique to US, one of a kind and special.


So...what do you think...great idea..or decorating fail?



More posts of our Rustic Home






Wood Planked Ceiling



Light Fixture Makeover


Rustic Half Bathroom


Insulator Light Fixtures


Simple Rustic Shutters


Sep 16, 2014

Party in Your PJs #21

Welcome to Party in Your PJs #21!

Welcome to the party...do you have your PJs on?
Good...let's get this party started!


Party in Your PJs Link Party

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Features from last week's Party


Make sure you check out Melissa's favorites over at
Rustic Wood Frame {www.homemadeinterest.com} This Rustic Wood Frame is made from barn wood and uses chicken wire to create a place to display pictures and other special memories.

Rustic Wood Frame by Homemade Interest


Lemon Butter Cake



Lemon Butter Cake by 2 Kids and Tired Cooks

No-Sew Donut Halloween Costume by Atkinson Drive


No-Sew Donut Costume by Adkinson Drive





Perfect Pie Crust


Born to Bake Forever Born to Bake Forever



We love to pin!  We've have created a board, where all links will be pinned.  If you 
want to be inspired, make sure to follow the board.


Follow The Cookie Puzzle's board Party in Your PJs Links on Pinterest.



Ok...now for a few simple party rules

  • Link to a post, not your blog home page
  • Link to something YOU made
  • No Etsy or Business Pages
  • Giveaways, Round Ups and other Link Parties are welcome
  • Be a good party guest, don't link and run,  visit a few blog, mingle and comment, you might make a new friend.






Sep 10, 2014

Custom Vents for Planked Ceiling

Last week, I shared our Wood Planked Ceilings, and teased about the vents and the can light rings, well today, I will share the details of the vents.


 When we were planning this house, we knew it would be our "forever" home, which meant we made it pretty much handicap  accessible, no steps, 36 inch doors, stuff like that.  So, that meant we built a slab home, and all the heat and AC vents were placed in the ceilings.  All but three rooms in this home have wood planked ceilings.


Wood Planked Ceiling


We love this look, but when the HVAC was put in,and we needed vents, I was not happy with any of the vents we tried.  I did all colors of metal and wood, and none of them looked right.  They all stood out, took away from the beauty of the ceiling, and just looked odd.

Then one day, Mr. Cookie Puzzle and I were at Lowe's and I found this!

Punched Metal for Custom Ceiling Vents



Decorative punched metal!  Woot Woot!  We purchased 3 sheets and had plenty to make custom vents and cold air returns.



Vents for Planked Ceiling

Vents for Planked Ceiling


Remember, we are building a Rustic/Simple house, so I had Mr. Cookie Puzzle use butt joints. He simply cut the metal about 1/2 inch bigger the the vent hole, tacked it up, then cut pine boards to frame it out...simple!

My cookie/craft room and Collin's bedroom and bath have sheet rock ceilings, but we used these vents also.  I was not sure about how I would like those, but as it turns out, they look great too!

Custom Ceiling Vents

Simple, rustic and keeps in the theme/feel of the house, what more could a gal ask for?

Vents for Planked Ceiling

How about rings for all the can lights?  Yep...he made those for me too!  I put a TON of lights in this house, many of them can lights, and I did not want cheap plastic rings against my beautiful wooden ceiling, so he made wooden rings for them all!

Can Light Rings

Can Light Rings


Even the lights in the sheet rocked rooms, and I love them too!

We are in the final stages, most all the work is done, we have started moving big pieces of furniture in...this just got real...soon, we will be in our new home, a home we built with our own hands....I am excited, but exhausted at all the packing and cleaning I still have to do.

More posts of our Rustic Home



Wood Planked Ceiling




Light Fixture Makeover


Rustic Half Bathroom


Insulator Light Fixtures


Simple Rustic Shutters


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