So remember our entry? It was the first, "Oh, that's ugly" moment we had with our house. I'm almost nostalgic about it.
To deal, I painted it white - witness here:
Less ugly but still ugly. So I got it in my head that I would replace it with a new door. Then I started shopping around - new front doors are expensive! So I went to reStore and found a glass insert for a door, in my head I felt I was Almost There. This glass insert went to live in the basement for a while. A long while - the more I shopped, the more I thought I would have to buy a custom door to replace it and then pay to get it installed and blah blah blah. I decided to get over it and forget about it. I would live with the faux oak, the mismatched hardware until I could get a Nice Door.
Then I found out that it might be easy to just cut a hole in the existing door and slide the panel in. For some idea, the thought of this excited me and freaked me out. What if I said go for it - and cut the hole and it got screwed up? That's my front door and I only have one!
Eventually I realized that it couldn't get any uglier, could it? So I gambled - we went ahead and cut it up and now it looks like this!
He also installed new hardware (it looks hawt) - I'm still undecided over what to do about the mail slot...next summer I plan on priming and repainting the door in a charcoal gray.
A good question - on the home reno front, we worked way too much and have finally decided to quit! Well, quit for six months. The problem with renovating is that really ugly stuff gets nicer, making what was previously less-ugly the new really ugly.
Plus, the pets were finding it stressful - witness here:
All Sunny has known is Renovating, imagine the world he has lived in.
That said, there are about a thousand projects that I never blogged so that should keep me busy. Any requests?
I recently got a shout-out from fellow Canadian blogger, NK over at Style-ing with Children that reminded me of my lack of posting. First, I wanted to say thanks as I really appreciate any shoutout, anywhere plus she looks like a cool lady ;)