Tuesday, May 10, 2011

my mother's day present.

About 5 or 6 years ago, I saw in Country Living magazine how someone had put a screen door on their pantry. I pretty much drooled over it. I clipped it and filed it away for a "love to do when we have a chance" project. Over the years, we had looked into getting a pre-made screen door, but it would require special ordering to get the size right, and was ridulously expensive. One day a few months ago, I started breaking down what a screen door was made out of, and after the Hubby and I talked, we I realized--we he could make it! And for far less money.
Before:
                                                                 I know, right? Yawn.
                                                    we tested it for fit and for level swinging.
                                         All painted out. What a difference it makes to this wall!


When she slams shut, I'm reminded of my grandma's house in West Virgina, which is a lovely memory...a bonus is that we can never seem to get our kids to close the pantry door...ta da! No more problem with that. When all was said and done, we spent about $80 on her. By far the most expensive things were the decorative corbels...but they pretty much make the door, don't you think? The rest was simple 1x4s, some trim pieces, extra spindles from Hobby Lobby, and paint.

She's so pretty.

FYI: I named her Shelby.

8 comments:

Elaine said...

Love it!!

sari said...

I want an Ed for my house.

My name is Em. said...

It is beautiful!

kara said...

It turned out great! Luckily you have a cute organized pantry to show off... might not work at my house :)

Beth said...

I need a door that slams shut on my coat closet- nobody ever closes it! I love Shelby!

Catherine said...

Ooh, I love it! And I can't wait to see the other one!

~pollyanna said...

Completely LOVE it!

Sharon L. Hatch said...

Love, love, LOVE it!