Friday, November 05, 2010

Front Door Very Close

I need a lockset, some weather stripping, a new threshold, and a slide bolt, but the worst is behind me.



This is what it looked like when I started. It is hard to tell, but the paint is terrible. That is plywood nailed to the bottom. There is a crusty plate with the original doorknob. The biggest insult is the modern, crappy, brass plated mail slot. The slot cover is bad enough, but the worst thing is, I think this was added just a few years before I bought the house. Meaning, someone took a saw to the door very recently and added the slot.



Here it is with most of the paint stripped off. What you are seeing are remnants of the original 1895 black/gray/white paint job.





Here it is primed and with a new mail slot. Well, different mail slot. That is a cast bronze slot from the 19th century,



And here it sits today. The colors are the same as on the rest of the house: Clarey Sage, Basil, and Livable Green. With any luck I can finish this up this weekend.

7 comments:

HPH said...

And a very nice combination of Clarey Sage, Basil, and Livable Green.

Larry said...

WOW!!!

Karen Anne said...

The house thanks you :-)

purejuice said...

good and beautiful!

Hayduke said...

Another example of your attention to detail. Looked even better in person. Great work.

Jamie said...

Wow! It looks amazing!

Greg said...

Thanks!