We made it! We're IN our new home! Thanks to the world's greatest friends our new place is painted, every last thing we own has been schlepped, furniture's assembled and beds are made. It's a pretty exciting time here at Hotdish Central. Every day one of us turns to the other to say "can you believe we own a house?" Our first mortgage payment isn't due for a whole month so we are love-love-loving home ownership!
Do you know what that means for you? In addition to our here-and-there ramblings about cooking, crafting, choral music, and canines, we'll have all sorts of home improvement and DIY projects to trot across the blog. For our debut project, I'm only showing you the front door. =)
If you run in our circle of friends, chances are good that you can quote episodes of Friends like it's your job. Seriously, if some struggling cable network ever works up a Friends Trivia Hour our people will be the champs! Move over, Ken Jennings, we've got the game show domination thing in the bag. We spent the last couple years bringing Jimbo up to speed by rewatching the entire series, so it was his proud graduation from the Friends Academy when he suggested we frame our peephole.
Genius! Why didn't I think of that? For a quick second we googled "Monica's Door Frame" and found that you can buy replicas online for upwards of $30. Are you kidding? I can do better things with that $30! Perfect opportunity to do it ourselves.
Enter the cheapo frame from TJ Maxx:
This gold finish did NOTHING for me so I took a page from Mrs. Lovely's book and
bought sent Jimbo to Home Depot for my first can of spraypaint. Even better? He also picked up this swell plastic trigger. Now my spray-finger won't be sore or covered in paint!
One coat of Rust-oleum Colonial Red, a little double-sided adhesive tape, and done!
Mmmmmm....shiny & red. These are good things.
Never one to be left out of the action (but easily bribed with a biscuit to do what I ask of her), Sugar volunteered to show you our entry. I once heard that your photos should always have someone in them...
Welcome! Can't wait to peer through that cute peephole at all our future visitors.
PS - you can have your own swell rug (in a few other nice colors) from Costco =)
PPS - I'm hoping to provide better photos (not taken with my phone) soon. It's a long story for another time, but my camera took a swim this summer and I just got a replacement. So glad Santa came early so I can really document important things like spray paint triggers!