Handcrafted Chippendale Door

Handcrafted Chippendale Door by Sweet Pea


One of Mr. SP’s winter projects was crafting a Chippendale door for our screened porch.  A few years ago we purchased a custom made Chippendale door from a local hardware store for our front door and Mr. SP made this one to match.

Door Outside - After


Our old door looked fine at a distance.

Door Before


When closely examined, it didn’t look so good.

Bottom of Door - Before

Middle of Door - Before


The new door looks pretty from inside the porch.  Sherman likes to watch the street for passing dogs.

Sherman and the Chippendale Door


I’m really impressed that Mr. SP made this and that he had a good time doing it.

Door Outside - After2


I helped out with the painting.

Handcrafted Chippendale Door


Not one goal has been checked from my 2013 list.  I’m happy that Mr. SP has checked one from his.

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  1. That is beautiful. Looks like Sherman likes it too. 🙂

  2. What a beautiful door! I love the design. Stopping by from Blogtalk and pinning. 🙂

  3. How beautiful! It really dresses up your whole house 🙂

  4. Paula, it looks WONDERFUL!! I am really impressed that your husband was able to build a working door that also looks so good. Chippendale has always been one of my favorite styles. I’ve admired your front door before; kudos to Mr. SP for making this one just as beautiful!

    I just love that photo of your baby looking out through the screen. He’s so cute! I hope you’re enjoying him. He is lucky to have made a home at the Sweet Pea house!

  5. What a transformation Paula! I love the graphic lines. It’s amazing how much the door update adds to your outdoor space! Bravo!


  6. Love this! He did a fabulous job! The design is very eyecatching and I love the fact that Sherman can keep an eye on the neighborhood.

  7. This is beautiful! Love the shot of your dog sitting there on the porch too. 🙂

  8. The door turned out great! I love your screened-in porch. 🙂 I can sympathize about not checking any 2013 projects off the list yet, too. Hopefully with some of the gardening projects on the list I can at least start tackling them soon!

  9. What a beautiful design for the door! He did a fabulous job on that!

  10. WOW…love your porch Paula! Chippendale is such a beautiful design, so GREAT to have your hubby be such a handyman able to make this. Really looks great, the paint too! 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!

  11. Your new screen door adds so much charm to your porch. Great job!!
    Mary Alice

  12. Hi Paula! Stopping by from the Haven link up to check out your adorable blog! Nice to “meet” you! XO

  13. I am blown away! Mr. P is supercreative like the Mrs!

  14. ay yi yi! What intricate work! Great job on that pattern.

  15. WOW, I am in love! I would love to see a step by step tutorial bc this is amazing, Paula! Thanks so much for sharing at the Humble Brag and hope to see you back tonight!

  16. Kudos to Mr. SP! The door is gorgeous. I can’t believe the difference it makes to your porch!

  17. Megan Peterson 4 The Home Depot says:

    What a great project! I’ve added a link to one of our pinboards. Check them out at Pinterest.com/Homedepot

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Megan. We are rebuilding the chippendale railing on our front porch now. Thanks so much for pinning my project and for commenting.


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