This is something I meant to share a month or so back, but you know how life can get in the way...
so now it's a look back on our great summer and how I finally finished up something I'd wanted to do since moving here.
The above shot is of my entry and front door, with a little of the screen door showing. The screen door doesn't always fit just right, with our wet to dry and back again weather, but it certainly serves it's purpose to let in the fresh air. This old house just doesn't warm up much in the summer with the humongous Alder tree out front, so the door is opened to let it warm up inside- at least when it's below 80 outside, which is much of our summer/fall weather.
I've had this other screen door for several years. Bought it off Craig's List for the side porch of my old Cape Cod house in West Linn, but never got around to painting it, so it moved with me. This is the 'good' side. I don't know if you can tell, but that isn't yellow, it's gold. The other side is gold and red. Big Ugly. Trust me. Forgot to snap a photo I was more wrapped up in getting it painted. Who chooses those colors? Oh, well...three coats of white paint, with some blue to match the house and a touch of yellow, just because I had some on hand and here you go...
I wanted it for the door that opens out of the kitchen. The only room in the house that gets plenty of sun all day and goes from warm to really too warm. So much that even the cats vacated to the basement to cool off. That's Joey looking through the screen. This became his favorite place to hang out and nap all summer, the minute the door was in place to keep him in and varmints out.
Here's a close up of my make-do handle. It's an old garden tool, with a slight bend in it that makes it just right to grab onto. I still need to put some patina on the screws, so they don't show up so much. I wanted something different and when I saw this, I knew I'd found the right piece of vintage door jewelry.
I have already shared this, but it's of the door from the inside.
Most of my doors are original to the house, so they will stay put, but I'd add another screen door, if I could find the right spot, even if it was for an interior door. I just love wood screen doors, don't you?