The door that leads to no where…

We have a door that leads to no where.  Doesn’t everyone??  :)  That’s what you gotta love about an old farmhouse with so many additions. I’m pretty sure that at one point this use to be the original front door…

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This was the only pic I could find from before we bought it.  It was from the day we bought it at auction.  If you can see though, the steps go right into the landscape rock.

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We also want to replace this door, its a wood door and is starting to rot on the bottom a little bit so the seal isn’t too tight in the winter.  I want to get a matching door to the front door….

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It just lets in so much light, I would love that in the back corner.  The problem is that we just haven’t.done.it.yet.  I know, I know, what in the world have we been doing??  Well, since I finally realized it might not happen tomorrow, I thought it was finally time to address the door and make it look a bit more purposeful.  So, I pulled out my rustoleum black paint that I used on the front door to dress this one up a bit.

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It really matches the rest of the house now.

I also put my lil man to work and we started shoveling rocks.  My least favorite job ever.  I can’t believe how strong little man is though!

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He seriously did half the work himself.  I can see this relationship really working for me great in another 5 years:)

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After we got the rocks moved we dug out big rocks that were hiding behind the chicken coop to make a path.  I still have to get some mulch to lay down, but at least now the door doesn’t look like it’s leading to now where:)

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I was also stoked when I found this pink diamond hydrangea tree at Menards.  I had just saw one at a nursery for $89 and was half the size.  This one was at Menards for $50 plus 11% back, can’t beat that!  I”m so excited for it to bloom.

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 It should look like something like this..

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So this is it for now….She’ll be changing a bit yet, so I’ll be sure to update:)

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Tomorrow I’ll show you a few more things I’ve been working on outside.  I love playing in the dirt!

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3 Responses to The door that leads to no where…

  1. Kathy Kunkel says:

    I love your door Ally. It’s like your own little stairway to heaven.

  2. Susan ar says:

    Teach TATE @ a young age to work :) Smart thinking ~ always good to include children when you can :) Looks like he did an outstanding job as well !!!

    Susan

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