This was the old front door. When we first bought the cottage the front door was stained with a clear varnish. After a couple of years being beat by the sun shining from the West, it was in dire need of refinishing or painting. We chose painting. We knew that we would soon tear it out in order to start our remodel. Why go to all the trouble of stripping and staining when you can just lay a nice coat of high gloss black paint over the top?
Here we go, just a bit further back in time. The door looked much better with my little Cuties standing in front of it the previous Christmas. Plus (+) here you can see the original brick} Okay, move over guys. Please? Would ya? If you move over our friends can see the darling door knocker too. It was a wedding gift when your dad and I were first married one million years ago and... 'Course it only seems like one hundred'... What? You think I'm sassy? I'll show ya sassy. These guys wouldn't move over}
Even though I said please.
So, we just started the destruction anyway!
This was back when the whole mess started. If you'd like to see the archives progress, click on the following links. They will take you all the way back to last October! If you just want to see what's happening now over at the cottage move right along to the next picture.
We had Dirt, then we had Concrete. We often have had some Some dirty dogs and we had rocks. Tons and tons of rocks, and, Dirt Rocks!
We moved a few openings over to the right, added a new space here and there and then the arch was born. In case you missed it, (and you don't want to miss it because it was awesome), here is another picture of the arch.
Then, then, then. THE FRONT DOOR ARRIVED. As with all the decisions made at the cottage, it took many minds, lots of opinions and more than a bit of brawn to make things happen to get our new front door in place.
Welcome! Do come in and have a peek. We got our cabinets delivered today straight from the carpenters shop and I can't wait to show you.
Alas, it's bed time for me now but, I'm going to sleep sweet tonight knowing that my front door is all safe and secure. We still have tons of work to do but we're turning our dreams into reality here. Thanks for sharing the ride. xoxoxo