When one door opens…

Foyer May 24, 2010

Today was a great day! Yes it was nearly freezing when I woke up to yet another wet grey day, but it was destined to be great.

Wren, my mom and I all went out of town to visit my grandparents so that was amazing (as it always is). But I always know it is going to be a great day when I start it out by proposing a project to Sean and he is on board with little to no discussion needed to convince him.

It all started when he patiently took me to Home Depot last Wednesday night where I was free to draw up plans for my new dream front door with a designer. The only catch was that he wanted to bring home the plans, look them over and do a little price comparison before handing over the cash. Fine by me! Then our story takes a bizarre twist involving me heading down to the basement (a rare event) looking for some accessories to jazz up a dresser I was photographing. Some people could tell you where to find things in their basement, I couldn’t tell you how to even get into some of the rooms in our basement until recently (Don’t ask), let alone what is down there or where it is! So imagine my shock and surprise to find a lone front door hanging out, waiting to be found (I also found a pond, lot’s of cool books I forgot about after we moved and what appears to be an ancient Chinese scroll, but that’s a another story for another day).


I am SOOO happy I didn’t pull the trigger on that new front door so quickly! We plan to sell our current, unique door on craigslist and whatever we get for it will be put towards replacing the 70’s frosted glass with updated windows, some exterior paint for the new door and some decorative moulding to jazz up the blank spaces beneath the windows. So instead of spending thousands we are now getting a full frontal makeover for make a couple hundred bucks! Hello new staircase railings!!

Can’t wait to get it started!

Comments 11

  1. Mrs. 5C says on May 24, 2010

    That's so exciting!
    I once had a dream that I discovered piles of awesome furniture, potted plants, and a tiger in my basement. It was a good dream… aside from the tiger. :)

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  2. Laura PARING DOWN says on May 24, 2010

    After checking out your “unique” front door, I can see why you are so excited for a new one.

    The price is wonderful, and you'll get a big bang for that buck!

    I can't wait to see how it looks.

    Cheers!
    Laura

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  3. Kansas Amy says on May 24, 2010

    Great find! I wish I could find stuff like that in my basement.. but unfortunately there are no hidden treasures down there.

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  4. Karena says on May 24, 2010

    Good things happen…..Is that the greatest! I have had dream like Mrs. 5C as well. Discoveries of design riches.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Jaime says on May 24, 2010

    Love the plans for the new entry & what you've done so far. (I have to laugh – we have the same monogrammed door mat!) I've been meaning to tell you – we had a very similar door on a house we lived in, in B.C. when I was a kid. I'm not sure if I have a photo, but I'll take a look. I agree with you though – it looked much better on our B.C. style home up on Grouse Mountain than it does on your beautiful place. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  6. Momma Rhyne says on May 24, 2010

    That is awesome!! It's a wierd world we've come to when the wives are “convincing” their husbands to go to Home Depot… my hubby despises the place, LOL. I love it!

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