Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is why you never throw anything away!!!

Over 25years ago we renovated the front of our house, extended the lounge room and front veranda. We sent our very old front door away to have all the paint stripped off it and instead of checking the wood first they just sandblasted it. Red Pine wasn't made to be sandblasted!!! Our beautiful door came back pitted and too badly damaged to be used again so off to the garage it went. Recently we decided to make the area outside the Dining room door into a small courtyard. I envisioned a wooden fence and some sort of gate. Hubby came home with some amazing rusty iron and I dragged the door out of the shed. This is it so far, we still have the fence along the garden to do.
How amazing does it look? This is inside the fence. I still have to find some old door knobs, but I think I have some out in the shed.
It looks just as good on the outside of the fence. So for all you hoarders.......sorry collectors, here is some justification in why you must never ever throw anything out!!! You never know when it might come in handy, do you????

12 comments:

Quilary said...

That's just BRILLIANT! I LOVE the whole look. I wanted my outside laundry clad in iron like that - this proves it "works". The old garden seat is right at home there too! I'm NEVER throwing out again!

Ruby Star said...

It looks great!

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love it! The door does look fantastic with the iron. Your courtyard looks brilliant & I bet it will one of the most used places around your home.

marian said...

oh i totally agree with you Jackie..i'm ssoo glad you didn't throw out that gorgeous old door, what a little gem..it looks FAB!

simplestitches said...

that looks great! so glad you didn't turf it....
cheers Julz

Pam said...

and you said nothing happens at your place!! Just wonderful Jackie! Luv it!

crzylady said...

I do adore this.. I've just recently seen the door as gate on my trip and LOVED IT (it was a lot of glass though which is a bit.. umm, see through).
Like the privacy on this one. Very Alice

Chris said...

Hey Jackster...Well I have to say that I am very envious but at the same time very happy for you that Ross has done such a wonderful job for you with your fenced courtyard...you are a very lucky old bag (oops did I say that) I mean girl!!

Will he travel????

Lotsa love commin' at ya xxx

Jackie said...

Thank you to most of you for the lovely comments. I made sure to pass them on to the builder!!! For certain people he may travel if they are nice and refrain from the old bag comments!!

Judy said...

Wow....that looks AWESOME Jackie!!
I cant decide which I like best...the door or the rusty iron???
Hmmm....I think the door wins in the end. :)
Hugz.xxxx

Selina said...

Looks fabulous! I love it!

Tania said...

Love it in absolute spades! But I didn't need yet more hoarding justification. And I'm guilty of some hard rubbish collector-ing today to boot...