When we put the hinges on, we had to put shims in behind the left side portion. The molding is not completely flat and we wound up having to use longer screws that were silver rather than oiled bronze. I had a spray can of oil rubbed bronze paint, though, so it was an easy fix. I just sprayed some in to a plastic bowl and hand pained them.
Vintage Screen Door
Hi Again Friends! Welcome back - I hope you have all had a great week! We have been super busy. Hubby's mom and dad flew in to the west coast from Iowa to take care of their granddaughters, so we made a quick trip to Redding, California. We were only able to spend a couple of days down there, but luckily, they were able to come up for a quick visit here. While they were up, I managed to talk hubs and his dad, Mike, in to hanging a screen door for me! They did an amazing job at our last house, so I was pretty excited to have them do it again. As a matter of fact, I told Mike that if we moved again, we would love him to hang a third! The look on his face was priceless! Seriously, though, I was SUPER grateful for his help. He was not to pleased with me being a paparazzi through the whole process, but he finally just ignored me.
I knew I wanted a vintage looking screen door. I found one that I really liked at Lowe's. We ran up there and picked it up, along with some stain. I like Lowe's quite a bit, but I have to say, I definitely was NOT impressed with this item once we unwrapped it. As soon as we started taking the plastic off, the rubber spline just flopped on down where it doesn't belong! This issue made it so the screen wasn't sealed within the frame. Then we found mold on the other side - it was hidden behind the paper inserts. I did not want to load it up and take it back up there, so we decided to just work with it. I sanded the moldy parts up and the boys fixed the screen.
Isn't she pretty?! I am pretty much in love with the color of this stain. I used Minwax in Red Mahogany. I did 2 coats. I haven't polyurethaned it yet, but I am thinking I will.
I made this lampshade! I took a class with Phyllis up at The Purple Pear in Portland. I really love it. I have been trying to find a spot in my house for it, with no success yet, but know someday I will!
3/30/2015 03:29:35 am
I love this! I love screen doors- they remind me of old farmhouses, like my grandparents'. And there's nothing like a fresh breeze blowing through the house. Love the wood stain, too. ;)
3/31/2015 06:20:48 am
Great job!! Where in Iowa? I grew up in Iowa! :)
3/31/2015 06:49:16 am
Iowa City! How about you, Kammy?
4/2/2015 08:22:54 am
So, that's how 'red mahogany' looks. I love it!
4/3/2015 05:17:21 am
This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls
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