Our balcony door which is also our front door has always been an eyesore to me but unfortunately I’m stuck with it for the time being. It’s a very rustic handmade door and I so dislike anything rustic. It was made many years ago by our next door neighbor who is a carpenter but I was never happy with it and I always felt it looked rough and uneven. Over the years the sun had blistered the finish and some of the wood had begun to warp. So I asked him if he could repair the warping, then sand it down and re-varnish it. To my delight he immediately got to work on it, bless his heart. Fortunately it only took him a couple of days to complete the job. But in the end it was still a plain, rustic, boring door. After staring at it for days (and giving it the evil eye) it ocurred to me that it might look somewhat better if I added some inexpensive wood appliques. Surely it couldn’t look any worse. Most of all I wanted to camouflage that unsightly line that ran right down the center panel where two pieces of wood had been glued together.
The door redo is just a part of the renovation of my balcony. Hubby had happily used much of the balcony as a storage area for years until I put my foot down and reclaimed it. I still have a few things to tweak, but now that I’m almost done I can sit down and compare the before and after pictures. I’m apalled and embarassed that I let it go for so long and hubby has been warned that I never want to see another crate or box anywhere near there again. I’m still waiting on an outdoor rug that I ordered and I have to paint those brown plastic flower pots….but that’ll be the subject of a future post.
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