Thursday, May 6, 2010

Finally

Our french doors that have been sitting on saw horses in the basement for the last year are finally primed, painted, and hung.  We got them up just in time to refinish the upstairs floors without worrying about kitty paw prints in the finish.  Like, a month ago. 
Just ignore that storm door chilling in it's box to the left of the doors.  It's been there since early fall.....eh, at least the box matches the wall color.  Actually, I'm not sure that is a good thing.  'Cardboard box' was not really the look I was going for in here! 
Luckily, you can't really see it with the door open.  Does that count as a 'clever concealment?'  Anyway, these doors have come a long way from when we moved in.
Yes, there was salmon paint underneath the cream.  We attempted to strip them, thinking we would stain them.
I gave up after what seemed like hundreds of hours of work, and primed over them again.  I had better things to do than pick off layers of stubborn paint with a toothpick.
 
Thank you to BIN and my last nerve for making this project a success! 

20 comments:

Kate said...

Wow! They look great! I would love to have doors like those in my house, they just add so much interest to otherwise normal doorway. Great job!

Michelle said...

They look fantastic!

Danielle and Clint said...

woo hooo! Finally! Bet it feels good to have them checked off the list. They look fab.

oneluckycouple said...

Love them! :)

The Brick Cottage said...

GORGEOUS! I just love a set of french doors and having them in an interior space is even better. Now we just need a shot of you dressed to the nines, pushing both doors open with gusto welcoming your guests for cocktail hour. And make sure you invite me!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm so glad they are done!

Karrie - oh man, I totally have to do a photo shoot now. It's too bad that huge couch is blocking them.....I may have to try rearranging the furniture!

hiphousegirl said...

I love Karrie's idea- I could totally see that! (And I better be invited to cocktail hour too.) I really do admire you for the amount of work you put into each project in your house. It's gorgeous.

PS Have you received the book?

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wowsa. the doors are beautiful. simply stunning. and i hadn't even noticed the cardboard box until you pointed it out ;)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, wow, they look beautiful, Sara!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love French doors. I'd love to add a set to our small den but I have arched doorways and fear that it would be an expensive undertaking. Yours add so much to the space.

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Gorgeous!! I didn't even notice the cardboard box - it really does blend in with the walls :)

Chelsea said...

Wow! Those look perfect! They really do make a statement. They add so much character and charm to that doorway! Makes me wish we had some. :) Although the stripping part was a bummer, they came out looking perfect! I love them!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

Your hard work paid off... their fantastic!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Sara ... they look beautiful.

Jenny said...

I love french doors, and you did a really great job on yours! They look absolutely fantastic!

Freckles Chick said...

So crisp & gorgeous. Your hard work seriously paid off. Those French doors are tits.

OK, now it's your turn. If we use the phrase enough, it'll catch on in the blogosphere & perhaps our names will show up in a google search of it. A google image search could get a little disturbing though. Just sayin'.

stylefyles said...

I really love the way those doors brighten the room with the white. They look great! You're doing such a good job on your house!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

These seriously look awesome! Your living room is definitely my favorite. Love it all.

Mrs. Chic said...

I love frecn doors inside they are devine, I really want some in out extra bedroom out to our backyard, maybe next year!

Jamie Lee said...

Really they used salmon paint. Ick! Anyway, they look amazing. All your hard work definitely paid off!