Sunday, October 16, 2011


We seem to be working on our house all the time!  This year we are adding an office  for my husband.  It is off the Tavern room and will have 2 openings into the new room.  We will have pocket doors so that when he has meetings he can close it off from the rest of the house.  Now with a new section being built, the old section needs a little TLC.  So we decided to put in a new front door.  We decided on replacing the door and sidelight,  that we have now with a set of double doors with glass at the top for more light. We have been thinking about this for awhile now so we decided to go ahead with it!  We are hoping to find a set of reproduction doors and the search has started!  And I don't think it is going to be too easy to find!!

This is the door now.  It is metal and over the years became scratched and dented. I wanted to wait until I could find the best door:)  So to hid the bad areas with some graining and combing. 

This is a close up of the door.  This works great for other areas too such as kitchen cabinets!
I added the missing knob after this picture:)
These are the pantry doors.  This really hides alot of dings:)  I think next year we will improve the kitchen and I am thinking about various tones of white.  I love the white and sort of brownish color of old ironstone.  We'll see:)

The best part of this whole addition is that I get to have the bedroom back that is now the office!!  I can't wait!  I am thinking about color for the walls and what type of aging I will do.  Stay tuned:)

Today was a beautiful fall day!!  The leaves have started falling and I just love to hear them!! So I spent part of the day painting the porch doors!  I will take a picture to show the whole finished porch!! Just in time to sit with hot tea and look over some of the magazines that are in a stack waiting to be opened!!

Well tomorrow I am off to an actual store to look for shoes to wear to our daughter's wedding!  Since it is in a park I need something easy to walk in:) YUK I hate to go into retail stores:)  If it is not an antique store or a thrift store, I just DON'T think it is fun :0)

Wish me luck and take some time to listen to the leaves falling !!

1 comment:

earlyamerica 1815 said...

OMG, that graining is absolutley GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors too!! WOW! Great job!! Tina