Thursday, August 29, 2013

a little front door update

When we last left our hero the front of the house, it was looking quite a bit spiffier.

But still needed a little bit of work.  Here's a closer look:

The pretty door knocker was a tear-inducingly sweet Christmas present from Matt; it says "Gardner" and "Welcome".  But did you notice that the knob and dead bolt don't match?  The knob is brass and the dead bolt is brushed silver (and didn't actually bolt).  Yes, that's what happens when the bank re-keys your doors - you get completely mismatched hardware.

After a quick trip to Home Depot, I found a set that I love, and Jason, our carpenter, installed it for us (it involved drilling through the metal door, otherwise we might have attempted it ourselves).

We still need to have a locksmith re-key all the locks so we can use the same key for all the doors (I think we're up to 3 different keys for various doors, and one or two doors don't have any keys that go to them at all), but at least now it looks a bit better.

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