The front door.

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Do you like the colour of the front door?

I know not everyone is going to like it but we’re really happy with it!!!

Tomorrow the slab for the carport is going to be poured.  fingers crossed the job is completed by Christmas.





The hunt for a front door.

I took a few days off this week as it’s the school holidays here to spend some time with the family but I still managed to squeeze in a bit of time to look for a front door.  I’ve been on the look out for so long now for a front door with a port-hole window.  When I make my regular visits to various building recyclers here in Brisbane they’ve never got them.

But on Wednesday my luck changed.  We went to a building recyclers at Northgate on Brisbane’s north side and they had two of them!!!

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I loved the stained glass window but it needs work (plus don’t you think it looks kind of phallic? ..filthy mind??).  So We brought the white ‘windowless’ door.  The plan is to do something like this.


In the meantime we dropped it off to Earth safe John in Salisbury to be stripped.

Mr F would have preferred to buy a brand spanking new door that ‘looks old’ and I know the builders are going to be muttering under their breaths when they’re trying to hang it because it’s bound to be wonky or something but   I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.