not your every day photos.
In fact, I defy you to come up
with another blog displaying pics
of a front door. Oh, hell...I guess there very well may be one somewhere. But not like mine!!
This happens to be what I consider one of my greatest design achievements. I have mentioned in an earlier blog my inability to conquer my character flaw of Packratting.This is a prime example of same along with a demonstration of what can be achieved by putting together a bunch of disparate collectibles and salvaged items into a unique production. By the way, I am totally at a loss to control the placement of the type in this effort........I do not know where my next word will fall and it is extremely disconcerting so forgive me if I end up with a page that is an utter horror.
Anyway, the story that goes with these illustrations is that when I was having a bit of remodelling done on my beloved house I decided that I wanted a front door that I could see out of rather than just a lovely slab of wood. That the balance of the wall in which the door was set consisted mostly of glass was beside the point.
I started to cast my mind over items that were living in my garage just waiting to be resurrected into some thing of beauty and remembered a set of wooden shutters that I had built to close off a door to my living room in an old apartment. When I dragged them out and dusted them off I found that parts of them would do wonderfully well but there was not enough to make a complete door so I did what any red-blooded packrat would do....I went to Ebay and found a few wonderful wrought iron items to complement my fragments and came up with what you see above. I have rarely been so happy with one of my revamped creations and folks have been known to come from blocks around to view my magnificent effort.
Of course things like this are what make it all the more difficult to give up packratting....just one success can set you back months or years in your efforts to break a bad habit. Sigh. .