Junk Finds: Door

We have lived in our house for just over 5 years. Ever since we moved in, I have wanted a different front door. My dream door was a door that was paned like our windows so that it would let in more light into the entryway. I love having natural light streaming into our house and I would add tons more windows in a heartbeat if I could. But, doors are expensive and our door was perfectly fine so we allocated our budget to other house projects. But that didn’t stop me from wanting a different door :) As a reminder, here is our entryway:

When the door is open a ton of beautiful light streams into the house. Many times on nice days I just leave the door open (we have a glass storm door too), it just feels so happy to have that extra light :)

Yesterday, my wish was granted… sort of. It didn’t come in the form of a brand new door but it came in the form of a new-to-me door. Yesterday when we were driving home, Jason spotted this door on the side of the road (pardon my messy garage where this photo was taken!):

Free door! Exactly what I wanted! It appears that I can’t get much better than this :) I know that it can be difficult to fit an old door into an existing space so I’m really, really hoping it will work. I did some quick measurements and it appears it might be just the right size, we shall see. It needs a little bit of TLC but that’s what I’m good at so I’m pretty sure I can spiff her right up. I’m super excited, can you tell?

And maybe, just maybe, I will paint the inside of the new door a bright color. I already have the color in mind. We shall see :)