When God Closes a French Door He Opens a Dutch Door.

16 Dec

Doors are opening everywhere around here. Doors, windows, opportunities—all flinging open right and left.

Bert (the fabulous framer whom I think so highly of and would recommend to you in a heartbeat) came today to frame out a few extra things—an old medicine cabinet for the upstairs bath, the space for the window above the range, and he installed these doors for us. By the end of the day, he and Brad had the doors in their rightful places.And Heaven and nature and the home owner sing….

I am so very thankful for the opportunity to get to know some incredible people with so much integrity and work ethic. Bert’s hard work is in nearly every square inch of this house.  Again, let me say that he is an exceptional person (although he pretends to be quite regular). That’s just his way. Salt of the earth. I know it when I’m near it and he’s salt of the earth.

French doors installed. (Forgive the mess—there’s a lot of work going on around here.)


View from the sidewalk:  Pretend the siding is around the doors. You can pretend the siding is a nice creamy white, too. (I’m loving that porch ceiling, too. It’s all coming together.)

Bert during installation + the installed door. My photo is crooked. I was shivering. That’s my only excuse.

And, from the corner of the porch you can see all three doors. French doors and the Dutch front door.

You really cannot imagine how good it feels to have doors in this house. If the siding guys can make it to the house tomorrow, if the winter storm doesn’t slow us down (like the snow did) then the siding will be finished tomorrow. This little section of the porch is all we lack.

Next up. Drywall.


8 Responses to “When God Closes a French Door He Opens a Dutch Door.”

  1. Leigh December 16, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    The doors look amazing! I am so impressed with how everything is turning out.

    • aj December 16, 2010 at 11:49 am #

      Thank you, Leigh! You are so encouraging. I am living in this land of “wow. it’s really coming together.” I pinch myself twice a day.
      Soon I will take some pictures with the drywall up on the inside—the doors invite so much light into the room. It’s crazy. Can’t wait to show you! Thanks again, Leigh!

  2. Emily Lamkin December 16, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Amy!!! I love seeing/reading your house come to life! what a fun adventure. I’m currently trying to convince my fiance that our back porch door needs to become a dutch door. I’m hoping these pictures will help me out! BEAUTIFUL!

    • aj December 16, 2010 at 11:53 am #

      Emily!!!! I know. Make it a dutch door, girl. Make it a dutch door. Come stand in my living room and you’ll be convinced. It’s the right thing to do. 🙂 And, thanks for reading my blog. Makes me happy to hear you like it. x. aj

  3. Shela-Lyn Boxberger December 16, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Oh Dutch doors – what you do to me!

  4. Shela-Lyn Boxberger December 16, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Oh French doors – you are such flirts!

  5. Steph Morgan December 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I thought I just met Brad yesterday, but I guess I met Bert, too. That chivalrous man helped me jump off the porch:) Lovin’ it!

  6. Carrie C. December 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    I LOVE THESE DOORS! Thats all I can say.

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