THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

15 Lights

A couple of years ago I bought a really cool door to put in the sunroom....

You can read all about it here. Since it was purchased, the door has been leaning up against the bed in our bedroom.  The other day right before leaving town, Mr. Adams casually mentioned that it would be really nice if "that door wasn't in the bedroom when I get back".  It really has taken me WAY too long to install it, was the day!

The first thing I had to do was replace the sill plate, or threshold.

Besides being in really bad shape, it was higher than the floor which made it impossible to sweep the dirt out the door. The new one has a much lower profile...

Next, I had to trim the door down just a smidge. It's very difficult to buy an old door that's the EXACT same dimensions as your old door, but this new door is made out of solid wood, so trimming it down wasn't a problem.

Next, I masked the "lights". Each window pane is called a "light". This door is a 15-light door.

A job is only as good as your prep work. I hate prep work.

4 coats of spray paint later....ta da!

Once it was dry enough to handle, Ben helped me muscle it into the sunroom. And then, presto-chango!


Of course, I forgot to take a "before" photo, and I couldn't find a good one in my photo files....the door is almost always open! This is the best photo I could find that shows what it used to look like.

Yes, I know, I need to repaint the white trimwork now.....thanks for noticing.

The inside of the door will have to remain unpainted until I have time to get to it this winter. I need to decide what color to paint it.....maybe blue?

One of the reasons I wanted a new door is so that Kitty can look outside on cold and rainy days.

You're welcome, Kitty.

1 comment:

  1. The door looks just beautiful!! And I think the shabby chic door frame even looks cool, so I wasn't even noticing that it needed to be painted.