Saturday, October 28, 2006
It's a keeper
Without further ado, behold the iron railing. It's been such a long time coming, and it went up so easily (we did not install it so easy for me to say), it's almost anti-climactic.
We like it. We think we'll keep it.
And for those of you who missed the saga of the iron railing, or those who care to take a stroll down memory lane, let's do a recap.
We started our journey with a desire to get rid of the tacked on panel on the front of our building. We suspected that at some point, the original french doors were removed so the space above the entry could become a small third bedroom.
Here you see a view from inside the small room before demolition.
And as you can see, that view has changed.
Here is a close up of the railing. It is very true to Steve's drawing. Three coats of Sherwin Williams Industrial and Marine Coating in Black later, it looks more wrought-iron-esque than when just primed.
This is going to sound like bragging, but our welder told us that a customer came in and saw our railing in his shop and said, "I want a railing exactly like that one." Damn. We really should have copyrighted that design.
And we have a few more things planned for the front of the building. In the Spring, we plan to put in a nice cloth awning.
And eventually, Steve plans to build double doors, which will be bringing the building back to what was originally there also.