French Door before & afters…

Let me take you on a little journey of where we started on the French door journey…
BEFORE
in all of its pinky glory, pre paint, our house really needed something on this side of the house, and as our windows were rotting with age we thought ‘wouldn’t French doors be great’. This photo was during the painting stage.

DURING
Here we are when the wonderful ‘Chris the Builder’ (or as the kids called him Bob The Builder!). He laid our new veranda base, which I thought was wonderful as I pondered on what was coming…

TODAY
Here we are!!! New French doors. Still not finished painting yet, but I couldn’t wait to do a TA DA! Our veranda still has to be erected (coming soon) and gardens etc done to finish, but what a difference. We love it. Chris worked some magic, let me tell you! There were lots of snags along the way, which he dealt with beautifully and we are so pleased with the result.

DURING – inside.

This is while they were going in the living room. Plaster dust everywhere and nearly done.TODAY
I had them open today while I was cleaning and dressing the room again. It was bliss! We, well I have waited SO long to get French doors along this side of the house…well worth it.
We did have a moment where we thought about painting them the charcoal colour, but it didn’t look right, so back to white.

This is the door in Declan’s room. Chris had to make up little glass boxes for the top of the doors (one of the snags) and the little pieces for the corners of the architrave (another snag). they look so good though. These doors will be getting stained like the rest of the woodwork in here.

Now all I have to do is make up curtains for them all. Any suggestions. I was thinking a putty colour for the living room, natural for Mics slot car room (I didn’t show you those, they look the same as Declan’s room) and maybe a denim for Declan’s door. decisions!!

Ness xx

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  • Beautiful.

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  • What a difference a door makes, xv.

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  • It looks great!!
    I love your dark floor and the panelling on the outside of your house! (is it called ‘panelling’ if it’s on the outside??)

    hugs from me!

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  • They look fantastic Ness! Such a big difference. I’m going to be doing the same shortly – any tips?
    I think your curtain ideas all sound good, especially the denim in Declan’s room – that would look adorable.

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  • What a great result, its amazing the difference a bit of indoor/outdoor flow makes

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  • Looks super Ness – I love the box window on top to let the extra light in. Good luck choosing the curtains -denim sounds good!

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  • It’s looking wonderful – and I love the house! So charming.

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  • Wow, what a transformation. They look beautiful. Your home has such a wonderful history to it and you are adding more beauty to it day by day.
    You must be so pleased! A-M xx

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  • What a difference those French doors make!

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  • So the journey of the French door installation is complete! They look amazing and really suit the style of your house. You must be over the moon with the result. Lee 🙂

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  • Love your French doors they let in so much light!

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  • been waiting with great anticipation for your french door reveal and it looks beautiful!! what an inspired change– I love the openness, sense of space and light it adds to both the exterior and interior. fantastic!

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  • applause and such! very pretty. i also am confused in a good way about the waviness of your siding? is it supposed to be wavy like that? and i mean that in the most intelligent sounding way b/c i love it.

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  • Congrats! It’s going to look amazing!

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  • oh Ness!! You have added so much charm!

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  • The doors look amazing! Isn’t that crazy what a difference they make!

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  • There is nothing better than a french door.
    They look great, Ness.
    Well worth the wait.

    xo
    Brooke

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  • What a great difference they make! They look wonderful and I love the transoms above also! Great job!
    joan

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  • Wow – what an amazing change! The look absolutely gorgeous Ness! Tracey xx

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  • They look fantastic and so worth the wait.x

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  • They look fantastic.

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  • I have never seen siding like that before….very cool!

    The french doors do make a world of difference. French doors anywhere make their own statement!

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  • Oh Ness, the french doors are fantastic!! I know that you are just thrilled! The house looks wonderful. I can’t wait to see the veranda as it comes to life! The curtains you chose sound great!
    xo Isa

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  • WooHoo!! What a feeling of satisfaction…don’t you just love accomplishing something you’ve been yearning for, for sooo long!!All good things come to those who wait!
    Linda xoxo

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  • Oh yeah!!! They loks great. I bet you can’t stop looking in that room now 🙂

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  • Thank you all for your kind words on our doors…and hi to you Linda!
    Katrina, I cant stop looking at them, even more so now they are all white!
    Ness xx

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