Another One Bites the Dust!

So, before we get to the nitty gritty of this post, I wanted to let you in on a few things.  If you are looking at my blog on a computer, you should see a button at the bottom of your screen in the right hand side that says +Follow.  If you click on it and enter your email address, you will get a notification every time I post.  I plan on posting 4 to 5 days a week, normally Mondays-Fridays. 


Well, I recently had a problem with someone… so I needed to deal with the situation.  Normally I’m cool, calm, and collected, but this chick was getting on my nerves.  Let me introduce you to Mrs. Brown… Mrs. Brown Door that is 🙂


She’s the one on the right… not to be confused with her twin sister that is in the middle of this photo.  Here’s a pic of her backside.


Ok, well, you can’t actually see her backside in this pic, but she’s the door opening on the right.  This door seperates the laundry/mudroom from the kitchen/dining area.  It’s in the way when it’s open and when it’s closed.  Makes me crazy!  If you know me, you know I can’t afford any more craziness.  So, I decided to take down Mrs. Brown. Oh and FYI, these pics were taken before we moved in. The previous owner was moving out. Just didn’t want you to think that either parties were “junky.”

It was super easy.  The only thing I needed was a Phillips head screwdriver and a little bit of muscle.


Yes… I need to confess that sometimes I DIY and demolish things in high heels.  It’s a fashionista problem.  Let’s move forward, shall we?  When removing a door, I always use the same method.  I loosen one screw per hinge at a time.  For example, this door had three hinges with three screws per hinge.  So, I started with the bottom hinge and took out one screw.


And Scooter photo bombed this pic.  He thought he was helping Mommy.

Then I just moved to the middle hinge, took one screw out, and so on and so forth.  Am I making any sense at all?  When you are taking the very last screw out, make sure to hold the door with your extra hand.  That way it won’t fall on your head. 🙂

Here’s Mrs. Brown and I afterwards.


We get along much better now.  Wasn’t that easy?  I feel so much better already.  It was a simple “fix” to a pesky problem.  To top it off, the project was free.  It literally took me sixty seconds to do this on my lunch break one day.  It actually took me longer to find my screwdriver, no joke.

We took down a few doors at our previous house that always seemed to be in the way.  It really is a simple solution.  And you can do it all by yourself.  Do you have any doors that make you want to scream?  Tell me about them in the comment section below.  P.S.  We have now tackled 4 doors… only a bazillion more to go!




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