03 December 2010
because this is not the time of year for a hole in the wall.
that pretty light you see is shining through the 15 panes of our new kitchen door. and it's something I'm thankful for right now, because for a few minutes I thought we'd spend the winter looking at this:
you like fresh air? head to our place.
The door was the last piece in a kitchen re-do we undertook over two years ago--once we had running water and pretty cabinets, it seemed like a detail not worth stressing over. (especially since aforementioned kitchen work cooincided with arrival of afore-photoed toddler. enough said.)
this photo gives a little glimpse of the unfinished doorjamb we've been looking at all this time; strangely, I can't find a photo of the door itself or of the clever faux-roman-shade curtain I devised for it (the door was of the half-window variety).
but all that's a thing of the past. We found the new door at a local salvaged building goods place for 45 bucks--not a bad deal since we'd priced having a door company put one in and it came into the thousands for parts and labor. So daddy-pan and his manly hands saved us a ton of money once again.
the view right now is not the greatest (hello, minivan and trash cans) and there's been an 85% reduction in the amount of time I spend walking around the kitchen in my altogethers--so some kind of curtain will be in order, and maybe even some landscaping down the road. but for now I'm just enjoying a decision made, a project crossed off the list. so on to the Christmas gifting....