Monday, June 8, 2009

Garage Door Redo

 Garage B4b Garage Door Redo 002

Garage Door Redo 001 This 1750’s center chimney cape was moved to our property from the center of town and converted into a 2 car garage. Unfortunately, it had those ugly modern overhead doors.  Although they can be very practical they are not very attractive to look at.  One day in a casual conversation with a friend we mentioned that we were not happy with the look of the doors as they did not fit with the period of our home.    It just so happened that he knew of an old barn that was being torn down where we could salvage 150 year old boards.  We jumped at the chance!  A few weeks later, out with the old and in with the . . . well “old.”  The doors now complement the weathered red shingles and a simple redo makes a world of difference.  We smile every time we drive up to it.

Strap Hinges & Hardware used for doors available from Williamsburg Blacksmith in Williamsburg, MA.  Visit their website at www.WilliamsburgBlacksmith.com 

14 comments:

basketsnprims said...

The "new" doors look perfect & so in keeping with the building.
Pam

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Very nice...love it!
Rondell

Kris said...

What a fabulous job with the doors. Makes a big difference!

~Kris~

Kath said...

Love it! Perfect...love the straps!

-Kath

Lisa said...

WOW - I love it!! The doors look great and I am sure they match your home perfectly now.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I just love the vision you had when you knew the boards were available. The doors look great. You are so right about the modern doors - convenient but ugly! Your way is much nicer!!

I hope you are having some nice spring weather in your part of the ME!!

hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

What nice doors! You certainly must have a most talented handyman.

...And those strap hinges are the perfect touch. I'll be ordering some for my own ugly doors!

Ann said...

Much better! What a difference they make in the overall appearance of the garage. How lucky were you to happen upon the old wood. ~Ann

the primitive country bug said...

Great "new" old doors. They sure do make a big difference! The whole building move was a great idea.
Blessings~ Birgit

Anonymous said...

Love the New Doors....look so Good !!!!

NMK said...

I want to see more & more !!! It is so pretty !!!

Janene said...

I just snagged your blog from Kris. And let me say that I am now hooked!
I love what you did with these garage doors...how ingenius!

Martha said...

The doors are perfect as is your home. The other evening I was looking at old issues of my magazines and spent a lot of time looking at your home. . .just lovely!
Martha

CHL said...

We have updated our pictures of the garage door redo so you can see that the old wood doors actually swing out as they are not attached to the overhead doors. Like a "storm door" of sorts, we find them aesthetically pleasing to tie in with the rest of the property.