Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Secret Passage

Turquoise Tulips and Bliss

I've always wanted a secret passage into a secret room. I know- who hasn't? I'm not letting it go though. I'm convinced that I have the perfect spot for one! 

Ruth Burts Interiors

Noo, I'm not going to show you a picture of it because that would mean cleaning and it's late! I have to work in the morning and then drive my daughter back to college. Sniff, sniff :( but trust me -It's the perfect spot. It's in the upstairs hall where I built (yes me- all by myself) floor to ceiling bookcases right down the hall- around my daughter's bedroom door. I always thought -Wouldn't it be cool if Jacqueline's door was part of the bookcase? Her bedroom would be a "secret room"! 


Soo, it's on the to-do list. I've been thinking a lot about that to-do list lately. Not one thing got checked off from it this summer- it's been a struggle just to maintain things but I'm looking forward to getting back at it this fall. I've got the dining room makeover which will include many small projects, painting the foyer and of course the secret passage!

Real Simple

I know they make special door hinges for this type of project. A bookcase can get quite heavy.

Hidden door ?!?
Central City Millworks

(via fuckyeahbookshelves)
hidden door leading to a room filled with books = life goal

This is what I want mine to look like. They are painted white and have a simple crown molding.

Aren't these fantastic?! Tell me- have you ever thought of doing this?


  1. I've ALWAYS wanted a secret passage way in my house. These are all amazing. So fun and mysterious!


  2. Secret passages have always intrigued me as well!

  3. There is a certain mystique to secret passage ways. That turquoise shot is pretty cool.

  4. I've tried hiding under the bed with a flashlight and my book, but my kids always find me! ha-ha :)
    Maybe a secret passage somewhere would work ~ love the idea!

  5. Goodness, you find the best pictures! I would LOVE to have a secret passage. To where? I do not know! But I want one.

  6. Shut up! You are so lucky! I'd love one in my home...

  7. Seriously, what kid hasn't wanted a secret passageway??? They are just so stinkin' cool and now, they are also chic and stylish, I see! (c: Can't wait to see this one! I hope everything went well (or as good as possible) with the college drop off )c: