Saturday, February 12, 2011

~The Door...Revisited~

I wanted to do a quick post to thank all of you for your wonderful thoughts about my new door. You all gave me a lot to think about and I feel that is what makes all of us better people and better decorators. I wanted to share with you what I have done so far.

I moved the birdhouse over to hide the plug, but after looking at the pictures I think it needs to be moved over a little more. I will do that as soon as I finish this post. The bottom two windowpanes are missing, so I tucked an old quilt that my great grandma made out of my great grandpa's ties into the opening. I think it adds some color and interest to the door.

So, your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to give me some ideas of what I should place on the floor in front of the quilt. I feel like it needs something else. Maybe most of you think it doesn't. If that is the case, let me know. The good thing about having a lot of stuff is I can usually find what you suggest somewhere around here. I am sure most of you can relate...LOL! Let the opinions start rolling in.

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. As always, I appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you will continue to come back as often as you can. If you have not already enter my giveaway for a free one year subscription to A Primitive Place magazine, see my post dated February 4th for details. The deadline is tomorrow at midnight and then I will announce the winner on February 14th.

All My Best,


Michelle said...

Hi Dan,
I love how it looks now. The quilt softens it and the stool looks nice to the side. Great job, gotta love tweaking.
Happy Valentines day to you, Jeff and the pups!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

It looks lovely-I think perhaps a little bucket or bowl of some kind, with some dolls/bunnies/bears in it would look cute in front of the door on the floor. Just a thought...

bettyj said...

Why not a pot of silk daffodils or red tulips?
Or a bunny and a basket? It doesn't need much, just a little color. Hey, you asked!lol
betty, through my back door

Angela said...

Dan, love the door now. The stool looks great moved over and will hide the plug perfectly. Personally, I don't think you need anything else in front of the door. You don't want to make it too busy. But that's just my opinion. Have a good weekend.

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I think it is perfect the way it is Dan. The quilt has so much color and visual interest, I think too much else would get busy. But if you feel you do need something else, how about a crock or something with smooth simple clean lines. Have a great Weekend!! Hugs!

Melissa Miller said...

That is really unique Dan. I like it as is. Great design feature. :)

SANDI said...

Hello Dan- I think it looks good just the way it is...You don't want to take a way from the quilt, it's so beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day to your family!!!

Marilyn said...

I think its done as is, but if you must a little kitty laying down there maybe, but not needed

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hi Dan.. Isn't it fun changing up things and trying out new looks? I love the quilt it adds tons of color to the corner and moving the stool makes a totly different look but I still feel that the stool is to modern for the door and especially now with your grandma's old quilt. I don't think you need to put anything in front of the Quilt. Do you have some kind of old Crate you can lay an old doily over the topand top it with the bird house, then you could sit some Prim Bunny's or Prim Kitty's in the crate bottom.
Both the Crate and the Critters or spring flowers would hide the outlet even more and fit in with the old Quilt and old door...
Just my thoughts on it...

Have agreat Weekend!


~ Regan said...

Looks great! And what a clever idea, to reuse the ties and make a cool quilt! Love how every generation has it's way of creating useful items by 'upcycling'.

I just know you have to have some wooden bread bowls around... Maybe you can set one of those out with item in it? wheather it's decorations in it, or things used everyday (dog toys, for example) it would look great. :)

~ Regan said...

*excuse me... typing too fast for my own good. sorry for the typos... "whether" ;)

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I love what you did (the quilt adds great color!), but I still think you need a curtain on the back side of the window. :) lol.

Becky @ The Crow's Nest said...

I agree with Tonya, I think the stool should be replace by something that has a little more aging to it like the door. A crate is a great idea because it will hide the plug better. I would definitely put the birdhouse on top of the crate and put a crock in the crate with some drieds or flowers that have some white in it to compliment the door and not take away from the colors of the quilt.
Can't wait to see what you decide!!
Prim Blessings,

renee said...

