June 18, 2012

I think I have FINALLY! finished painting and staining the front door.  The interior of the heavy main door was the last to be finished.  If you remember, this was what it looked like a couple of weeks ago.

I sanded it a bit more to bring it to this.

And today, I finally got around to priming and painting it a semi-matte black.  I did consider painting it chartreuse or something equally as bright, but didn't want to commit to any interior colours just yet.  I always think that you can't go wrong with black.  Tomorrow I hope to clean up the glass panes, re-install the original hardware and measure it up for ordering the frame (with 2 side lights and a transom window).  So far so good.

In case you didn't see it earlier, this is the flip side of the door --the exterior.

I spoke to Steve the stone guy today about our side steps and retaining wall.  This is where the dry stacked stone wall will be built with the stone steps coming down the side of the house.

To give you an idea of what I'm talking about, this is a wall that Steve built at my sister's house.  I think it's a work of art!

This is where we plan to put in 8, 4 foot wide, guillotine stone steps.

And this is the old foundation stone that Steve will use to build our retaining walls.  I like the idea of preserving its history, so he's going to leave the bits of the old mortar right on the stone.

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