Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Making Me Smile on a Frosty February Day

Today my Dad came to help me install some cabinet doors I made a couple of months ago.  I used Ana White's plans for simple panel doors (love that Kreg Jig!!).  Then Christmas was busy and fun.  And the weather has been nasty and cold.  And the doors sat in the garage (in sub-zero temperatures!) for a couple of months.  

I was daunted by the task of actually installing the doors, and it turns out it is definitely a two person job.  Also, it helps to have a dad with the know-how and tools to make it all happen.  So today was the day.  

Here's how this space has been looking for a couple of years....


And here is how it is looking RIGHT NOW!!!


I was so excited that I took pictures before I even washed the smudges off!  The doors aren't perfect, and I would probably try a bit of a different technique in the future, but it sure is an improvement.  The sun has been shining all day and although it was -24 this morning, the sun feels warm - so we will just ignore the "glare" in the pictures... I couldn't wait!


plus a little sneak peak at the new door at the top of the basement stairs....

It sure feels more calm, clean and bright!  

1 comment:

Katie said...

Everything looks awesome Jane! You are rocking that kreg jig! The french door looks amazing too. Can't wait to see it all in person.