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A very grand entrance indeed


Oooooh. Ahhhhh.

I’m pretty sure our french doors are the prettiest part of the house right now. I spend a whole lot of time admiring them. And now, with some embellishment, they’re even better.

We had two leftover exterior brackets (from tearing off the old porch)that needed a purpose in life. Long ago we planned to use them for a shelf over the doorway, and now it’s finally up. And, in a stroke of genius, Teague thought to drill very discreet holes in them so we can hang double curtain rods over the doors. (One set of curtains for keeping the cold out and one set just for looks)

Don’t mind the sloppy paint job – we’re not done yet ;)

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Kristin had this to say on 11.04.05:

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I’m so jealous right now.

Eilis had this to say on 11.04.05:

Looks fabulous! Love the wall color too. Say hey to Teaguer for me.

jene had this to say on 11.05.05:

so pretty! I love how your kitchen is turning out!

Marc had this to say on 09.23.06:

Great idea for the doors – how do they work in the cold? Drapes help I’m sure.

I’ve have a pair of french doors that were actually interior doors from a house built in the 30’s. I actually might have a home for them now (other than leaned up against the basement wall). I’m considering using them as entry doors in our new mudroom we’re planning.

Any tips on weather “tighting” them?

Mindy had this to say on 09.25.06:


We used two layers of thick curtains last year, but this year we’re considering installing two plexi-glass panels on the inside (one for each door) with foam strips on the edges to get a tight seal. We’d use those little screw-in holders like you see big mirrors being held on with. The only bad thing is this’d require putting screw holes in our beautiful doors – but it would let us enjoy them year-round. Right now they are blocked by mounds of fabric all winter!!

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