Normally, on Saturdays I show you a 'sad' door. Well, today I have the pleasure of showing you a door 'makeover'. One day when I was out hunting doors, I came across a door that was clearly in the process of being renovated so I took a picture of it with the idea of coming back a few weeks later to take an 'after' shot of the same door.
Here is what I found on 17 March 2010.
And this is what it looked like when I saw it on 20 May 2010.
Here is a detail of the keyhole plate before the renovation (during the renovation it was removed and was not put back).
Here is a close-up of one of the round windows after renovation.
I hate to do it, but I have to complain about something...when they renovated this wood door, they re-varnished and repainted it to LOOK like wood, but IT IS WOOD!! I have seen this before and I just don't understand WHY this is done. The paint chips off after a while and it doesn't look nice...at least a natural wood finish is honest!!