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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Have You Ever Remodeled?

For any of you that have done a home remodel, you are probably laughing at me right now, but this is a scary thing to do. To have someone come in and take apart not only your door, but what seems like half the walls too.
We bought our home almost 8 years ago, new. It had the standard, run of the mill sliding glass doors. After all this time, we felt it was time to change. That in and of it's shelf was a challenge. At first, I wanted French Doors. I was set on that, the kind that have screens and windows on the sides of the doors.
When the salesperson asked me which way I wanted the door to open, I must have looked at him like he had grown another eye!!
What do you mean which way??? He asked me, inside or out....HUH!!??
Inside would not work because the door would swing into a vintage pew bench we picked up in England.
Outside wouldn't work because the patio table is on the left hand side of the doors. I would have to step out, close the door and then proceed...waaay too much work there.
I thought and thought about this question. I thought about it for literally months. Nothing was getting done.
I finally said, "french doors are not for me." I changed my mind completely, and never looked back.
Instead of the french doors, we got beautiful maple wood Andersen sliding doors. It was the right decision for our lifestyle. The right choice had been made.
Now on with the work, and I might add, the scary part.

Having someone come in and tear apart your wall moldings is a bit scary. This is what the inside looks like. I suppose if I use my imagination, it could be a lot worse. I try not to think about it.
We are held up a couple of days waiting for the security company to come in and reset the sensors......so, I look at this every day.......

Our home is stucco, so what you see on the right hand side of this photo, is what the end result needs to look like. Mr. Stucco man will be here tomorrow so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I might be able to weave a beautiful basket, but I am completely out of my element with this. I can only hope there is a lot of talent in the fingers and hands of the stucco guy!! Faith Char, you just gotta have faith.

Lots of work to be done here.

And here.

I am hoping you will not be able to tell that any work was done to the outside wall. We will see, and I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress.....new baseboards are next. Yikes!!


Denise@alloverroses said...

Wow Char we have so many things a like I can't believe it. We took out the 8 ft window in our bedroom and put in a 10ft. Anderson door! I didn't want the doors to swing in either since I have a sitting area there. I ended up choosing their french wood glider. I have to send you a picture. You cannot tell the stucco was ever repaired. But I was scared to death too! There wasn't any damage to the sheetrock either since he did all the work from the outside. Can't wait to see your finished project.

Donnie said...

We're getting ready to close in a deck this summer and I'm sure it's going to be fun...lol....Those doors are really nice.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

When we first bought our home in 1993, we had the original window in our dining room removed, and had French style doors installed. I was always afraid that side of the house would cave in with such a big hole in the wall, but it all went in smoothly, with no problems. Every room in our home has been remodeled except 1 bedroom upstairs, and our little half-bath in our bedroom...one of these days :) Many of the remodeled rooms STILL do not have the trim up after all these years, oh well :) Your new slider looks wonderful Char!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

stefanie said...

oh, that is scary and exciting!!!!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ohhhyes...I did have the French doors installed tho because we had plenty of outside swing room :)
I think you will really enjoy your new doors.

Dogmom Diva said...

Love the new door, Char..we have replaced windows and doors in a couple houses..eventually it all gets finished and when it does it will be sooo nice!
Thank you for visiting me on Pink Saturday..I always love your visits! And yes, those hummers are teeny tiny!


Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I found you at Pink Saturday just now and am your new follower. I laughed when I read this article 'cause I could just picture myself doing and saying the same thing as you about the door. Loved reading this. Soon my husband and I will be completely remodeling our little fixer upper.