Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Doors for my daughter!

Happy Thursday!!!

My daughter's new house, had old doors from 1978. Check out the color of that glass with hummingbirds. One was even cracked.

She told my husband and I she would like updated, Spanish type doors. So we got to work.

We had her order 2 speakeasies online. My husband built an insert, and I stained them. He took out the glass, which was not an easy task.

The glass was glued in, and he had to chip away wood moulding around it. They finally came out, after chipping and chipping. Here is the updated doors. We also added 48 Calvos. Those are the nail heads. I think you can click on pictures to enlarge.

Here is a view of the inside. Those bars open up the little window, so you can peek out.

We priced some new doors like these, and they would have cost several thousand dollars. Now she wants to paint the handles black. That will happen soon.

My bathroom remodel is still going on. It's looking good already. I will be posting pictures soon.

Have a great day!!




Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Rosemary, thank you for coming to see me so often. My biggest regret is having the time to visit everyone I'd like to all the time. It's just not possible unfortunately!

Anyway, I love your DD's door! How genius to change it up. It really looks like a new door now and I saw your frontdoor faux finish too & that is WOW. Love the faux tile too. You really created a grand welcoming entrance. I really need to work on doing something nice to my front entry.


Storybook Woods said...

Wow, what a wonderful difference. Your such a good mama xoxoxox Clarice

Fete et Fleur said...

You and your husband are brilliant!! I love what you did to the doors. The work is beautiful. Your daughter must be ecstatic.


Alison Gibbs said...

What a fabulous makeover on the door.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow Rosemary! Those doors look fantastic! I'm so impressed! Nice work! Your daughter is a lucky girl!

rosemary said...

Hi Rosemary,
I'm back from my silent state and you got a whole new look while I was away. Your blog page looks great, and the doors are beautiful. You are so talented and focused. Rosemary

Simply Me Art said...

Gorgeous. Im sure Amanda is Thrilled. I need to borrow Mark for some Honey Do's!! Can't Wait to see the Bathroom Birthday Girl....Hope you had a Wonderful Birthday

CIELO said...

Oh my gosh, love those doors... so much charm! They are just lovely.

Please come the house in the roses, we are having a garden party and would love you to particpate.... come see



Liz Harrell said...

Rosemary, you are the QUEEN of transformations! The doors look so much better, I'm sure you're daughter was ecstatic.

Thanks so much for leaving a comment yesterday, I really appreciate it.

BailiwickStudio said...

Hi Rosemary! What a great transformation! Now the doors have a completely different character. I'm off to the Long Beach Flea Market this Sunday - wish me luck! ::Jill

Unknown said...

Wow, how resourceful of your hubby. The updated doors look great!

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Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! Great job on the doors.
It gives them a completely different look.

Kimberly :)

MJ Ornaments said...

Awesome door transformation. You guys do such amazing jobs. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Rosemary! ~Martha

Anonymous said...

Your daughter's doors look great. Your husband has done an artistic job.

Laume said...

So clever! And not only economical, but ecological too.

Maria said...

Love the new door. You guys did a great job.

Susie Q said...

I love these doors! What an amazing job you two did. Your daughter must be over the moon and how special that this was done by her parents!
They look fantastic!