(Sorry these pictures were taken at night– not the best I know!)
Out of curiosity more than anything else, David started prying the wood boards off to see what was underneath, taking care to not destroy the boards in case we needed to reattach them.
Much to our happiness, we discovered a good old fashioned, normal door frame tucked inside!
Taking the rest down should be pretty easy at this point.
I think it’ll make me feel better not having the cutesy wood archway there– a traditional door frame is much more my taste! We’ll post pictures once it’s all done and tidied up.