An Old Door Makes an Entrance

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March 7, 2013 by stpaulhaus

Check out this awesome door that I scored off my folks:

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This door at one point was attached to a super old house.

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Complete with incredibly tiny door knobs…DSC_0027
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Isn’t that the cutest thing ever!?

It looks like it only has one coat of paint on it–unlike my front door which has approximately 1 million coats of paint.  I haven’t decided if I am going to strip the paint off and stain it, or perhaps repaint it.

I do have plans for this door, but I am not sure if it is going to work. I would like a door to the basement, but there is really not a whole lot of room. Basically it would be a door opening up to another door–which means that one door must to closed to open the other.  Not a huge deal, but could get annoying.  I was thinking about making the door open into the stairs–but that would just be a terrible, terrible death trap which is likely not up to any sort of code.  Right now there is no door, just an open staircase.

I should have really taken a photo so you could see what the hell i am talking about. I would have to frame in this bad boy and do a fair amount of finish work.

I have been thinking about this for some time now and I think it would be a good idea as far a weatherization of the house.

What do you think? Strip and stain or paint a bright color?

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