Sorry this is a double post, as I initially posted on my old "Searching for Colonnades " in the General Discussions Forum. Just a follow-up to show them sitting in our living room.
The elves delivered last night! Time to plan the next construction project. Vote: the paneled side should face the door side or the bookcase side? I think they should be reversed from as shown, but does it matter?
Doorframe still on the porch, and these are a good two feet further apart than they will be after the job is done. But, I think they match our house really well! I bought those colonnades knowing I would greatly regret passing them up. This means the next construction project: build one wall with a large opening of 9' x 7', and a 2nd wall to create two closets, and trim out everything, installing the colonnades and replacing a long baseboard heater. Then the bedroom adjacent needs a door moved and two closets ripped out, electrical work to move switches, trim work.....end result is a "study/entry" room with a coat closet, and a restored/enlarged bedroom with more private door location and new closet. All this construction is putting the house back to the way it was built in the first place! Except instead of colonnades, there was more likely a full wall with two glass french doors opening into the study (based upon the neighbors houses). The floor plan was "remuddled" and for some reason I am completely compelled to spend $$$ to make it right