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Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Trash to TREASURE




Happy End of the Week Everyone...This is my Friday...I am headed to my step-daughter's graduation tonight and then off to TEXAS tomorrow to see my son's....  I am so excited about the trip...I miss them so much!!!

A couple of weeks back, my hubby and I were out at his Moms and there was this really cool screen door laying on the burn pile...I ask if she wanted it and of course NO...so I loaded that thing right up in the truck and off to the house I went. 

I have to say it was in bad shape...laying out in the weather had made it very weak, and the screen was shot, not to mention some of the deco wood pieces were missing pieces...SMILES!!


The frame to the screen was still in good shape, so all I had to do was get new screen and re-screen it and we were cooking on that area...
I already had the tools to do that, and screening cord was still good too, so I spend $3.00 for Nylon Screen.


This is the screen door as I started Gluing the pieces back together. I used many clamps, a framing strap and Gorilla Wood Glue to put this Beauty back together. 

I let it cure for 48 hours before I started removing the clamps and straps. 

You want to make sure your door is square when you do this process, or you will end up with a bowed door...

















I have not re-stained the door yet, I am still trying to decide if I want to stain or paint, I have a really cool color picked out for my front door...Pedicure at Lunch...now what does that make you think of????  WINK, WINK,....

I had some spring hinges laying around, that is what I used for now, I am still not sure about that either...as you can guess...when it comes to something for my house, I never can decide...it will either come to me out of the Blue or I will change it many times until I am HAPPY with the final result...

Funny, when it comes to someone else's things...I DO NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM...WHY DOES THAT NEVER APPLY TO ME....LAUGHS!!!

The door came with a hydraulic plunger and I had to buy some replacement parts...so TOTAL I spent $18.00 and a little of my time. 


I now have a SCREEN DOOR...and am LOVING it on the cool nights and mornings...my doggies don't know what to think about it yet...but they are getting used to it...

Also I wanted to share with you what my WONDERFUL Hubby got me for my BIRTHDAY...
 Let me tell you Ladies and Gents...this is a GREAT HANDY DANDY LITTLE TOOL...it cuts out having to use so many big tools for little projects...

The Drimel Saw Max...GET YOU ONE!!!!

Thanks Everyone for stopping by, Have a SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!

CHARLENE
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