One of my house goals before winter really kicks in is a solid front door. The current door is the original, with a storm door from the 1920s. It’s currently bolted shut and basically lets all the wind in. Brrr! As you can see in these photos, at some point in the 1880s shutters were put on the windows and the front door. Pretty, but not practical. (That mosaic number plate in the photo above was ripped off the day we bought the house. For obvious reasons.)
I’ve been wanting to not spend a ton on a door, so was excited to find a nice one in the “remnants” sale section of a local building supply place. After debating for months, my brother went in and was told it wasn’t for sale. BUMMER. So we’re back to the starting point of trying to find something solid, not super expensive, and energy efficient but with the gravitas I desire. Yes, gravitas. Sean keeps laughing at me for saying that as I look at doors, front porch lamps, and door knockers. Gravitas doesn’t come cheap, kids. So the search continues and in the meantime, I’m over at Pinterest thinking that if I pin enough, one will magically appear. That’s how it works, right?