Thursday, July 8, 2010

An Eye For Details

I love barn doors.  For a while, I've had good plans to make our shed door look something like the picture above.  I think the project was a little frightening for my hubby, because even though I talked him into painting the door last summer, he just would N.O.T. tackle putting the trim on the door.

So I did.

Here's the door when we started, 11 months ago...  Ahem. 

Then he became frustrated becase after a coat of pink, yes, pink paint, ( he went and purchased it without me!), he had to paint the door again.   But, alas, I digress.  So I convinced him to purchase another color, and this was the final red. To give him credit, he did get the new paint for free since the pink also started peeling right away.  Maybe that was a blessing in disguise.

Please excuse the hole in the door, with a rope latch.  Someone likes to rig things.

Anyway, after the final red paint was applied, I think he was afraid to mess with the project any more, or he was sick of it.  I was MY idea, anyway, not his.  So it sat like that through the winter, and the spring, and we were well on our way into summer when I finally had enough. 

I hauled out the miter saw, the drill, and all the hardware and trim boards, which were primed and painted last summer.  And I did this:

And it makes me happy every time I look at it.  I still have black, decorative hinges I purchased at the Re-Store that I might add, but I'll have to wait for the weather to cooperate so I can touch up the paint first. 

What do you think?  Huge difference, huh?  And, it cost next to nothing to do. 


Kristi said...

That looks great Tammy! Looks like a completely different building!

Way to take on that project yourself, you should be proud!

Susan said...

Great job & look.

Traci @ The Bakery said...

SHUT UP!!! I LOVE IT! I am scared to death of tools....they are on my ever growing learn to do list.... YOU ROCK!!!

Kim said...

Great job, I love it!