a new door for the guest room


Posted: March 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: bedroom, slow progress | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »


We’re expecting our first wintertime guest, hooray!! Which means it’s time to put a proper door on the guest room so we can put a little heater in there and make it hospitably warm. We have like 20 assorted doors piled up in our ell, but after measuring all of them, we found that none of them were the right dimensions to fit the guest room doorway. So we headed off to search for a door at our favorite bargain architectural salvage spot, Pete’s Place.

architectural salvage in the snow

a visit to Pete’s Place after a few blizzards. We were kind of amazed to find Pete open for business even in the snowiest depths of winter!

architectural salvage in the snow

we had to dig and wallow through hip-high snow to find a new (used) door for the guest room.

Pete was super cheery and helpful and actually fired up his tractor to snowplow a path for us so we could haul our new door back to the car.

architectural salvage in the snow hung the new door!

new door in snow, and hung on the hinges in our house!

hanging a new door in an old house is a pretty big piece of work, as there are no right angles involved, everything is completely crooked! Mike and Richard spent most of a weekend working on this, planing and trimming the door and replacing parts of the doorframe in order to set in hinges and strike plate, etc etc. it’s all set now, keeping the bedroom toasty warm (and keeping the pe(s)ts out too).


a handsome barn


Posted: March 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: photos | Tags: , , | No Comments »


a handsome barn


Our first view of the house


Posted: March 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: excitement, photos | Tags: , , | No Comments »


Our first view of the house

our first visit to our new house! My mom made this beautiful banner out of paper towels and the letters cut out of feed sack. The house was very cold but exciting to see.


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