Trim, Finally

Over a decade ago some Barbarian kicked in our back door.

The brown area along the left side of the door is missing trim.

When it happened we had a carpenter come in and repair the jamb. And we ordered a new storm door since the old one was wood and fell apart during the break-in.

The storm door has been replaced twice in the past decade.

Then about 5 years ago I bought some trim for the long side of the door frame.

The door trim is leaning NEXT to the door.

The about a month ago I painted the trim (it had been primed white at the factory).

A few cut-outs were necessary to accomodate the locks.

And a few days ago Charlie installed the trim.

The trim has been fitted to the door and notched around the lock.

And I love it.

A small repair that took over a decade.

Do you put things off? Then grow accustomed to the disrepair?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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