Do you like my door?
I am sounding like some kinda emotional wreck on this blog lately…I am well aware of that…crying in post offices about Aussie passports etc and now getting emotional about a door…I shoulda been a mummy blogger ;-)
Soooo, this my friends is the new door…yep the one I made all the fuss about…and after all of it ended up with probs one of the most budget doors on the market…I have been to more than one salvage yard, to a hundred and one cheapo door shops, I’ve blogged about it here, I’ve been to ludicrously expensive door shops that sell prison cell front doors (& people buy them apparently) and up until recently I was front doorless…I wrote about the situation here…the main problem was that in my head I live in a 150 year old federation cottage, whereas I actually live in a 70 yr old cottage…the old vintage style door of my dreams wouldn’t work here…and really what was needed was fresh, clean and new…it just took me a while to accept that…especially when, right in the middle of it all, I came across two old vintage doors on the side of the road, phoned the lovely (and long-suffering Mr BC ) and forced him to go pick them up for me…
Anyway, thank goodness for a good builder…he helped me by getting me some brochures, giving me his opinion and forcing the issue.
And this arrived…
and oh boy was I not thrilled when I saw it in the garage last week…but it was doable…it was clean and new and didn’t break the bank so didn’t have to last forever….
And then he installed it and I loved it…I kept going out to look, I kept sneaking a peek…I loved it…did I say I loved it…
and then I saw the old door discarded, I feel sorry for that door, it tugs on my heart strings, its like the bathtub that’s soon to be removed, it’s like selling your car….in those things are memories & life and just stuff….that old door…I brought it back to life, I loved opening it after a cr*phole of a day and getting back to this old cottage, I slammed it shut when I was on my broomstick more than a few times, and I’ve opened it to my babies as they get bigger and arrive home after school…that’s why I get emotional over an old, refurbished, used to be amber yellow, with flowers, 70′s door…
It’s starting to look like I envisioned though…still lots to be done….need pots for hydrangeas, to get the steps painted (they will be white in that gritty step paint), new lighting, mat and the hooks…it’s getting there…
But now there’s a question….WHAT THE HECK COLOUR DO I PAINT IT?
First of all I had two options
and then once I saw it on the cottage in that sea greeny/aqua primer and it extended to four
3. Navy Blue
4. sea/french blue mix
Right now I am lurching aimlessly between 2 and 4, and then back to 3 again, but really I think it will probs be 2…
Beach Cottage Lovelies????
What do you think then?