We've been making progress at the house but I'm hesitant to share it here because we haven't completed any projects 100%. And it seem like the more we do, the more I start to doubt. I've been second guessing finish materials like crazy. So maybe if I post them here, then I'll stick to my guns, right? Hopefully.
^^ Let's start with my problem area, shall we? I love a good dutch door! Problem is, I love one with a window but the free door we were given is windowless. I suppose we could just suck it up and buy a new door, but the budget keeps getting tighter and tighter so I'd prefer to use as much free stuff as possible. Next dilemma is that I love the oil rubbed bronze hardware for all of our doors - but it won't stand out on a black front door. Do I paint the door another color? Or keep on searching for a brushed nickel option??
^^ All of our interior doors will be white, contrasting well with my choice of oil rubbed bronze knobs. My only dilemma is how many panels to get on the doors. Our kitchen cabinets will be standard 1-panel shaker style. I'd love to do 5-panel for the interior doors, but is that too busy for a little home??
^^ I will be taking a lot of inspiration from this sample photo. I la-la-love the color of that door! And I even love the home color too... maybe I'll copy it in a few years :) I wanted to keep the hardware consistent with the interior doors and add a bit of rustic charm with that super affordable lantern from Hampton Bay.
Casings, Baseboards & Window Sils
^^ One of the things I learned after remodeling our condo was that "less truly is more" when it comes to casing and moulding. Simple, clean lines make just as big of an impact as intricate details, yet they collect dust less. And anything to minimize housekeeping is a win in my book :) We'll be copying the WindsorONE Classic Craftsman line with some less expensive, MDF materials. This was my easiest choice when it came to picking finish details... no ifs, ands, or buts about it!