Watson Mill - door and windows, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the door and windows.  I spray painted four doorknobs and two keyholes in antique bronze since the area for door handles was so narrow.  I had to put the knobs a little off center from one another due to the draft strip down the middle.

I love the way it turned out, though.  :D

Right now, I have the outer trim held on with putty since I'll need to use the curve to mark the shingles as I round the top.  I tried to fix the bad sanding job on the curved portion, but I'm still not happy with it.  So, Gustav will get a climbing vine later on.

The threshold for the door was painted Neutral Grey after a good sanding to droop the middle as though it has been worn over the years.  I'll add some subtle aging once I do the landscaping.

The window I bought from Hobby Lobby would not go back together correctly, even though I was careful to keep the parts in the right order.  I won't put a wonky window in a build I've been so carefully planning. So, while I await a Houseworks replacement in the mail, I will continue working on other parts of the build.  I have a few extra days off for the upcoming long weekend, so I hope to get a lot accomplished.  :]

10 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

It looks great! :)

08/30/17 @ 10:20
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]

I really love how it looks. The slightly worn step is great and the doorknobs look perfect. A lovely contrast to the aubergine door and white trim.

08/30/17 @ 10:28
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

The knobs are perfect! Nobody will notice the off center part except you…. and in those double doors they are often off center due to the draft strip taking up space! Sometimes only one door has the knob! I absolutely adore the color you have chosen and the worn step is another of those great touches! You are so good at thinking of all the details! :) Oh, and I forgot to comment on the post about the hinges…. I bow down to your hinge expertise…. and bravery to use the correct method of installing the hinges! Bravo! I Love this project more every time I see it!!!

08/30/17 @ 18:09
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]

The charming color and hardware you’ve added to this enchanting arched door make me want to stop by for a visit! I am so happy to hear that you have a string of days in which you can immerse yourself! I’ll be looking forward to the next post!

08/30/17 @ 22:56
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]

Love the step. Just the right amount of wear. :)
I agree with Sheila, the contrast between the door and trim is strikingly beautiful.

08/31/17 @ 01:23
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]

Love the color of the Mill door and the contrast between it and the crisp white door frame.

08/31/17 @ 10:32
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Looking good! I love the aubergine.

08/31/17 @ 19:58
Comment from: Julia [Visitor]  

Perfection in every detail. I am very grateful to you for the opportunity to observe the stages of your work. This is something special! Hugs, Julia

09/02/17 @ 14:21
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]

The first thing I noticed was the hinges! Wow, do you ever know how to make miniature hardware blend in seamlessly! Love the colours and the tiny keyhole detail. Just beautiful Brae!

09/05/17 @ 19:02
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much!! :>>

09/11/17 @ 13:06


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