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Minue project: old doors and windows, what to do with them

I have a small dilemma with Old doors and windows of my new house: I don't know what to do with them. Right now they are painted - and repainted - in white. They are not very dirty, but they could use a new coat of paint, what happens is that of course, that would probably make the mechanisms work even worse than they already do.

I was quarreling this matter when I met the house of designer Merav Sade and her beautiful old wooden doors, roughly stripped to remove the previous paint, and of course, I fell in love. Lost, which is how one usually falls in love.

Maybe it's the light, or the rest of the decoration, but it seems to me that those doors have managed to become the soul of the house, in your identity sign. Not surprisingly, the decorator herself recognizes that those doors are what she likes most about her house.

Good! I know what I want. In an ideal world now I would close my eyes and my doors and windows would get rid of that sad white paint that covers them to become something as deliciously natural as those in the images. But I fear that no matter how much I open and close my eyes, that doesn't happen, not even wishing it with all my might.

The fact is that I commented the idea to my mother, already very tanned in a thousand battles and many houses lived. He looked at me with a dumbfounded face while pronouncing words that were bleak: "You're crazy." Then he clarified that it was not because he wanted those beautiful doors, but because stripping the paint is a company of biblical proportions.

I wielded in my defense that I had seen in several DIY stores products that promised to remove the paint as if it were dust on the table, but in his tenacity to discourage me he insisted that such an extreme was very little true, and that stripping the painting of a piece of furniture or a door would not recommend it to his worst enemy. Amen that then you would have to varnish them, of course.

So here I am. In the dilemma between paying attention to my mother and thoroughly cleaning the white doors and windows that I already have (in reality, there is only one door left), which is also not the end of the world, or to put value and time and recover the wood that must be after several layers of paint.

A point that throws me back a lot is the fact that the outer face of my windows should leave it white, which is how all the windows on the facade of my building are. And when opened they would look white on one side, and no paint on the other.

What do you think?Do you think it's worth the effort or do you also like white windows?

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