The designer that took the order never bothered to keep us posted on the status of the door or the delivery date. So while we were there Lisa gave her a call and found out the delivery date would be some time around the 5th of June.
The 5th past, the 6th, the 7th....no news. Lisa called again and found out that they "lost" the door. Couldn't find it, what ever. It wasn't there. They will have to make a new one and it would be done in a week.
First of all - how do you loose a door?
Second, if it took them 6 weeks to make the first one, why does it only take one week to make a new one?
I'm sure these are questions that will never be answered ...
ANYway, the contractor picked it up, making sure there wasn't a mistake like last time - where they made the wrong jam.
So, without further ado, here is a before pic
|This seems to be the only pic I have of the back door|
It was a dark wood door
With no windows.
The stairwell was a dark place.
Spiders live there.
Now here it is, the new back door.
As you notice, the door is a bit different than the front door. The style of the front door was not available in the much narrower size that we needed for the back so we opted for a paint grade door that looked at least a bit similar. Wrote all about it here.
I'm not sure what color we will paint it yet, but for now it's primed and has a coat of white paint to protect it from the elements.
We do want to have the screen door put back on.
It's not framed out yet, the new frame will look like the rest of the window frames in the house and will go all the way to the corner (hate painting in those tight corners!). I think we'll leave the inside white. Makes it more friendly and bright.
We cam't ignore all the natural light that's coming in. Just look at it!
Can't wait To see it in person.
Now we just have to figure out what we will do with the stairwell walls.
One thing does lead to another...
Aloha a Hui Hou!