Thursday, January 10, 2013

Antique Interior Doors & Newel Posts

Since the house has mostly concrete floors and white walls, the wood details are so necessary to add warmth and character.

After searching high and low for the better part of two months for a set of antique raised panel interior doors, we found these five panel solid pine doors located in Aylmer (near London, Ontario) on Kijiji.  A young couple had renovated a late 1800s house and replaced them with new doors.

Here's how they look after having the 5+ layers of paint and varnish removed.

Josh also scored two newel posts that were considered 'garbage' in a High Park (Toronto) renovation.  The day he found them:

After stripping most of the paint off:

 We're going to take a few more layers off, lightening the wood.