Dan, I like it, but I am inclined to agree with Tonya here, I don't think the stool works here.
How about putting the birdhouse on a base~ like a pillar post? I also like the idea of stacking some old boxes, and then placing it there perhaps. I like the blanket there too, and I agree with Linda, it needs something, but just simple like a crock or perhaps a basket of some sort.
I am sure you will get it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

It is really lovely Dan! I don't know what you could do with it except I would not add anything else unless you move the stool and put something bigger there.
The only thing that comes to my mind is a really neat old door stop.
Love ya honey

Linda said...

Gee's hard to say. I need a bigger picture of the room. Can I just come over and help you rummage through all of your stuff and then see what we come up with!!!
Love seeing all of your room designs........and you know it won't stay one way for long, right?

Pam said...

If you have to add someting I think a crock would look nice. But I don't think you have to. It looks nice now.

Would a door stop look too cutsy? I'm thinking one of those iron reproduction dogs or fruit bowl ones.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Dan, I think everything looks great! If you want something in the front, how about a old tote that you could put a couple of seasonal things in for each season? OLM

NancyW said...

Dan, it looks nice but since you asked I would put a crock and fill it with flowers(tulips) and remove the stool and put a wagon and put the birdhouse and tuck some bunnies or other spring fillers in with some prim grass:)
Good luck with your quest, I am sure whatever you decide will look great like the rest of your home
Nancy W

Sandi said...

Hi Dan,

Maybe try putting your Firkin with something tall, say maybe some seasonal planted flowers [that you could swap out] inside with some colour that compliments your quilt.

Or perhaps put something under the birdhouse to help block the plug that you are trying to hide.

It is looking lovely.

Greetings from New Westminster B.C.

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Dan,

Wow.. all us decorators here ! LOL Here is my three cents worth :

Since I like a little more of a realistic look, I would fold and drape the quilt down over the stool and that would completely hide the outlet.

How about a screen in the door where the windows go ? I love those colonial door boxes like Linda (Behind my red door ) has and a red one or black one would look wonderful on it with springy flowers ~ forsythia, etc.

And a crock would look nice sitting by the stool or crate , whatever you have there.

And I like the idea of a wood bowl or basket on the stool ..maybe with some eggs in it ~ springy and your door came from the chicken coop !

Have a fun week ~

maureen said...

Hi Dan, Just love the door. It is a great accent and conversation piece for that corner. I do like it the way it is.....but .....Naybe an a tall old looking basket would look great where the stool is. It would hide your plug as well. I would not put too much where the quilt is, because the quilt adds such a nice splash of color to the window.....Maureen

Rugs and Pugs said...

I, too, agree the stool is too modern. I really like the idea of an old wagon. You could put the birdhouse in the wagon or perhaps fill it with a collection of crocks???
Hugs :)

Robin said...

Hi Dan~ I love the quilt hung on the door but I am going to suggest removing the stool and replacing it with a time worn little step ladder. Maybe on one of the rungs some old covered books, on another a battery operated candle and the bird house on top. Just a thought. Happy Valentines Day to You and Yours.

Y1M said...

DAN, I too love this door in the corner. The quilt really adds a nice pop of color. I also believe the stool should be removed and replaced by something else to hide the outlet. Not sure what that should be...maybe a crock(one that's plain and neutral in color) with a wooden lid to set the birdhouse on.

Happy Valentines Day to You and all your Loved ones.


Mary said...

Hi Dan, why not leave the stool and just accent it little more, seeing it coordinates with all your other furnature in the room. Maybe use some angel vine garland starting with the buttom right leg of your stool and cascading up the to left top of the leg, just under the seat. This way you wouldn't have to get rid of your stool,and it would hide the light plug more....and it would accent the wreath on your door. Also I would add a nest sitting on top of your old quilt, maybe with some small eggs inside and a couple tiny feathers. You could even add a small bird of some kind perched on the vine that is cascading down the stool. (Just a thought here) :) Happy Valentine's Day to You and Yours!


I like it as it, if you really want to prim it up, wipe the door down with some wood stain to tone the white down and add some red, maybe geraniums to the would make it pop......great job so far on everything you have done in your home...