When we found out that 22 feet of exterior wall had to be removed along the side of the house, (gotta love termites!) we decided to put in a door and a new window and knock down the center wall to create one big room. When life gives you lemons - make lemonade right! So here's another shot of that room in the process of tearing down that interior center wall and showing you the exposed exterior wall:
So while this nonsense was going on, we were on a desperate hunt for a new door (doors?) and a window! We were debating between french doors or a single door. I knew I wanted an old door - how could Home Depot possibly have a door that would compliment this old bag?!
So off to the architectural salvage yards we went! There are quite a lot here in New Orleans and lucky us, 3 are within 2 blocks of our house! I highly recommend going, you never know what cool stuff you will find! So, now for the door dilemma:
And the winner is.....
Look at all this quirky detail! I fell in love the moment I saw her... and yes I talk this way about inanimate objects. We loved the french doors but were worried about security and some looked a little too casual for a front door. But then we saw this beaut and it was a no brainer. So off to get plugged and stripped she went!
And here she is after being framed and hung :)
It's starting to come together! Now, if only we had a floor...