Wednesday, June 2, 2010

~VINTAGE FRENCH DOORS MAKE EVERYTHING LOVELY~

~Original Dining Room Opening~

Do you remember this mess?  This picture was taken at the beginning of our formal dining room remodel earlier this year.  I blogged about it here and here in case you want to refresh your memory!
~Mr. Fabulous Doing His Thing~

This room was once our formal living room.  But, as our family has grown we found we were in greater need of a larger dining room where we could share meals together and celebrate lives!  So...my Mr. AGPMan and I decided to shuffle some things around and the ending result made us both very proud.
~Doors In Place~

The last time I blogged about this room the French Doors were going up and the crown molding was being installed.
~All Painted Up~

Here they are finally painted.  The room is almost done now~  I still need to paint my table and finish the chairs and of COURSE I'm wanting to install hardwood floors.  That will come in time..carpet is NOT good to have under a table when you have a family like mine!
~Simply Lovely Now~

The French Doors and recessed ceiling are just what I've always wanted for this room.  The crown molding is gorgeous but I have to say that painting around all those tiny window frames made me NUTS!  Twenty squares of glass and each one had two sides to mask off...UGH.  Not fun!
~Love The Vintage Hardware~

These darling glass knobs were original to the doors.  But...only one side had them!  So...my guy moved the one knob from the back half of the one door to the front of the door that was missing the knob.  Now they match.  Makes sense?  On the back side he installed another set that matches.  Hope to find two fabulous face plates soon!
~Looking Out Into the Entry~
~Nydia Lozano Canvas Print~

My dear friend, Sweet Tea, convinced me to paint the frame out on this gorgeous Lozano Print.  Love it even more now!

Once my tables and chairs are finished I'll post pictures of the entire room! 

Blessings for a lovely day...I'm back into the studio to work!  You all are keeping me hopping!

Love to you~

28 comments:

Dolores said...

Y'all just wear me out with all the work you're doing, but oh my goodness......WHAT A FANTASTIC job!
Can you imagine what it would cost if you had to pay someone to do all this wonderful work, and the quality wouldn't be like your sweet handy man's..
Beautiful!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is gorgeous Rebecca...I love French doors. Have you looked at Renovations.com. I believe they carry old style knobs and plates.

Rita said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual. When you guys do work, it is always lovely. Love that crown moulding. Enjoy!

MosaicMagpie said...

The picture frame is beautiful painted white, it looks as if it should have always been that color. The canvas print is lovely I have never seen it before. Hardwood floors will be nice I know what you mean about carpet around a dining table. Those french doors really added an elegance to the room. Great job!
Debbie

Lou said...

Looks absolutely beautiful Rebecca!!! Stunning!
My parcel arrived today and it is just beautiful!! Thankyou sooo much! Even Hubby loves Mrs Bunny... Your work is just beautiful and yes I will be back to shop soon..
Love Lou xx

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rebecca, Oh WOW it all turned out gorgeous. I love the doors and the glass knobs are perfect. My parents home had thses knobs on every door. The canvas painting with the painted frame is lovely.
I love the look as you view inside to the room and also to the staircase. Magazine worthy my dear!!

Have a wonderful afternoon.
Hugs, Celestina MarieXO

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Rebecca, your French Doors look beautiful in their new home!! Can't wait to see more of your lovely Dining room :)

Have a great day my friend, warmest hugs, Brenda

stefanie said...

it is looking sooooooo pretty, I love the french doors!!!

Marilyn said...

Isn't it wonderful to have Hubbies who are so good with remodels??? What a blessing they are to us!!
I was looking at your French Door & I remembered the bedroom door to my Grandparents private, keep me out, room...LOL!! (Hey, I was little & curious!) LOL!!
Anyway, I can remember those crystal knobs & I was totally convinced they were diamonds....( I was only 6)....LOL!!
What beauty you have in your home Rebecca....Beautiful!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Rebecca, I LOVE French doors and yours are lovely! I especially love the crystal door knobs! Can't wait to see your finished room. Hope you're having a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tanza said...

