French Door Project
We purchased our home three years ago (times flies when your DIYing every few months), and the sliding back door was so difficult to open that I threw my back out more than once when opening it. A few month ago the handle finally broke off and it was not replaceable (yippee)! So finally we decided to replace it. It was more expensive & more work than we bargained for. Thankfully our finish carpenter friend
Here is the new door in all of her glory! I am cheating and showing you the finished project ;)
BEFORE: The old broken slider.
BEFORE: The outside view of the old sliding glass door. Was very hard to remove and a big mess! Put up a dust barrier to save sawdust throughout your home & turn of your HVAC system & fan.
IN PROGRESS: Measure twice, drill once!
IN PROGRESS: Two days of painting, whew!
IN PROGRESS: Doors painted, handle installed, ready for trim moulding.
IN PROGRESS: The making of a crown is far more labor intensive than I ever knew! Thank heavens for a seasoned finish carpenter friend!
IN PROGRESS: Trim & crown done, ready for paint!
AFTER: Outside painted. What an improvement!
AFTER: New handles are schlage brookshire collection. We have them through our whole home (was another DIY project).
AFTER: Took so long to paint the dentil molding with a small brush. I do love it though.
AFTER: So much easier to open now. Painted black to match my husbands mancave that I am encroaching on again ;)
UPDATE: Thanks to one of your comments I ordered some prettier floor registers! Thanks for some of your great ideas and tips!
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