Thursday, January 12, 2012

An old screen door and my laundry room...

If you remember my post on Adding Whimsy, I talked about wanting a screen door
for my laundry room.  Well, just before Christmas, at Sweet Salvage's monthly sale,
I found this baby... went home and asked my husband if having the right width or height
on a door was better and he said height.  So I ran back and purchased this black rusted
screen door for my Christmas present and here it is installed!

 BEFORE...notice the counters and the base cabinet....
they have looked like this for years! Yuck!

and AFTER...

just a little honed cararra left over from the kitchen and then a coat of
Martha Stewart paint in Dill on the cabinets, some new hardware and of course...

some feet for the cabinet
 made out of cutting these brackets in half. 
I have used these brackets EVERYWHERE in our house. 
 I should do a post on all the places I have used
these stock Home Depot brackets.

I love all the rusty vintage details on this door.
This rusty latch...

the rusty knob and weathered patina...

but most of all I love how the rusted and broken screen is just the right size
to work as this...

a cat door. 
This keeps the dog out of  Marshmallow's food which is now on the floor
in the laundry room.

This screen is just perfect!  Don't you agree?

I am working on a well stock pantry and a kitchen reveal post!

I have to go and prune 50+ old fashioned roses now...
the work on the farm is never done and I actually love it!


  1. I love screen doors and think they look great in many places. I like what you've done and that Marshmallow is just so darn cute.

  2. Your laundry room is beautiful!
    I am thinking about planting roses this year. I'd love to have an endless supply of flowers right outside my door :)

  3. I love the screen door. So much fun and adds just the right touch!

  4. Roses! In January... lucky, lucky you!

    I love the screen door... especially that cute little handle. We used an old broken down screen door for our hall closet. The door didn't have a top but was exactly the right width... since our closet has an arched top my husband needed to make an arched top for it anyways so the topless part was perfect... and it was free at our local salvage place.

    Of course then I had to shine and fluff the inside of the closet since it is now on display ;)


  5. The screen is just perfect, Caroline! Your home has so much character. I love it!

  6. And I thought my 25 roses were alot!! Good luck with that....and I do think your screen door is fun.....

  7. Looks awesome...Hope we will get to see some photos of those roses come spring ;)

    Blessings Kelsie

  8. Hi Carolyn! When are you going to come back and share all your wonderful farmgirliness with us on the Famrgirl Friday blog hop?
    I adore this post, all of your changes, paint, marble, rustic door, and those feet!!! We jsut did our kitchen over too, and I want feet for my base cabinet where the farm sink is... Thanks so much for showing how you did it! Now , I can stop trying to figure out a quick and cheap way to do it myself... You did it for me!
    Happy farming!!!

  9. I love this kind of thing! Very nice changes in the laundry room, love the feet on the cabinet. Can't wait to see your kitchen!


  10. Looks great, I can't wait to see the kitchen. I wish I was prunring roses, we just received 6 inches of snow yesterday.

  11. OMG Caroline you’re a genius and I love it. What a great idea to keep the dog out of the cats food and very stylish. Your cabinets are fabulous in their new green color and I love the use of the brackets. Bloggers are so creative I wish I were half this much. Great job and I love the look.

    PS, I received my box, thank you and I’ll be posting about it tomorrow.


  12. So Cute! That's my color combo for my kitchen except the green is just on my walls. Love the tip about the corbels for feet (you should do a post - love to see all the ways you've used them).

  13. Okay, so it's your laundry room with the screen! It looks so great! I love the counter and cabinet too...what a great idea to use the bracket as "feet"! I can't wait to see your kitchen too...
    I spy an Emma Bridgewater union jack piece! Love EB!

  14. oh Sweet Caroline~
    So very cool!♥
    ps I love your Kitty Marshmellow's name

  15. Love the door, the color, the cabinet feet details! It's all beautiful!

  16. GLORY DIVINE~~~~*~~~~~ Love everything about it. ........The charm and character of the screen door, and the fact that you have wine vessels nearby if you want to pour and sip while folding~~~ you my love,............are just too brilliant!!!!!

  17. Caroline~
    It's Perfect.
    I spotted that rusty screen kicked out at the bottom...and then you started showing the details... I knew you left it that way for a reason!
    I absolutely LOVE this room. I bet you love going in there. I bet even better than that...Kitty loves going in there!


  18. Such a cute idea. I love your home and so glad I found your blog.

  19. Kitchen looks great! Love your blog! Im now a follower!

    Mark @ Room363

  20. Just found your beautiful blog and I am happy to be a new follower.

  21. I just discovered your lovely blog via *Room 363*!

    I'm number 320!

    Greetings from Germany!
    ♥ Franka

  22. Your banner is so stinkin cute! Your kitchen is gorgeous~

  23. I have begged my husband for a screen door for the laundry room! He says no way; maybe if he sees how nice yours looks he will change his mind. Thanks for sharing!

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