Monday, January 9, 2012

~what's on the "LIST"

Happy Monday everyone!!

How was your weekend?

Mine was great!
 ~ with the small ittty bitty
exception of....
the worst migraine of my life

 so yes, lucky me suffered through this from 4:40am
to 12:30pm yesterday morning....goodness me,
wouldn't wish it on anyone.

I am feeling great today! yay!!!
I'm waiting for the fog to clear....
and the sun to show up and I'll be heading out
for a run.....

I wanted to share with you my list and what's on it......

for me 2012 is all about finishing....
yep....finishing our house....
it's long
it's scary
it's overwhelming
but it's reality....
and I'm ready!

I'm not going to make you all tired
by giving you the whole thing
cuz it is just Monday
and you need to feel uplifted & inspired
not exhausted & disturbed by my long as
humanly imagineable list!!

but here's what's on top of it:

1) replace doors upstairs

we have many antique doors sitting in the garage,
taking up valuable man-cave space,
waiting for us to install
{well strip, and re-finish and fit
to our door jams}

up until was too
to me to even think about

but not now...
now is the time....
to finish....

****please excuse this interruption***
where we'll be testing Mrs. Ticking & Toile's
good mood & patience today....

the toilet has just overflowed, there's an inch of water
in the bathroom, it has gone into the
hallway, onto her beautiful plank floors, and under the refrigerator....

and Mrs. T & T will (while attempting to soak up
the water) spill melted red wax all down the wall
and onto her cute shabby table, onto the floor & down the


where was I? 
yes, what you read is true....'s my mood?
well, slightly dampened...
s   l  i  g  h  t  l  y...
it's all good.  problem fixed~
water cleaned up, waxed cleaned
up ~ just a minor diversion~

we were talking about doors.....

I'm thinking with the "replacing the doors"
portion of my list~ I'd really like to strip
them & go for the natural, worn, slightist
bit of paint left over look~ like these....
don't you love this?

here's another example

I love how the worn doors look against crisp
white door frames...yes?

you like??

lots of prep work to do...
a little resizing to do...
door knobs to find & buy
{anyone got any they'd like to sell?????;) }
etc... etc...
wish me luck!!

Got anything on your list??
got a major focus for this year??

do tell! :)

Have a wonderful day!!



{all images found here}


NanaDiana said...

Oh, Shellagh-That sounds like a grand plan...a bit job to be done. You will love it when they are all in place. Are they all different doors then? Any transom doors in there?

My big project is to sort, dump, sell, purge....purge...purge... We are probably going to sell in the Spring-xo Diana

It's me said...

Lots of things to do i hear from you from me my friend......have a nice

Maureen Wyatt said...

My list includes all but three rooms of my house getting a make-over. Yikes! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... ~ Maureen

raggygirlvintage said...

Oh no Shellagh, that is awful! The toilet I mean, not the doors. Love, love the doors, I would never get away with it here but I love the look, very coastal.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh my goodness, those doors look magnificent..boy do I LOVE! And so sorry to hear about the toilet overflowing! :( That's never fun {happened to us here too when we first moved into our fixer}. Can't wait to see when your projects are done!

Hugs & Happy Monday,

Vintage Home said...

wow ...goodness gracious headache water & wax!
Great that you can focus now on the new doors...your ideas are stunning!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I love the look of the old doors with chippy paint! What's the use of having beautiful old doors if they're to be painted and stained to look like new? They have such character! Have fun. I haven't figured out which item on my mondo long list is at the top but I'm thinking finishing setting up and organizing my studio/office is is way up near the top! Looking forward to more updates! Hugs, Leena

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi~~ Loving the stripped doors against the white. Perfection.... or not really but it looks great;))I have been purging my house which feels REALLY good. I have a little less of everything and I feel more in control:)
Sorry about the toilet..if its not one thing to fix its another. Speaking to get some more light bulbs. Why dont they just burn out all together?????


Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Oh goodness! What a weekend!! Migraines are the worst..the last few months they have increased for not fun! LOVE your door plans and cant wait to see how they turn out! xoxo Rachel

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

So glad you overcame the migraine! My mind has been spinning since we took down the Christmas stuff. With the crazy year I had in 2011, I'm really wanting to focus on my health, family and know I have 'lots of organizing to do'!

Soooo's I got up this morning and looked around to see what I could do since I was feeling creative and decided to cut down an old bed rail to make it a column. Well, about half way through cutting it with the large, heavy skill saw...the handle broke into pieces...right in my hand. Geez, I'm thankful I still have all my body parts! After several attempts to finish the cut with various other apprentices, I gave up, left the mess in the carport and came inside. Long story short, nothing accomplished today....but there's always tomorrow.


