Friday, 9 May 2008

Gnu door. It wasn't very deer.

The quest to cram the the maximum possible number of features into every opportunity this house provides continues unabated.

You might remember the pirate doors saga; I believe I may have briefly alluded in passing to these expensive, heavy, slightly warped, completely the wrong size for the door-holes, yet extremely superb doors one or two times previously. Now the key to brilliant and satisfying house altering is, as any watcher of Grand Designs will know, always treading the narrow path between exercising your mania and keeping your mania carefully under control so as not to allow it to ruin your entire life and future prospects for happiness, contentment and bankruptcy avoidance.

So when we went looking in the salvage yard for a new back door to replace the rubbish one that came with the house I knew better than to hold out for another scourge of the oceans themed one. And so when we saw this lovely door, only $90, adorned with an etched long-horned fat antelope eating something out of a stripey puddle I knew it was just the door for us.

The antelope is very good but the real excellence of the door is that it has a whole other featurist dimension, viz, the etched glass panel is a hinged inset which opens revealing a flyscreened aperture, with curly ironwork for security and decoration, to let in fresh air and keep out the chooks and other intruders. TWO DOORS FOR THE DOORNESS OF ONE. Genius.

To complete the riot of incredible doorly features we have hung up a multicoloured vinyl milk bar ribbon strip outside, but I pulled it out of the way for the pictures.

It is not the door's fault that the whole house is crooked just here and so the gap at the top is a bit bigger at one end than it is at the other.


librarygirl said...

Excellent. May we please see more house renovation photos, and garden progress if possible?

R.H. said...

It's been dusted for fingerprints.

R.H. said...

She will never reply to rh. Which is how it should be.

She knows our place.


Ampersand Duck said...

Gawd, you must have died and gone to heaven. People in Canberra don't chuck that kind of stuff, mainly because they never have it in the first place.

lucy tartan said...
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lucy tartan said...

No, Canberrans of the 1950s were probably too busy bush gardening and so forth to go in for the more special interior decorational manouevres.

Librarygirl, I'll try to come up with something: apart from the kitchen there's not a lot to see really. I didn't blog the kitchen when we renovated it because I was teetering on the brink of madness that week.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

Fitting your gnu door was a doe-it-yourself job? I'm stag-gered.

(Yes. Sorry.)

Bernice said...

It's a springbok aint it? Dont let your insurer see these photos though.

boynton said...

The quest to cram the the maximum possible number of features into every opportunity this house provides continues unabated

So, have you considered papering yr floor?