Friday, March 14, 2014

the doors

It's been a while since I gave you a garage renovation update. Honestly, so much is happening in there that I can't keep track and am a little behind in my posts. 

One of my favorite changes to see in the remodel is a new back door, finally. Here is the old one and, like a lot of things, from a distance it doesn't look too bad. 


Alas,looks can be deceiving. This guy was in pretty bad shape and I've been rallying for his exit since we moved in. 


See, he wasn't really offering the security I was looking for in a door, it only kinda locked. Let's just say that I spent the last three years with some sort of large furniture, ahem couch, in front of it.

(Oh, in case you think it changed color on you, the exterior was black and the interior was painted white.) 


The day my father-in-law helped Dana pulled this baby out was a joyous day. Probably for Dana too, I'm sure he was sick of listening to me complain about it.

The moment I saw our new door in place I was pretty giddy, it's the little things, right.


We ordered this guy from Lowe's. He wasn't our first choice but he fit the budget better. They were actually so similar that over time I will be able trick my brain into thinking this was our first choice.

Another budget friendly choice was to opt for a door that was primed white but not painted. This was hardly a hardship, I like being able to choose from a large spectrum of paint colors, and, I kinda like to paint.

No, we haven't decided on a color, but it still cold here so I'm not itching to paint it just yet.


LOOK! Doorknobs that lock AND deadbolt!!!

The change from gold to oil rubbed bronze knobs did me good too. Our house is slowly coming out of the eighties. 
Only one more gold set to go! 


I'm betting this doorway had gold knobs originally too, but alas, it didn't have a door when we bought the house.

This is the doorway from our living room into the garage. The curtain is for dust and the baby gate for baby and dog, still no steps. Not a thing of beauty but it's doing the trick.

But that's not the point...


I guess when there is a door on this entryway a support beam hanging too low might not matter, especially when it leads to a garage. But, it matters to us, and so another project gets added to the list.


I pulled all of the molding off and pushed the old door frame out this past weekend while Dana and my dad drywalled. 

 I've since painted that last strip of pea green right up against the fireplace and reinstalled the baby gate, of course. Tricky dog was already looking for trouble.

All in preparation for Dana to lower the door frame a little to accommodate our future new and improved ceiling.


Did I say drywall??? Yeppers. 
The garage is 99% covered in drywall!!!
I am sad to report that I did not excel at this part of the remodel, I'll just stick to mason work. 

There is a lot of spackling in Dana's future but, man, having walls feels like huge progress.


Speaking of progress, I have been cranking in the studio. I wish I was a better blogger and reported it all, but when I have to choose between writing and sewing, well, I think that choice is obvious.

I'll fill you in soon on some of my favorite mama projects from this winter. With spring around the corner I am already being pulled away from the selfish sewing and have started work on my first quilt, small as it may be. 

Oh, but these other projects, mostly for wee little ones, bring me so much joy. 

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