Friday, August 8, 2008

~ Doorways, Bookcases & a Pumpkin, too

Doors, gates and windows are fascinating. This is the door at the entrance of the St. Augustine cathedral. But any door sparks my imagination as I wonder what is beyond it. I also adore gates and windows and I took lots of pictures of these as well.

Painting is taking longer than expected. Maybe because bookcases don't appear to hold as much as they really do until you are done taking everything off of them! The piles on the floor seem so much more than what was on the shelves. But now they are all painted, waiting for the books to jump back on them. The walls are next and then hopefully this weekend we will begin putting the new shelves in the closet. How good it will feel to have a place of all these art supplies and books in one room.

We have used these simple bookcases in different areas. They will be staying here though! During the last redo in this room, we added the moldings and that made a big difference. You can find ready-made bookcases fairly cheap and add moldings for your own custom look. That's the new wall color which came from my favorite pottery pumpkin. It has been around for over 20 years. I love the colors in it, and the walls are one of the lightest shades. I haven't used one of these colors in years!

Hope your weekend is a wonderful one.
It was nice to see you as you travel through BlogLand.


  1. A "grand" door, indeed! Just beautiful.

    Have a lovely weekend!


  2. How beautiful...and I so loved seeing the St. Augustine photos too. We were there several years ago and enjoyed it so much.
    I am here playong catch up with you after being a bad blogger friend this Summer.
    You surely have been busy with re-dos and such!
    I can't wait to see all the *afters*!
    No one has the gift for decorating more than you sweet Donna!


  3. Hi Donna,

    Great post, can't wait to see the finished product, I love your style !!!

    Have a nice week-end,
    Kathy :)

  4. Good Morning Donners!!!
    Whew! I just had so much fun catching up with you over my first cup of coffee! And I am so glad that I did - what fun you've been having! I love St. Augustine - I love your dresser transformation (looks so beautiful and perfect to me) and I love the pumpkin wall color! Can't wait to see this room's new "do" unfurl! But what do I love most of all? YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICTURE over there on the right! I am so happy to "see" you again! (((hugs)))


  5. Hi Donna,
    Just wanted to say, your work in your shop is beautiful!
    Happy Weekend,

  6. I haven't visited your house in a while. What a treat to be reminded of the special home that you have created.


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