Monday, September 29, 2014

Patio Door - COMPLETED

Happy Fall everyone!  This is truly a very beautiful time of year here in New England.  The leaves are starting to change colors, the mornings are cool and crisp, and I always seem to have this extreme desire to bake anything with apples and pumpkin!

I realize it's been awhile since I last posted anything.  I have a confession....I always seem to think no one wants to see the progress being made until the project is time goes by as I'm working on various projects, and subsequently I'm not blogging during that time period.  I'll try to be better about that, because honestly the process is as important, if not even more so than the finished product.  Though, I must admit I'm a sucker for seeing the before and afters, so I'll try find a middle ground!

This past July we removed our patio sliding glass door, and replaced it with a single panel glass patio door.  You can read about that process here.  Now that the kids are all back to school, I had a chance to finally paint the door, which I decided to paint BLACK!  I then painted the jam, and trim white. My hubby made the same craftsman moulding that we did in our daughter's room, for the patio door.
I think it looks absolutely stunning.  I love the sharp contrast of the black door against the white trim work.  What do you all think?

Let me remind of what it looked like before it was painted and trimmed out.

Quite a difference!

Obviously, the remainder of the downstairs of our home has the classic, builder-grade, cherry-stained window and door trim, but with time we intend to convert all mouldings in the house to this white craftsman-style moulding.  What do you all you like the black door against the white trim?