samedi 5 mars 2011

So many doors!!

Firstly I have stairs...................stairs made out of old stone found around the chateau and I am delighted!! I shall be dancing up and down them Ginger Rogers style when the renovation is finished!! I love them and they look as if they have always been there.
And now its gets exciting. Where to put inner walls and doors? I have a real addiction for 19th century doors with their old, cast iron grilles. So much so that I cannot resist bringing them home!  Quite often I have nipped out to the supermarche and come home with another old treasure I have found on the way tied on the top of the car!
So.....................where to put them all?

I know that I do not make Mark`s life easy with these old doors and there will be lots of cutting and re-sizing for him to do. But this is my favourite pair that I have been hiding away for 2 years now. Wonderful old heavyweight town house doors................
.........and still with their old handle and letter box.

  And,best of all , the old door bell which, when you turn the little latch,  sounds like a bell on a bicyle!
I`m not going to paint these doors. They are going to get cleaned up of course but then just waxed so the old crumbly timeworn paintwork shines through. I wonder who has passed through these doors in the last 100 years or so?

5 commentaires:

  1. Wonderful doors ! definitely the right thing to do just waxing them-they will look beautiful !I feel your excitement !

  2. Love those stairs and your door collection is wonderful. Definitely keep them as they are, no painting or stripping...just wax!
    Julie x

  3. Bonjour Madame,
    How extraordinary, I have different pieces of rusty old/chippy paint ironwork hanging around the house, how ever you pip me to the post with the ironwork intact in the doors. I also have a habit of photographing old doors and ironwork when I travel.People think that I am mad, maybe i can join your club?! hehe
    T x
    Steps & rail look fab.

  4. What wonderful doors - and those stairs are fabulous. We are just in the process of starting our own (little) renovation in France, and we like you want everything to look like it's always been there.
    Looking forward to following your blog.
    sacha xx