Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Love of Doors Has Crept Outdoors!

One of the great things about a door is that you can close it to hide whatever unwanted site may be lurking on the other side. That's exactly what my outdoor doors do. The farthest door leads to our vegetable garden. I enjoy the yummy tomatoes our garden produces and I especially like the gourds, pumpkins and other decorative items it so willingly grows for me. However, our garden would never win a beauty contest, the prize for most supportive maybe, but not for beauty. The door hides it's flaws and gives the illusion of beauty.
The doors that need a fresh coat of paint (yes, it's on my list of things to do) help to hide a swing set. My kids are getting older, and some have moved away, but when we took a family vote about getting rid of the swings, they all voted to have them stay. Yeah, I've learned my lesson. Next time I'm not putting it to a vote! But in the meantime, the kids can still enjoy the swing set and I don't have to see it from my kitchen window. I have recently discovered only one problem with these doors, however. For some reason my eleven year old son had no clue that the glass could actually break. That's what he told me when I walked outside to discover the source of the crashing sound. Luckily the overgrown rose bush hides the broken glass. Now if I can just figure out how to hide the other flaws and weeds in my yard. . .

3 comments:

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Love the use of a door to help define your outdoor room! I've suggested that to folks before but this is really a great visual example of how that works! I like it a lot!!

Happy day,
Melissa

Mrs. B said...

Hi Joy! I love the doors in your yard. What a great idea for hiding things. I could hide all kinds of stuff in my yard! Do you suppose I could stick one in front of that dryer in the driveway?

Blanca said...

I absolutely love the idea. If it wasn't for my darn homeowners association I would use one to hide the AC unit.

You are too fabulous!

Blanca

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