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Picture of Sonny Dayz
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go easy on my nowSmile its been 7 years since I've used my power tools...

here's the way my front entry has been for 11 years..
looked lots better in person, really it did lol


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Posts: 9975 | Location: NC ~zone 7B | Registered: Jun 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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bought the door at lowes- added extra molding and built myself some sidelights..

I guess I did good cause everyone slowwwwwwwwwwwwwws down to look and severaal folks have stopped to say how much they love it.

I love it too...Smile

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Posts: 9975 | Location: NC ~zone 7B | Registered: Jun 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is gorgeous, Sunny! What a difference! So, you removed bricks??? How did it impact the entry inside?
 
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Wow! It's beautiful and very inviting!
 
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Excellent!!!
 
Posts: 9460 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Holy moly Sonny, I'm in awe! I can't believe you did that yourself. It looks AMAZING! I bet it adds a lot of light indoors. No wonder we haven't seen much of you here, you've been busy building a house!
 
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thanks so much Grapefruit.

no impact to the interiorSmile
the door like it was 2300.00 and 900.00 to tear out brick build new header - reinforce side studs and besides I have a rather erradic? personality so things change too often for me to spend almost 4000.00 on a door when I could do it myself for about 275.00Smile


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thanks so much Pax and Conrad... your comment made me SMILE


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Skyler, you always make me fell good about my projects and I appreciate it

that door with lights does make my living room area so much brighter and feel larger too.. odd isnt it how visuals change things so much.


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MLV

I'm humbled by your compliment. also, it makes me feel like I can do bigger things.

thank you very much and good luck with your move..

hold on to all your tools and if you ever need help or ideas I'll be here to walk you thru the process.. you can DO anything you can DREAM.~!


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That looks totaly awesome, I love it!
 
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Thanks Annie.~!
umm odd what I can see in a pic I dont see irl..
I need to add a piece of quarter round on the side of each sidelight that faces out. lil bit of brick peeking out I see lol


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Wow, that you did it yourself is so impressive! I am in awe of anyone who can do stuff like this who are not "professionals." It looks stunning, nice job!
 
Posts: 3073 | Location: Anchorage, AK USA | Registered: Feb 28, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow Sonny it would look beautiful no matter who did it. Much more impressive than formally.

But I want to understand the process. Did you take down the bricks and put up the header?

When you say you made the sidelights, did you cut the rabbits for the glass and build the framework.

My very handy DH would hesitate to tackle of job of that complexity. You are one creative, capable woman, Sonny! Congratulations!
 
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HOLY COW....You built that, WOW!!!! I wouldn't even know where to start to build something like that, or anything for that matter. LOL

FABULOUS, now you got TALENT...LOL

It's beautiful, btw...
 
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Oooh, I love it. Just looks so inviting!
 
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thanks so much AKSunny.. It was sorta fun to build something again.


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Nice!!Smile


Wanda
 
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thanks Emily.. they are faux I built the frame- added the glass and moldings ad slipped the frame under the dental molding on the house. then one screw at that point and one at the bottom - caulked and painted . when I need to clean the inside I just take 2 screws loose- slid the frame toward the door- do what I need to behind them and screw them back in place. I had a jig already set up from when I made the large faux window in my family room and 2 on the garage side exterior. I like playing with moldingSmile thanks again


to see my projects view my Blog.
http://155dreamlane.blogspot.com/
 
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thanks so much for your kind words Sophie, Siena and Wanda.. I enjoyed the projectSmile

wednesday I put up the cupola I built.. its been busy around here.


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they are faux I built the frame- added the glass and moldings ad slipped the frame under the dental molding on the house

O.K. I think I get it now. In other words the sidelights are not really "lights" ie. letting light into the house?

But then what is the backing behind your glass?

You are one talented lady. I am afraid of power tools. You really are gifted in many ways.
 
