31 January 2010

Mis-measurement and a Small Confession

I bought a couple of doors recently from Trade Me (New Zealand's version of Ebay), very very cheaply thankfully. Unfortunately, I did not get my measurements quite right. Width wise they are perfect, but as you can see from the photo, I forgot to double check the height, hmm not much you can do there. Luckily, I have a wonderful husband who when we got the doors home and put them where they are meant to be, he just laughed his head off. Now for the confession time. Its actually not just a couple of doors.
There are this pair of french doors, which will one day be installed in the study.
A couple of frames that came with the doors. And another door that is too tall!
This pair of doors that are hiding in the sewing room hidden by the laundry pile.
This one that is right size but needs to be stripped, re-glazed and installed in the kitchen. It also really needs a new handle.
This pair of small glass doors, which seemed like a good idea at the time. I could go on and on and on. All together I have 11 doors, only 7 of which actually fit. It is a standing joke in my family that I measure after I place the winning bid in the auctions. It is also a standing joke that I keep buying doors. My idea for the unfitting doors is to contact the local recycling yard and see if he will swap them for some that do fit. If not I guess we will have to resell them on Trade Me.
Not content with doors I also have a four door cupboard that will have a paint makeover, new handles and end up in the sewing room. A couple of sets of shelves that came out of the bathroom when we renovated, also waiting for a paint makeover.
And finally a desk I picked up for $20. This also needs a makeover. There is just never enough time.

1 comment:

Jen said...

some people collect stamps my dear
You collect doors :)

I have a desk just like that
I use it as another cupboard in the kitchen
very functional :)


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