Monday, 9 March 2009

Before and (Nearly) After



New lobby door, more in keeping with the age of the house. The joiner says it is criminal that I should be getting it painted. I say the era of stripped pitch pine is well behind me. What do you think?
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8 comments:

_lethe_ said...

I must say I'm with the joiner, I find the door looking very nice the way it is. (But of course I don't know how great it would look after you painted it!)

mountainear said...

It's up to you of course. I've done my fair share of door stripping through layers of paint ancient and modern. I suspect the original residents would not have wanted anything as common as a pine door and would have scumbled it to look like oak - that's the treacly layer that's so difficult to remove. Please don't do that.

Also I've heard - and would like to believe - that a lot of exterior paintwork was dark green to mimic the verdigrised copper of the gentry.

That's enough for a Tuesday morning.

laurie said...

i love painted doors. they can be so cheerful. glossy yellow! dark green! red!!!

Charlotte said...

I like the plain wood best. I called round to see you today but the paint man said you were out with Miss T x

Nia said...

Hi Rachel,
I like it as it it too! Am back in blogland again and have missed your blog, it always cheered me up!

PG said...

I would leave it and wax it. I love plain wood and it gains so much character after a few years. But - it is YOUR door. :)

Isabel said...

Leave it the way it is, please. Unless it would look so out of place that you couldn't bear it. I always prefer nice wood left alone. But I know you'll read all of these comments and then do what you want anyway! And that's the way it should be.

this too will pass said...

plain pine for me

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