I finally had enough of living in a fish bowl. Our side door of our house that goes into our kitchen and the door that goes into our garage is basically a giant window. This definitely isn’t the kind of door that I would choose but I can’t just go out and by all new exterior doors. So I’m making it work. First off, they needed a paint job. Since I’ve already painted my front door black I’m going to do that same with these.
Next we needed new door hardware. Because our house was bank owned they replaced the locks with bright brass colored door knobs. Not only is that my least favorite type of hardware but it also doesn’t match one thing in the entire house. I took everything off the doors before I painted so we could completely start from scratch. The funny thing was that I actually thought I could install these new locks and door knobs myself. Ryan was off at his fantasy football league party and I thought to myself that he would be so impressed to come home to see I did this all on my own. What a mistake. Ten minutes into reading the directions and piecing things together I knew I had made a mistake. Needless to say we had to spend the night with no locks or door knobs on our doors. My dad saved the day on Sunday and installed everything. He had to totally rebuild the frame on the garage and make holes for the deadbolt locks. There were never any there in the first place!
Last is the panel that I purchased from Country Curtains. I grew up with my mom always ordering all of our window treatments from there so it’s just natural for me to do the same. They aren’t too spendy and you know that you are going to get quality products and good customer service. Plus they send you swatches in the mail for free! I hate the feeling of ordering things from catalog or the internet crossing your fingers hoping that they match.
It's amazing what a little thing like some fabric can do to change the whole feeling of a room. I can now go down into the kitchen at night without feeling like someone could be looking in at me without me now even knowing.