I’ve been really excited about renovating the front door from the moment we moved in.  The old one was white, chipping and very tatty.  The locks were pretty rubbish too so it didn’t feel very secure.

This is what it did look like:


The Boyfriend then changed the locks – which wasn’t as easy as it should have been due to the fact the door was so old and the sizes didn’t match:

IMG_1999We then took the door off and planed the bottom as it has been sticking since we moved in:

IMG_2036It was then prepared and finally The Boyfriend got to install the furniture:

IMG_2000 IMG_2094It’s so shiny you can see the houses over the road!  

It may have taken us a while to get there but I’m pleased that we restored the original door rather than just going out and buying a new one.




About katerenovates

Hello and welcome to Kate Renovates - a blog about my attempts at renovation. The Husband and I have now been living in our house for four years and changes are being made slowly. It's an unloved Victorian townhouse that had been converted into two flats. Armed with a little bit of know-how and bags of enthusiasm, we have turned it back into one house and are transforming it into our home. Many of the original features remain but the flats had been rented out and so none of the rooms were in great shape. Luckily, it has a fully functioning kitchen and we recently finished the new bathroom and so things are getting more and more comfortable all the time. We're learning as we go and sharing our ups (and downs) on here as we try (fingers crossed) to bring the house back to life. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog or any tips you may have on our house project, so to contact me, please email
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