Oh, and yes, yes, the striped doors. I've been pinning a few pics with that look and I'm loving it.

Lori said...

Dying for those closet doors. I have been inspired! Thanks for the great post.

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, Shellagh! How was your run? I hit the treadmill today for 45 mins! Woo hooo!! Wish I could'ave run outside...but it was 20 degrees this morn. Too cold for this wimp. lol!

Hubby and I put on new cabinet hardware today. Yay! Vintage nickel knobs and cup pulls. THEN he actually fixed the drippy kitchen faucet. THEN he measured to build more shelves for my craft crap in the basement next to my table. (I wonder what he did wrong that he's trying to make up for it....?? lol!)

Your doors are going to look absolutely gorrrgeous, girl! Love the idea of them being partially stripped. That looks fabulous next to white trim. ♥ Verrrrry Nordic!

Hugs ~~~

xoxo laurie

Lana said...

Love the look of the old doors. They remind me of things I would see in the Jeanne D'Arc magazine (my new favorite magazine). Would love to do that in my home. Looking forward to updates on your project

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love your post, you sure are funny :) I love, love, love those old doors in the photos. If that is what you have in mind, I can't wait to see it! My to-do list is long, all "wants" and no "needs". I want to paint most of all but many reasons why I haven't yet. I can't wait to see your finished lists and what you have to show us!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like ya have a great game plan..I do like the doors against the crisp white too..Our plan for this year is lengthy ..But mostly outside projects..Glad you are feeling better..

Wild Oak Designs said...

I love the look of those doors....
everyone has lists, and some lists have lists....
Our lists have grown again....I think they multiply at night....
We are doing our bathroom (1959 house) and it's interesting how doing that suddenly becomes other rooms or flooring or.....
isn't it....see they multiply...
Sorry about your migraine.....keep up the good work and keep those pictures coming.
(while you are at it...don't forget to check my blog...)

Weisser Traum said...

guten morgen du liebe
es sieht einfach hammermässig schön aus.
ja so alte türen sind ein traum für jedes shabby herz.

oje zum glück konntet ihr den schaden beheben....

wünsche dir eine schöne woche.
umarme dich daniela

Debbie said...

I love those doors just the way they are!!!
Wow what personality they add, oh the stories they could tell!!


The Tattered Cottage said...

Love the stripped doors! They look absolutely stunning against the white frames. My "list" for 2012 is to get my room put together. I moved my dad in with us in March and gave him my room. I took the all season porch for my room. I always knew I would turn it into a bedroom. I have been living for months in there with boxes to be unpacked, items needing to be hung, walls needing to be finished painted, etc....My "list" is to definitely finish my room ;)

Anonymous said...

That first pic is one of my absolute favs - I refer to it whenever I need a lift, because it is just my style! :)
The to-do list for our tiny cottage is a mile long, and we're doing everything with cash, so it takes us longer to accomplish the big items. So I mostly stick with the smaller things. I want to paint the French armoire and farm table this year and come up with some more art for the walls. Slow and steady - in a couple of years it should be quite a cutie!
Wishing you a happy day after that whole plumbing issue)!!!
~ Zuzu

Sharon said...

You crack me up!!! The over-flow...the wax....that's exactly how my life goes! But it's funnier when it happens to someone else and they tell about it! I'm determined to finish projects this year. This old house is always needing work...but I'm going to make myself accomplish my goals!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh those doors are wonderful! I like the idea! I have already finished two projects this year!! I am determined to make up for last!

lori miller vintage design co said...

Hey sweet sista, I finally had a minute to swing by and I had to stop and say Hi.

I love the doors you are sharing and dreaming about... HOW fun would they be...

So many things on THE LIST .... it is going to be a good year. If only we have time to live it.

See you soon.

summersoul said...

I am so happy that you found me on Pinterest. I am now a follower of yours there as well as here. I love the worn doors against the white. Beautiful!


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Christine said...

I actually came back to look at your door pictures. They're lovely!

I have stripped 15 antique doors. I used Citristrip to bubble the paint off most of them to raw wood. Some, however, resisted every type of stripper I could find, so I set them in the yard for a year. Chipppppeeeee!

Anyway, I thought I'd give you an amazing flat, matte finish for your doors. Gotta seal them somehow. Pick up some Paint Base. Exterior, Latex, Flat, Dark (4 or 5) base. Pre-tint, it goes on white, but dries clear. It dries so matte, you'll have a hard time figuring out where you put it. It also seals on chips. LOVE the stuff. Love my doors, love the naturally aged (vs. painted!) condition.

I'm going to read a bit more here to see if you have made any progress. Really enjoy your blog!

pasang iklan gratis tanpa daftar said...

These doors are really antique and unique.

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