Piddlin’ Finds | Carriage Door

‘pressed while listening to my family napping + the sounds of The Piano Bar via Spotify…the latter of which you too can enjoy, here!

We have had a stroke of piddlin’ magic this morning! We set out to have some casual Saturday fun with the girls around town, while hunting for a door for our master bathroom + we found it!

Since moving into our suburban Georgia home, we have debated the best way to treat the 36″ cased opening that connects master bedroom to bathroom. For those of you like me who do not know the sizes of doors off hand, that is about the size of your average front/exterior door. After trying it wide open for some time now, we have decided to hang a sliding door for a bit of privacy as well as rustic charm + found a bit of time to prioritize the project this weekend! Never did we expect to have such timely luck in our search.

Over the years, –can you believe it’s almost been a decade?!– we’ve learned every good piddlin’ trip begins with a decent fuel-up.  This morning called for doughnuts for the girls, a savory “Ooey-Gooey Biscuit” for us + some Counter Culture Coffee from Roswell’s Sugar Shack in the Back. We filled our bellies + headed on to Marietta Reclamation in Smyrna.

Upon arrival, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect, as it looked a little bit different than it had online–alas, this is a normal part of the piddlin’ adventure! The hand-painted door + strung lights drew us right in. Once through the front door, we found one of the most charming collections of architectural salvage + Americana odds + ends that we have ever come across! Not only that, but once we found what we came for *!YAY!* the husband + wife owners helped us load up with a smile; we felt like family by the time we left.

Right inside the front door is a wall of neatly hung + well taken care of doors teeming with decorative details + pretty patina.

Outside, we made our way through a metal outbuilding filled with sinks, a few great tables, frames + there it was . . . the beauty we found for our master bathroom door. In true fashion, Ryan spotted this dreamy duo of sea foam carriage doors + it was love at first sight for he + I. This is how it’s done, y’all. I have the desire, he has the muscle + a well-trained eye! He’s been out-picking me since 2010!

seafoam carriage doors
these carriage doors are original to a home in Smyrna, GA

these doors ooze charm . . . look at the tongue + groove craftsmanship!

There were many lovely finds to be had inside + out so, I look forward to going back again soon. It is always exciting to find a place like this for home improvement projects or for those times a little accent is called for here or there to cozy-up your nest a bit!  I hope to go back for a few small scale architectural pieces for just that purpose. Corbels make delightfully interesting bookends or amusing conversation pieces on their own!  I would likely set them on my bookshelves until the need for a doorstop presented itself. haha!  Oh, the mind reels after a visit like the one we enjoyed this morning– what luck!

  • Take a peek at a few finds that stole my heart via my instagram highlights @piddlinfinds
  • If you’d like to see more of the offerings at Marietta Reclamation, mosy on over to their instagram feed @mariettareclamation.

Thanks for piddlin’ along with us! May all your journeys include an antique stop along the way + may you always have a use for vintage finds in your home!


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