After much consternation, multiple removals and installations of hinges, and a bit of sanding (and a few magic words)....the front doors are back into proper working position! Yay! Happy Dance indeed!
I changed the color from white with the wood panel inserts to all blue. It gives a more updated look...and besides, the wood panel inserts were in bad shape and the solid color paint just covers that up. I had to replace the door knockers since I broke one of them when trying to pry it off to paint the door. oops.
Gotta shine up the house numbers yet, but I like the new look!