Our home turns 100 this year! Yay! Yup, it was build in 1913. Five years ago we bought it and I thought it would be sooooooo long until it turned 100… guess time flies when you’re having fun.
We love our old house. The main floor has a lot of old craftsman features to it. At one point there was an addition put on, where the kitchen and dining room are. That first year in our house we remodel the kitchen, which we absolutely love. The dining room has been pretty blah looking for the most part, but we have been working on changing that. A nice new touch? A new (well, old) back door!
It looks like it fits in, right? Here’s what we had before.
A couple weekends ago we found a sturdy old solid wood door at the rebuilding center in Portland to replace the current one. I should probably stop using we’s now… since I didn’t replace it. My awesome handy husband somehow fitted the warped mis-sized door into the existing door frame. It was the right size at the top, then got wider towards the bottom. Waaaaaaaay more work than he thought it would be. Once the door was in, we painted it white. We’re back to we now.
In addition to the paint, Jacob replaced the door knob with a black one. Not only that, he also added the molding above the door, just like he did in the dining room window shown below. And what’s so very cool about this door is that the actual window in the door matches the hanging window in the dining room perfectly!
And finally, a side to side, before and after.
That’s all for today. Just wanted to share a change in our old house. And to brag about my handy hubs. And lastly, there may be a fun Make it Monday tutorial coming on Monday for how to add molding above your windows or doors… maybe. 😉
What do you think? How old is your house? Do you like older or newer houses? Or if you’re somewhere other than a house, what would be your preference?
I sure love the new door, and all the extra light it lets in!