I know I haven’t been writing much but here’s why [well, part of the reason]:
Ah, nothing like a summer of painting & finishing off details to help me look forward to cooler weather.
As wih the completion of any big project, I’m excited simply to see & use the entrance — throughout every day it delights.
The best thing about a pretty entrance? It stays organized! :-) Amazingly, not a single piece of junk has ended up hanging around — recycling is put away, jackets are hung, & anything else has found a home.
I remember waaaayyy back . . . .
Quite a difference when you look at what I started with [even then, a couple of those boards had to be nailed to the original door to keep dogs inside]. Totally cool.
The transformation started when I completed the top window of the door at Seeing Clear Through in August 2011. I laugh when I reread the last paragraph where I’ve determined there’s plenty of time that summer to complete the rest — yeah, right.
Summer turned to autumn while I did a couple other windows in the porch when their plastic was ripped but I did get back to the door in October.
At Architectural Glass Adds to Door the bottom of the door was finished [right] to keep the rain out, the dogs in, yet still allow the cat to come & go as he pleases.
Of course, of all the plastic in the porch, the stuff at the entrance stood up the best — there was no need to replace it. So, other places were fixed up with glass first.
This summer — inspired by painting — it was time to create the transom window:
Glass panels of purple, dark blue, turquoise, light green, & clear create an ombre effect to finish the sidelight — completing the whole look of the entrance:
Unforunately, a few spiders did become homeless — where will they turn up?
There’s been so many wonderful changes finalized this summer in the porch — windows, doors, new section of roofing, and, of course, painting — I’m going to enjoy them all. I’ll post more pictures soon.
What do you think — would you like this entrance on your porch or sun room?
Functional glass art on Vancouver Isle
Let the light shine . . .