Thursday, April 12, 2012

Indoor Screen Doors

Chance. It's a fickle thing.

And it was just by chance that I found two - yes, TWO - matching old screen doors at an estate sale. But fickle me didn't buy them when I first saw them! WHAT was I thinking!

Luckily, I knew the ladies running the sale and after thinking about those doors all afternoon, I gave them a call. The screen doors were still there!

And for a sadly low price, they were gonna be mine! I had just the place for them.

My kitchen has two pantries - a china pantry and a food pantry. These old screen doors would be perfect for them...after they went through a quick rehab.

Although the screening didn't have any holes, I didn't want that nasty, rusty stuff near food and dishes. The doors also needed a paint job with, of course, Annie Sloan's Duck Egg paint.

(Note: Box stores make screen replacing easy. So easy, in fact, I was amazed and so glad I had ventured into that part of the redo. It made all the difference.)

The plus that put the project over the top was the bread sign my youngest son had brought home years ago. I gave it a good waxing and put it on the food pantry door.

And, of course, I had to add blocks of wood to hold the doors closed...just like grandma had on her screen door!

Grandma would have loved this project!


  1. These should be an entry in the Whisperwoodcottage kitchen contest! I wondered why you didn't send them in when I first looked at all the entries.

  2. Rosemary, I thought about this project. Also the MERCANTILE sign and the corner stars on the windows and doors. Finally decided that the hood and the bench had a more general appeal. Plus I didn't want to enter too many projects. I could still change my mind though.

  3. Fabulous project! Grandma would definitely have loved it! Rosemary is right! You should link it up!! :)

  4. Greetings from Texas,
    I like the screen doors and I am delighted you are postin again.

  5. Cher, those doors are pure awesomeness! Can't wait to see your house in person. Everything looks wonderful!

  6. Love the doors, great find!


  7. put a screen door on my walk in pantry about 10 yrs ago. Before installation, however, I put a oace curtain over the screen and spray painted it white. When I took the lace off, the paint had made the screen look li8ke lace. Really cool, and shadowy. Georgia


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