Super Secret Hidden Door

The new house has a super secret hidden door.  A super secret hidden door to where?  Now that I won’t reveal.

(It leads to a closet.)

A labyrinth of creperies and gelato shops, you may wonder?  Or, a den filled with carpeted cat towers and a thousand kittens?  Maybe it’s a faux-wood-paneled rec room with Brady Bunch reruns playing 24/7?

Or, maybe, just maybe, it is a place to store my extra kitchen stuff.

Do you ever just see stuff on Pinterest that you not only love but you’re cuckoo over?  That is how I felt over this Luis Bustamante image:

luis bustamante

Maybe it is the body…parts.  Definitely the chalky part, and, of course, the gold part.  And just like that I knew what to do with a boring closet wall in the kitchen.


See the hidden door there?  And the simple picture moulding that will be painted gold?  That whole wall will be a framed chalkboard…with a hidden door to the labyrinth of kittens eating Nutella crepes while musing over the mysterious George Glass.

I like this idea because 1) I’m not over a chalkboard in the kitchen, 2) we used the one in the last kitchen all the time, 3) it is continually changing art, 4) I can layer a body part or piece of furniture in front of it for all the good reasons we like to layer.

And, I’m so happy it is finally done!  I have spent, seriously, hours over the renovation thus far discussing this hidden door situation.  I’ve discovered that there are those who do not appreciate or see the merits of a hidden chalkboard door and will therefore avoid building it until the mean homeowner lady insists that it happen.  Or something like that.

Here’s hoping I get to scrawl on that wall before Christmas.

(Oh, and there are more peeks at the house and other nonsense on Instagram.)


  1. kellie says:

    My husband just came in the room to ask why I was laughing so hard. It was this post. You’re a funny lady.

  2. An in-house creperie is the stuff of dreams. But I do like where you’re going with this. Might as well make something utilitarian serve a pretty purpose.

    …and now you’ve gotten me craving a crepe. With a side of gelato. And some kitties to play with. While Marcia Brady gets hit in the nose with a football in the background.

  3. ALWAYS take mean homeowner lady seriously.

    Sheesh. Don’t these contractors know anything????

    ps LOVE the secret events that will be happening in your very cool secret pantry.

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