Friday, 12 November 2010

This Is Our New Front Door

Installed! Isn't it beautiful?  

You can't tell from this picture, but the glass is beveled all around the edges.  When we ordered it we ordered fir, but the fir doors were back-ordered for 3 months!  So Lowe's offered us the same door in MAHOGANY FOR THE SAME PRICE! 

And it was available immediately!

So My Handyman pulled off the siding and took out the old doors (left), covered the space with plywood and put the new door in place.  I don't know how he did it by himself because, if you know anything about mahogany, IT IS HEAVY!

Getting a mahogany door instead of a fir door presented us with a new dilemma!

To paint or not to paint?

The original plan was to paint, that's why we ordered fir.
In the end, hard as it was, we decided to paint it.  I LOVE a red door and felt like a stained door, as pretty as it would be, wouldn't be enough of a contrast for me.

Looks like we're getting ready for Christmas, doesn't it?!  Won't it be pretty with a beautiful wreath!

My Handyman painted the plywood around the door to match the siding and to protect it from the weather until the replacement siding can be installed, which won't happen until the kitchen windows to the left of the door are replaced. And, as you can see, the trim was painted the same green as the trim on the rest of the house.  Kinda reminds me of the old Lincoln Logs that my brother and I played with as kids.

Don't you just love how one project ALWAYS leads to another!?!


Anonymous said...

Boy you said it, Kathy! One project always does lead to another (haha). I love the color of your new door -- you are too funny (Lincoln Logs). I still LOVE those. We kept the kids and when younger ones are over, pull them out. What a blast. Your husband is truly a he-man. Can't believe he did that himself.

Sarah and Jack said...

Hey Kathy,

I do think the blue goes better with the pinks and yellows, which is probably why I like it better. But to the naked eye, a green gray reads as a "true" gray. If that makes any sense!

Aimee said...

I'm feeling your pain...seriously. I hope that you have a very blessed Christmas despite the construction. Aren't we so blessed to be able to give our homes a facelift. Have a Merry Christmas and stop by to visit again.