Friday, August 2, 2013

I made a Home Depot run and...

I found them!!

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Just for sh*ts and giggles I went down the hinges aisle to see if they carried decorative hinges.
I found the exact Colonial style strap hinges I wanted for my beadboard bi-fold doors.
Hip-Hip Hooray!

But I'm not quite sure how to put them up yet. These are for solid garage doors. My bi-folds are the cheapy hollow ones.

Maybe Gorilla Glue?
Liquid Nails?
ABC bubble gum?? ((giggle))

As you can see, Stella was quite intrigued with the box.

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Technically, my trip was to buy the red paint I wanted to re-paint my red doors in the kitchen.
(I know. Crazy, huh?)

But it's a different red. Right now, it's the red I had painted my kitchen cupboards. More like a maroon red. It was a color I mixed up myself and had them match.
I know it's a nice color, but it reminds my of my "old" kitchen.
I worked really hard on my kitchen redo and the doors are a constant reminder of the old kitchen.

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The red I'm painting them is the red I used on my French doors. Behr's "Awning Red."
It's a wonderful red. It's more brown. But doesn't look it here with the camera flash.

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Once I paint the doors I'm hoping my sweet hubs will FINALLY fix them! It's been a standard joke around here for the past 6 years.

Neither one of us are carpenters. So when we ordered those beautiful wood doors "we"
(ahem) measured wrong. They are too short but he hung them anyway.

I've been asking him for the past 6 years to somehow lower them and add some trim to hide "our"
(ahem) error. But to date, he hasn't.

Since my half a century birthday is fast approaching, I told him all I want for my birthday is for him to fix those doors.

Ummm. Maybe it will happen for my century birthday celebration. Or when pigs fly.
Whichever comes first.

Have a terrific weekend all!
:> )


6 comments:

Susan said...

Let me know what the flight plan for those pigs will be. I'll wave!

Have a fun weekend!

Alison Harriman said...

I'm a total DIY dummy so I have to ask, didn't the hinges come with some sort of fasteners?

By the way, I love those shades of red your using.

Ail

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

((giggle)) I check the radar daily, Peachy. Still nothing.

Ali, they did come with tiny screws. But they aren't long enough to go through the doors. I'll rummage through my mason jar of misfit screws and see if I can find some that will work. I'm sure I'll dig up some.

The new red is looking fantastic! It's the perfect farmhouse red. ♥

Peri said...

Okay. The pigs flight is at 4:30 a.m. on your birthday, but they are leaving from Syracuse, so they better start trotting that way.
I suggest a nifty product called Museum wax to hold the hinges in place on the door portion. The other portion can be properly affixed. This stuff holds better than anything I have ever tried to get off! Either that or dried Pedigree dogwood....
Good luck with the painting.

Peri said...

That is "dried Pedigree dog FOOD"...haven't had my coffee yet. sorry.

Primitive Stars said...

Well, look at you go, love the hinges....hope you find screws, :) Francine.

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