Dear reader, we’re taking a break from the memoir-in-progress to assess the progress we’ve made during the past year. My husband and I closed on the 126-year-old Methodist church just shy of a year ago, and the changes have been immense. For the next week and half or so, I’m going to tell the story in before-and-after photos. Whenever possible, I’ll try to use the same perspective in the “after” shot as I did long ago in the “before.” Yesterday, we drove up to see the church, and today we prepare to enter the front door.
Today’s headline is a partial quote from actress Elizabeth Taylor. Her full quote is, “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”
Tomorrow: The entryway is not yet finished, so we’re skipping to the sanctuary. Check it out here.
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[…] Tomorrow: Front door. See it here. […]
Did you have to custom order that door? I have a converted church (1881) in Ontario and our current door swells with the weather and is falling apart…
We did not custom order it, but I assume the original owner did. We bought it off Craig’s list. We heard from the seller, a contractor, that the home owner had it installed and then decided she didn’t like it. The two doors came with the semi-circle frame, and we cut out the upper area of our entry to install it. If your doors are original to the church, they are probably past their prime. Good luck.