The Cross House
I then contacted Dr. Doug: “Can you fix this mess?”
And the good doctor replied: “Yes.”
Wanna see the results?
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I knew not much would be left but that anything remains dazzles and thrills me. I thought we could save eight sections but the doctor felt that, in the end, only six were salvageable.
Dr. Doug will now install the original Auserlitz hardware. Then an artist will paint the door with a faux wood finish, matching the other doors in the house.
I love a good resurrection story. There is something enormously satisfying about taking something brutalized and, by waving a magic wand, returning it to its original beauty. The visible trauma? Erased. It as if time has been reversed, and all degradation washed clean.
Thank you, Dr. Doug!!!!!!!!
NOTE: I will only do a faux wood finish on the outside of the door, facing the bedroom. The inside of the door will face a bathroom. I plan to only coat this with varnish, leaving visible all the evidence of what the door has been through. Then I will place an image of the battered door, with an explanatory text, in a framed picture adjacent to the restored door. Thus, the history of the door will be…remembered.