When we moved to Stone House Lane last year we knew the house needed lots of TLC. We’ve been doing project after project on the inside of the house and we have a detailed plan for the backyard that we’ll start implementing late this spring. But the front of the house is in desperate need of a little love.
Here’s how the house looked when we bought her. She has some of the characteristics of a Brick Tudor with the gable roof and the tall narrow windows in multiples.
Here’s an example of a Brick Tudor…notice the arched front door…
Although we have an arched window over our front door we’ve dreamed about an arched door since the day we moved in…so The Husband decided to build one-wow!
He has done lots of research and consulting with both his contact at the lumber yard where he gets his wood and the knowledgeable woodworkers at the Rockler store (don’t ask me?) After looking at doors for months he found this one…
We both love this door MINUS all the iron work. We’re going to order some tudor-style hardware but it won’t be quite like this …
This is a huge project and The Husband told me before he even started:
“This is not going to be a quick project. Don’t rush me.”
“I won’t!” I promised. “You can’t rush a work of art!”
(I kinda relate to this slow, complicated project. I imagine if I asked Father God, He’d tell me I was a slow, complicated project myself.)
The Husband has been working on the top arch for a month. The finish work on the arch still has to be done but here’s what he has so far…
It’s already beautiful isn’t it?
All Things, after all, have beauty if you’re looking through the right lens.
Sending you love today my friends