I can safely say, this project is nothing but a labor of love...
I can also safely say, no one in their right mind would go to the trouble of such a project.
The reason I'm saying this is because there's no way of knowing until I get down to the wood, whether or not it will look like what I imagine. I've already discovered wood patching, grain variation, and a few other interesting things about this door. that could make or break the plan in hand. However, it is the original door, and I believe it's oak, and sometime's you just need to go with your gut, and follow your heart. Hopefully those thoughts will open new doors. No pun intended.
Boy, oh boy, have I been gathering up remodel plans.
The entry seemed the perfect starting point on this old house projects, and honestly I hadn't planned on stripping the old door, but a little voice said do it!
After the entry remodel. we're moving straight into the kitchen. However, I know all of these endeavors will take a very long time to complete, and I don't really have a time frame on when everything will be completed. That means our home is going to be in disarray and messy for awhile. That's okay with me. I enjoy seeing change and progress.
It's been about thirty years since we've done any major remodeling, and I'm ready!
Having this attitude helps. I'm also not going into any of these projects with debt. They'll be a pay as you go. So if we don't have the money to finish something, it will have to wait until we do.
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On to my latest obsession, vintage cutting boards.
I could easily have an entire kitchen wall display using these hand made boards. You can make them. The hardest part about making them would be finding old wood.
I'm drawing out some patterns. Guess who is going to be making cutting boards. May even offer them in the shop.
Need I say more? Well, I could tell you their pricey, but I won't because I found affordable one's here.
You remember the banquette pics I shared awhile back? That small vintage table? I'm on the lookout for the iron or metal leg, or bracket. I've seen similar type tables at restaurants. Once again, another Lennis project.
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I think the old iron form completes this look, in addition to the cushions. We're really building this banquette for our dog, Elle. Our layout is exactly like this kitchen, and she's going to be able to sit at the window and look out. She's going to love her new spot!
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Love, love white blended with natural wood! Minus the tile, it's my taste.
So my friends, in between apothecary work, I'll be a painter, carpenter, and wood finisher. All with help from the Master Carpenter, Super Lennis.
Now, I'm really anxious to get that old door stripped and sanded so I can begin painting and laying tile.
Soap is cut, and I'm headed outside to start on the other side of the old door. Hopefully, fingers crossed, the opposite side is not going to be such a challenge as the first side was.