Thursday, January 19, 2012

the girl next door or you make a better door than you do a window or ... any song by Jim Morrison

I read that people with white doors (front doors) are most likely to have a tidy house, abhor mesess and like a clean and clinical, modern decor whereas people with green doors tend toward the exact opposite aesthetic and even have a tendency to be hoarders.

(yes, I have a green front door but I only hoard the really important stuff like magazines from the year everyone in my family was born - yes, I mean everyone, unused 35mm film - you never know - used Mallomar boxes - I find they reseal very nicely, make handy little containers and seeing them makes me happy during the summer months when the cookies are gone from the grocery store shelves - it's the little things, folks)


I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor? ... Mother Teresa

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door ... Ralph Waldo Emerson

When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open ... Bob Marley

Ten men waiting for me at the door?
Send one of them home, I'm tired ... Mae West


* for some reason the homegrown chaos has me obsessing over doors this week - the top picture is a door from an old hotel in Cape May that I snatched up to divide off my dining room (which is more of a dining nook actually) - the picture above is an old door, painted with an old bicycle shop logo that I have attached to an old white dresser (you might notice a few mistakes with the bicycle drawing - ack!)

xo =^..^=

5 comments:

ArtSnark said...

simply a-door-able ;P

eNVe said...

Those doors are gorgeous and how you've used them is pure genius! I love them even better than their intended use as an actual door! Hope you don't mind me pinning them on pinterest.. I just want to be sure to remember these when decorating my dream home. :)

Catherine Ivins said...

thanks guys! xo

Xenotees said...

I have a white door, so there goes that theory!

I love your repuuposing of those doors- especially the glass one!!

Xenotees said...

Um, that would be repurposing. I hope to God you aren't repuuposing!