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How things get done

The way we plan our home improvements is to put them on a list. Then wait. And wait some more. Perhaps we wait six years until we're able to afford to get it done and we actually begin to believe we'll be living here a while. Case in point - our front door has needed refinishing since we moved in. We were able to get it done last week.

We also got new door hardware and matching door knobs for the rest of our doors on the first floor. While it's a small touch, it makes a huge difference. We were already prepared for how we would feel about the small improvements and we knew it would lead to wanting more, so those things have been added to the list and if it's still on the list six years from now, it might even get done!

See the door?

New_door_Schlage.jpg

Refinished_door.jpg

But you also need to see what it looked life before (with the old hardware pictured):

Door_before.jpg

For those of you who asked about the pattern I used for the blanket, here's a link that will take you to Jimmy Beans Wool - Ann Norling #35.


Comments

Happy Door! We were doing the same thing with the ugly metal shed in our backyard. Let Ivy cover it while we discussed putting in a new one for 5 years. However now that a big tree limb crushed the side and one of the sliding doors fell off Bob has decided Spring 2009 construction will begin. All I can say is THANK GAWD! I'm sure our next door neighbor's are even happier!

The door looks beautiful! Very inviting!

Your door looks great. The new hardware is beautiful!

It looks great!

oohhh it's looking fab!

Great job!

We do the same although some things we are never going to afford! Your door looks great.

You have the same door/glass as my mum - I love it!