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Originally posted by Sonny Dayz:
thanks Emily.. they are faux I built the frame- added the glass and moldings ad slipped the frame under the dental molding on the house. then one screw at that point and one at the bottom - caulked and painted . when I need to clean the inside I just take 2 screws loose- slid the frame toward the door- do what I need to behind them and screw them back in place. I had a jig already set up from when I made the large faux window in my family room and 2 on the garage side exterior. I like playing with moldingSmile thanks again



Sonny, LOL....you make it sound so easy. I wish I had your talent. Very pretty entrance. What a difference! I'm headed to check out your blog.
 
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Oh my goodness I would love to have faux sidelights. That was an absolutely brilliant idea!! I too am wondering if the "sidelight" glass is tinted or if you have it backed with something.
 
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Smile It looks amazing!!

I'm in awe of your talent!
 
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thanks so much GP--Jo--- and Annon.

I used 12 mil black poly so it would be reflective but without any glare. plus its tough enough to pull TIGHT-- thats important as any ripple would'nt give the same visual.


I truly appreciate your sweet comments.


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Now, that is one beautiful front door! You must be smiling from ear to ear every time you look at your work!


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thanks ML.. I myself am astonished at impact it made to the entire front exterior.
I saw it for years in my minds eye and loved it but often my vision doesnt play out in this reality-- this time though,it surpassed even what I thought it would be.. no doubt my angels and guides led me, step by step thru the processSmile I made sure to thank them all..


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What a beautiful transformation!

I'm sure you will enjoy it all the more, because you did it yourself (amazing job BTW) and every time you look at it you have the satisfaction of a job well done!!

Enjoy the new view and the admiration of the passersby!

TFS,
Candy
 
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Now thats way cool. I wish I could do work like that. I think its even cooler that you were able to get the exact same mirror image reflected in both of the side windows. Its exact. That takes talent. I like seeing your visons.
 
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Sonny this is how impressed I am. I am sending the before/after pics to my sister!
 
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thanks so much Candy . we're really ejoying it.

It was a fun project Charms, thanks~!

aww Emily.. if you are sending it to your sister, then I KNOW I did good.. thank you again


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I just re-read the part about the "faux" sidelights. Missed that before as I was at work and just sneaking a peak Smile

You are really one clever lady to think of that idea!!

I know what you mean about seeing things in the photos that you don't notice IRL. I never notice the lamp cords until I see the picture, Big Grin

I am doubly impressed now that I know about your clever creativity!!

TFS,
Candy
 
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I appreciate that Candy.. I was happy it turned out well. you never know if what you visualize will actually work irlSmile

lamp cords ewww lol.. you'd think by now someone would have come up with a way not to have to have thoseSmile

I'm proud to share a birthday with ya~!


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What an awesome job! I know how difficult it is to replace doors and have them fit just right.

It looks perfect! Love the faux sidelight idea.


Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
 
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thanks Z9 .. the frame wasnt plumb so it took a little shaving here and there but itgot done and I picked up some thin weather stripping for it which will fix the 7 inch long spot I shaved one time too manySmile


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That looks fantastic!!!!
 
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In a word WOW!!! I better not share this with my DH lest he think I could do that too. I prefer to remain HIS HANDYSHIP'S assistant. Sonny, you've got SKILLS woman! It is absolutely GORGEOUS! What's next...a WING ADDITION?! Wink
 
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thank you kw.. we are lovin it.


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Froo.
your words always make me feel special and I appreciate it very much. its been awhile and my skills are a bit rusty so it took me a few days to plan it out.. I wont tell your hubby but yeaSmile you could do it 'wink'


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Sonny,

Late to your party for the new door. We were out of town for the 4th.

Wowza! It looks great.


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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thank you BR and welcome back.. you were missed.

we're loving it and so are the plants on my entry table Smile they perked up and are really enjoying all the extra light in the living room..

becuase of the porch its always been sorta dim in there-- till Now lol

thanks again


to see my projects view my Blog.
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