Saturday, February 23, 2013

What is behind door 2?

Ceekay's story time....

I hate my front door.  No, I am accurate, I HATE it.  It is old, ugly, and literally shredding.

Everyone who sees me on a regular basis KNOWs my feelings about it.

Hubby however, says "we have bigger fish to fry"  (translation:  we are NOT buying a door, cuz we have to do this and this....blah, blah, blah....)

We went estate sale shopping yesterday.  There was 9 in our general vicinity....but really, there wasn't much we needed or wanted.

We go to almost our last sale.  Hubby and I always separate.  He hits garage, I hit the kitchen.  As I am heading out to the patio, I see my husband.  He looks like he is having a spasm.  He is trying to get my attention, but at 6'5" he isn't good at undercover.  I go up to him and he whispers....go to the shed.  WHAT?  go to the shed....there is a door in there....shhhhh.

So I go to the shed and there it is.  Ceekay's manna from Heaven!  $80.00.  I tell hubby, BUY IT!

He says, " I want it for less!"  Me:  Are you Nutz.....get the door, start the car!

He goes and asks the lady running the sale.  Will you take $40.00 for the door?  By now, I am having a spasm!

She says....OK!

I won't go on with how we looked trying to get the door in our SUV.  Or how many hours it took for my hubby to get it hung.  My favorite line of his though was...I am going to push it your way, just catch (the 300 pound) door!

It still needs some tweaking....but I am in love!

I will tell you later about Marty's visit when my house was in total chaos.  It always happens that way!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The door looks amazing and it lets in so much light. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Ceekay, are you kidding, that door is gorgeous!!!!! Love the glass, you'll get so much light inside now. Great job, Mr. Ceekay!!!!

Hugs ~ Mary

Stacey said...

Ceekay I love your door! You and your 6'5" hubby did good. I love the windows. I bet you get lots of good light.

I miss the front door from our old house. It was all window and I loved the light. :)

Cyn said...

wonderful!!!! Love how you tell me so vivid! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Vee said...

Squeal...what a find! He did great on so many levels...listening well enough to know that you wanted a new door for starters. The "just hold the door" bit not so much.

NanaDiana said...

Oh My!!! WHAT a difference! I just love it. What a difference a door makes. xo Diana
ps. I am sure Marty did NOT mind ONE BIT!

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Wooooooooo, hooooooooooooo!!

What a deal - What a door!! Looks great Ceekay!!!

Jan ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Ceekay! Your wish was granted. You have so many estate sales in your area! We are lucky if we have that many all summer long!


Anonymous said...

Ceekay, I love it too, it's great. What a lucky find and your hubby getting it for a lower price is awesome. I always wanted a door like that at my former home but never got it. :(
(ps, I'm the "new Follower" from a couple of weeks ago. You joined my short-lived other blog "Same Thing But Different" which I ended up deleting and just keeping on blogging on this one.)

Marissa said...

I love that"Ceekay mamma from heaven! $80.00" I laughed so hard!
That was an amazing deal!! and the door looks so new too!! don't you just love all the natural light coming in? that was an awesome buy!
You had me laughing as I was reading love that!!

ImagiMeri said...

Oh CeeKay, it's perfect! Are you going to put a window cover up on it, or just leave it NAKED? LOL


lynn said...

such a great buy and the extra light will be wonderful! great post, ceekay!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Ceekay, the door looks great! And what a wonderful deal! Sure does let the beautiful sunlight in to enjoy! :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

He he he... you had me chuckling, girl.
What a funny story.
Love your new door, the price, and tale to go along with it!

thanks for the chuckle...Pat

Gayla said...

Love it! What a difference! Light and lovely.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Love it,it looks great. Great story. x

Annesphamily said...

Your door is beautiful and I would love the light that shines thru it! You got such a great deal! Good thing your hubby asked for the lower pricing! : )
Have a good weekend and take care!


Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Glad you got a new door. I hate waiting when I get something in my mind.

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! I love your new door and seems like you will need to keep taking your hubby on those estate sales since he got such a great price for it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Maureen said...

Awesome Ceekay! That is beautiful door! Wow, for $40? Hubby hit the jackpot with that one!

Carol said...

We are having dual "door" stories, Ceekay! Glad you found one in such great shape. It looks really nice.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful door and a great price...glad your hubby went ahead and asked for a better price!....Looks wonderful!

bj said...

I am lovin that door...looks just perfect for your house.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Ceekay, it's a beauty, and what a deal he got on it! laurie

Liz Hockamier said...

Oh My Gosh! It looks wonderful! What a great improvement. Good Job!

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