Monday, October 31, 2011

Screen Door weather~

 And Money Saver! (this post contains affiliate links)
We’ve been needing a new screen door.  The one we had was cut too small (odd thing is it fits the back door pretty well…more on that later) and it allowed insects to get into the house.
During the summer—that wasn’t a problem; because it was so hot we had the A/C on most of the time.  But since we’ve been having cooler temps and nice days like today—the high temp today was about 76° with a slight breeze out of the south!  Mmmm…screen door weather!
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We bought the screen door (pictured above) at Lowes it was about $20. bucks.  I liked a lot of the others I saw—but some were just too plain fancy for my little farm house. I wanted something simple.
Columbia Mfg. 32"W Wood Screen Door
This one was about $88.00 and it was called the Columbia…well, whatever; it said ‘farm house’ too me.   
It got my wheels to turning.
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So I grabbed some tools; a hammer, nails, and trusty Gorilla Glue
Gorilla Glue 5201204 Glue Dries White Bottle, 2 Ounce
 …and some little drop off pieces, saved from another project.  Don’t ask me which one…cause I don’t remember.  I don’t even know why I saved them… but I did. 
Do you do that? Please tell me I’m not the only one…
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I took each little ‘triangle’ and drilled a small hole in the corners, ran a bead of glue down two edges and nailed them onto my screen. Looks good, huh?
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Today… it was nice enough to paint it.  So much better!   So, I paid roughly $20 bucks and got a screen door that SOMEWHAT resembles and $88 dollar one. (I already had everything else) …Saved about $68 bucks!  It was just a little work. 
The most time was spent painting! 
Not too bad.  I’m happy with it!  Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the money I’m saving with my electric bill…having the windows and doors opened up allowing the breeze to cool the house…
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God Bless you and Thanks for reading!

8 comments:

Linda said...

That turned out so great! Great thinking outside the box and money-saving, too!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Leave it to you to come up with a way to make the plain door look custom! I love how you did this, and it looks wonderful. What a dif those corner pieces make!
(oh, and keeping cut offs? yea, I do too)

Gail said...

WOW Pat, your door turned out great! And yes I save scrap lumber too!!!! You never know when it will come in handy.

gail said...

yeah, I keep all scraps! I made a cute little pyramid thingy with cut offs from some trim. lol
I LOVE how you changed up your door. It does make a huge difference. Why spend the 88 when you don't have to? Great job Pat!
I love having windows open this time of year, but we've been way too cool for that. :(
gail

Shelley said...

Your door is awesome! Very creative and frugal, too :)

Jacinda @ Growing Home said...

That's a fabulous makeover! You can come do mine, anytime.:-)

Granny said...

Your door looks wonderful. I love having a screen door. We try to use the a/c as little as possible and enjoy the fresh air.

Marcia said...

Hi Pat, thank you for stopping by and commenting on our table for two.
I love this screen door savings. We actually need a sliding one at the moment and I just refuse to pay too much for anything these days. We typically hunt the Home Depot and Lowe's clearances early on Saturday. Thanks for sharing.
Much love!