Saturday, January 30, 2016
I have always loved dutch doors.
How could you not?
They are so cute and scream cottage cuteness.
I do not live in a cottage...yet, but I do love the feel of them and anything I can do to "cottagefy" my house seems like a step in the right direction.
I spent yesterday afternoon at a little salvage store in Ballard called Ballard Reuse. It has all the cool stuff pulled out of old homes. Funky door knobs, leaded windows, old mantles and doors. Lots and lots of doors.
I had originally gone up there to get a door for my panty, but I got sidetracked. The last time I was there I found a blue dutch door. I told Joj about it and he said I should have bought it. Ugh, did not expect that response at all so this time around I thought "if they have another one it's coming home with me". I even made sure to measure my current front door... just in case.
Well, there was another door. It was the size I needed. It came home with me.
I'm sooo excited. It's in really great shape (not always the case with the salvaged doors) and now the fun part is picking out what color to paint it. I have a red door now, which is okay, but I'm ready for a change. I kept thinking how fun a chambray colored door would be. A quick instagram search and low and behold I found the perfect inspiration.
Now I just need the rain to stop (rainiest January on record which is saying something for Seattle) so I can paint and get this baby hung.