11 November 2013

New Door to Office




Before
The door was warped and could not shut.






After 
My spouse has not trimmed it out or painted the door or  outside walls yet.
But the door is keyed, and it works!



Are you ready?  
This is one half of the office.  It's a little less than 100 square feet, and the porch was 3x worse, so this is conquerable.  It needs insulation, some damaged drywall removal, new planked walls like the porch's, floor, and finally an electrician and paint.  The wiring is going to be done like the porch with industrial conduit. That's one of the new windows. It replaced this one with duct tape; this was the outside view.









There has been no electricity out here for a year.  Because of the way it was done, it was safely cutoff by the electrician.  So it will take longer, because we will always have to work in daylight.

So once the work is complete, I can decorate, and fortunately I already have furniture.  Some of it is actually buried under stuff.



My next post will be pretty.  Even I can't stand to look at this too long, but I know it will turn out better than expected.


18 comments:

  1. LOL You're making me giggle "My next post will be pretty"…..at least you're keeping it real! :D

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  2. You sure have your work cut out for you! I like the door.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I would of like to had a window, but it is an odd size stock door, and it can't come with a window, but regardless, it's a big improvement. :)

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  3. First step....done! A NEW DOOR! It looks great! And yes, when I see what is facing you.....we are two peas in a pod.....It reminds me of what I have facing me!! Pretty is the best! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  4. Looks like progress to me. Progress isn't pretty until it's done, but it does have a beauty of hopefulness! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I think so. I am glad I portrayed that!

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  5. A new door is so exciting! We need some new doors too... ours aren't warped but definitely let our precious AC or heat out because they have so many cracks!

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey. Did you see Graphic Fairy has a give away for a Home Depot gift card?

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  6. We NEED new doors! I love watching how your home progresses. It's beautiful! All of it! xo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. It has been a lot of work, but really worth the effort. If you haven't already, enter Graphic Fairy's Give-away to try to win a Home Depot card. It's an easy one, you just have to say what you would do with the card. Best wishes!

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  7. A new door does a lot to a house. and your half office looks "interesting". Love to see when it`s finished.

    Hugs from here

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    1. :) It has a beamed ceiling. Some of those pieces of wood don't do anything, they were just holding falling down drywall and shelf. It will look nice eventually. I like showing it, because some people have hard time seeing where you start. In Europe homes are older, and I see from photos that there is a respect for the building. Here people think it is old if it is twenty years. This place is 70, sort of old, but not that old if I lived back east.

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  8. I am sure it will be pretty, knowing you!!

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  9. I have no doubt it'll be pretty either; the door is already a huge step forward... and hides the mess for now!

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  10. Just a little project hey, lol. If you continue on as you have been it is going to look stunning. I have lived through a construction project like this before and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Looking Good :)

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  11. That was a lot of other things to do and renovations to keep up to! But at least you managed to cross replacing the warped and dysfunctional door out of the way, right? Moving in and out would be easier now and will also help you work on the office easier. Good going!
    Leah @ VanderLaan Home Improvement

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  12. Even though you still have a lot of work to do to make it "pretty," as you say, I think you are doing a wonderful job so far. The door replacement alone has already made a world of difference. Jobs like this seem like such big undertakings, but when they are complete the sense of worth in the experience is beyond worth it.

    Earl Mark @ Eastway Lock

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