Wednesday, September 9, 2009
At home, in more ways than one...
(There are actually 2 front doors, a side door and two back doors, for a total of 5 entrance/exits from this house.) The doors were a hideous hollow-core door, the cheapest thing they could find to hold out the weather, and to top it off, they were painted/stained I think in an attempt to simulate wood; they were scratched, covered with paint splotches...suffice it to say they were awful, and the kids especially were embarrassed about them, and made me promise I would do something quickly to bring them up to snuff. I went to Home Depot, and bought some small moulding trim and a little mitre box (I have purchased many of these over the years; you'd think I'd hang onto one...) anyway, measured out the door, and applied the moulding with little brads, and gave the whole thing a good coat of glossy black paint; repeated for the second door, and you totally cannot tell that I do not have beautiful raised panel doors, except for the fact that I have crappy little utilitarian knobs, but they'll have to do. Here is the finished product:
and the other door:
Please note the lights along side the doors; three of the five doors have this light, and they were covered in rice paper that I believe was soaked with super glue or epoxy. Hell to clean off! It's a funky little house, with just enough going on to give it character from the street, but it is the inside that is really the nice part! Another post for another day! (I have a list a mile long of things to do inside, so stay tuned!) :)