If you followed my long running thread on our first year in the old cape you may have noticed that most of the projects we have tackled so far have been basic repairs, safety issues, updates and a lot of painting.
Well finally I get to take on an actual "restoration" project. Ive mentioned before that my front door is completely rotten, well the time has come for the replacement and while I am at it I'm doing a full restore of the front hall including repainting everything and restoring period appropriate hardware on all the doors.
To get started here are the before pictures to show you what we are dealing with.
The front door. You can see the rot in the door and threshold.
Inside the front entry hall. Notice that the original Suffolk latches on our nice old 4 panel doors were removed at some point and replaced with knobs.
The paint is failing pretty bad in places...