Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A-door-able

There is something about blog titles that brings out the worst puns in me. Anyway this really is a post about a door.

See it's a beautiful door.It's not just that though. This is a beautiful door that used to be covered in approximately 216 coats of gloss paint from dark green though chocolate brown to yellowing white. This is a beautiful door that thanks to a big vat of chemicals was set free. This is a beautiful door that was set free from the old gloss paint to have a lot of tinted beeswax rubbed lovingly, painstakingly, arm-achingly into it. This is a beautiful door, free of old gloss, carefully hand waxed by my (now less) fair hands and hung in place by the 1TB. This is a door made beautiful by our hard work and now it hangs at the entrance to our bathroom. A bathroom that has been without a door, be it ugly or beautiful, since last August. Last August. Oh how I adoor it.

15 comments:

Nora said...

Why on earth would anyone paint over this beauty? I admire your patience and persistence.

Rose Red said...

Oh it is beautiful - and even more so because of the hard work you put into it - so much more rewarding than just buying it done already.

knitting sprouts said...

Oh I love a well restored old thing- won't it be lovely to admire it every day now that it is up and think 'I did that'

Geek Knitter said...

What a wonderful piece of wood! Well done.

Marianne said...

A bathroom withOUT a door... since LAST AUGUST??? eGADS! (you can plainly tell I like my privacy :^)
and yes, it IS a lovely door!
Well done!

dreamcatcher said...

What a fine door - amazing to find such beautiful wood underneath all that paint (you'd think people would only paint paint-grade doors ...). Congrats on all your hard work, a great achievement. And yay for privacy :-D

Charity said...

Hooray!! The door is lovely - almost as wonderful as the privacy, eh? :o)

Kyoko said...

Wow! Yes, I totally agree, why would anyone want to paint such a beautiful door? Congrats for your wonderful restoration!

Caffeine Girl said...

Kudos to you for putting so much effort into a now lovely door. Why do people paint over wood?

StarSpry said...

It is a very beautiful door! So much better without all the paint :)

Kelly said...

Nice job! I've been meaning to tackle a couple of dressers for a while now that need to be stripped and refinished. Seeing your great result is inspiring!

Lynne said...

It's a beautiful door.

And I agree, the puns are hard to resist!! LOL

Mrs J said...

Good job! The only doors in our house that are not stripped pine are two beauties made by Mr J. Perhaps I should photograph them!

Bells said...

wow, you will think of all the painstaking efforts so often when you pass through that door - and you should be so very proud of your work. What a thing of beauty!

Lin said...

That is a lovely door, well done for all your hard work! (Ihave been enjoying your posts lately, and seeing you in your knits x)

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