I love the new door to our garage! It hadn't hit me how much I love it until I was taking pictures of the girls by the pool I'm so use to shooting them from angles where the door would be out of frame because it was so ugly. I forgot how freeing it is to just take a picture without having to frame it just right.
This is what the door use to look like. It's in the background. I had to search hard to find this picture. Like I said, I did everything possible to avoid having that ugly thing in any picture! I don't even want to get into the details of how it got so ugly!
So, back to our pretty place! I really love the door when I see a picture like this:
Or a picture like this. The door is not the focal point when it's pretty. It's a beautiful background feature but when the door was ugly. It became center stage no matter how in the background it was.
The door is actually the same door that was there before. The painters painted it white and then added the wood slats to match the rest of our wood fencing. It's such a huge difference and the cost was minimal compared to buying a new door and minuscule compared to buying a new modern door. That was going to cost us a pretty penny; in the $1200 to $2000 range! It wasn't just the door that needed help. It was the framing of the door that needed some major clean up work. Fortunately, it was all taken care of when we had the house painted. Note to self: when hiring a painter make sure they have a carpenter on staff or they know how to do great wood working.
Labels: doors, outdoor living, painting, wood work