Installing French Doors
The couple’s wish for more light in the dining room was answered when they discovered a pair of many-windowed antique French doors on the side of the road with a cardboard sign that read, “Free.” The doors were in good working condition and suited the sun-infused, clean-line farmhouse style that the Cockerlines were striving to achieve; their only flaw was missing hardware, which was easily and inexpensively remedied.
About the Author: With goats and organic gardens around her Connecticut cottage, Tovah Martin is every inch a hobby farmer. She is a freelance garden writer, lecturer, blogger and author—her most recent book is The New Terrarium (Clarkson Potter, 2009).
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Hobby Farm Home.