Ooohhh ~r~,
I just happened to come in and check my computer, AND, LOOK what I SEE !!! AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL,and to the moon GORGEOUS !! Every bit of it .. It is amazing to see the steps of a true makeover !! Now, I have to applaud your MAN !! You are STILL together, AND talking to one another !! Could of been insanely different with this tedious job !!

I AM sooo happy you shared this makeover !! I have heard of it so long in the making, to SEE it finished ... Whew ... makes me tired for you !! Truly scrumptious my friend,YOU always inspire mee, NOT only with your handiwork, BUT, your heart is true and pure,and continues to BLESS me as always ~
BiG HuGs
~tea~ xo

Oklahoma Granny said...

I love French doors! Your dining room is wonderful.

sissie said...

Beautiful diningroom and I am in love with your french doors and the glass knobs.

Great job Rebecca!

hugs
Sissie

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Rebecca, they look fabulous! The whole room looks FABULOUS.. I also have a pair waiting to go up in the entryway of my formal lounge room, but I was lucky to get doors that come ready masked if you need to paint them.. so I felt your pain when you said YOU had to mask them up.. you did a great job.. take care, Maryann

Marydon Ford said...

Another awesome Rebecca makeover ... so elegant, warm & inviting ... now what time is dinner, sweet lady?

These doors just finish off the entire setting you are creating ... I love to paint, I don't tape, can I come play? Chuckle.

You continue to amaze me with the beauty that surrounds you, Rebecca.

Hugs, Marydon

Shabby T said...

The dining room is looking gorgeous.. I love the doors all your hardwork really shows they are BEAUTIFUL.... Can't wait to see the final finish project.. Your poor thing must be so exhausted and your hubby too but it looks great..
Shabby T

Moments of Grace said...

Dearest Rebecca,
How you bless me with the beauty you create. Your dining room looks so lovely---like something from a gentler time. I do love it so much.

Thank you for your kind comments on my last post. I meant a great deal to me.

Blessings to you today, my friend. You continue to be a blessing to me.

In Grace,
Marie

Mari said...

HELLO SWEET REBECCA GIRL,
OHHH WOW!!! HOW BEAUTIFUL YOUR DOORS TURNED OUT!!!! I LOVE FRENCH DOORS, I FIND THEM TO BE SOOOO ROMANTIC, AND THATS WHAT YOUR HOME IS, SWEET ROMANTIC AND INVITING :)CANT WAIT TO SEE THE ROOM WHEN ITS ALL SAID AND DONE....THANKS FOR THE SWEET UPDATE :) HUGS TO YOU DEAR ONE~MARI

Debra@Common Ground said...

Rebecca, this is amazing. You all did a wonderful job! And I DO love the frame painted out. Having my house torn up for just 2 weeks was plenty. I feel for you, gal. But I see it's all been worth it!
xo,
Debra

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

There is something magical about French doors. Unfortunately my home isn't suited for them so I will just have to admire yours. Your dining room is going to be beautiful! Connie

Lisa said...

Oh my!! How really great! My grandmother's house had those glass door knobs and I have loved them for ever! Enjoy!!
Hugs, Lisa

rose said...

your french doors are beautiful. you have so much talent. have a good day. rose

Barbara Jean said...

Oh so beautiful, and one of my dreams, french Doors.

Blessings and hugs

barbara jean

Dorothy said...

Rebecca...just beautiful! You and your guy are definitely a team!! Looking forward to the full preview!!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks wonderful! I love how French doors make such a difference in how a room looks!~Patti

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Rebecca,

I am so envious of your french doors!!! They are stunning!!!

Lucky you!!

Hugs,
Debbie

karen said...

So pretty. It looks like a white castle.

vintage tickled pink said...

one word- jealous.... love the french doors, inspires me to do the same. thanks for the post and pics diane

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