My Painted Door

Welcome to My Painted Door. This is where I write about and share photos of all the things that I love. Painting, photography, gardening, treasure hunting and, of course, old doors.

By accident, or perhaps by fate, I live in the lovely tourist village of Kakabeka Falls, Ontario. About five years ago I was on a walkabout with my camera and discovered an old general store with a for sale sign in the window. I peeked through the window and fell in love with the old building and moved in 6 weeks later. The old general store is now My Painted Door.

My place has an abundance of character but she needs a lot of work. Thankfully, I am a patient gal and will putter away until it is done.

Here I'll share my journey with you making this place all that I dream it will be - my home, my shop and my garden.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sue Sikorski

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.
— Edmund Lee

1930's photo of Mark Leiterman & Sons General Store, Kakabeka Falls, Ontario. This is now my home and my shop.

My Painted Door is located at 49 Clergue Street in Kakabeka Falls, Ontario. (Just a short drive west of Thunder Bay). It's the big, old white building two doors down from the Credit Union. You can't miss it!


My photography

Chocolate Fusion Mineral Paint (Styling and photography: My Painted Door).

I am thrilled to be part of the Fusion Mineral Paint team! I am the lucky gal who photographs many of the Fusion images including Jennylyn's Tones for Tots.

Jennylyn's Tones for Tots by Fusion Mineral Paint (Styling and photography: My Painted Door)

It's wonderful to be able to create images like this. I get to paint, stage and take photos! Many of the "treasures" in the photos are things I have collected over the years. How fun is that?

You can see more of my photography adventures on my blog.