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Thursday, July 31, 2014

screen door cabinet-take 2...

  they are getting harder to find and their shape often isn't perfect, but, i love old screen doors.

last xmas, my husband built a corner cabinet and attached my screen door to it.  after xmas, he was to finish the cabinet by adding shelves.  but, i looked at the small amount of storage the corner cabinet offered and decided to go in a different direction.




i drew a sketch of what i wanted and my husband built it.  it's 16" deep, and 7' tall and the shelves are 17" apart, so i can stack lots of quilts, linens, ect.  


it's hard of tell, but, there is chicken wire stapled to the back of the door, and a string of white lights running up both sides and across the top.


i love this version much better.  and if it gets too messy looking, i'll add a ruffled sheet behind the chicken wire.  the wood cost about $75, and the chicken wire was $5 and my screen door was $35.  and, i might add 4" post posts on either side of the screen door,--gotta find them first.

sharing with thrifty life thursday--thanks for looking!

34 comments:

  1. LOVE this, Lynn! The screen door, the chicken wire, and the contents are gorgeous. I can't wait to be able to start making things like this once we've finished building cabinets and work benches for our "toy shop". :)
    Have a happy one!
    ~ Lin

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  2. I adore this idea, Lynn. I just bought a shelf for fabric stacks. I can attach solid wood doors but a pretty screen would be so much better. I do not have access to a handy hubby. Go ahead and cry for me. LOL
    It's wonderful, as always!
    Kisses for Bailey. xxx, T.

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  3. LOVE this, Lynn!

    You have such magical and talented vision, sweet lady!

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  4. oh I love your new cabinet! it turned out great and the screen door was such a cute and shabby touch!

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  5. Hi Lynn.Nice to see you after a gap.Your screen door looks beautiful.You have lot of ideas Lynn.You should start a magazine.Have a great week end.Love and hugs sujatha...:):)

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  6. Wow, I love it, Lynn! I love the screen door as its door, too. It is so very cottage! : )

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  7. I want a cabinet ;ike this:)The door with chicken wire is my favorite part. I guess I'm in love :) Wow!

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  8. Love love this Lynn. Love that screen door so pretty. I love the chicken wire on it gives this a lot of character. Very pretty.
    Great job to your vision and the hubby's great building skills.
    Kris

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  9. Love the cabinet, Lynn. The screen door on the front gives it so much character and charm. And yes, they are getting very hard to find...good ones, anyway.
    Mary Alice

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  10. I love doors. I love white doors. I love screen doors. I am drooling over yours!

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  11. You and your hubby are quite a team! You draw the plans and he builds it! I just love it, there is not a one of us shabby girls who would not love to own it!

    Carol

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  12. Very nice screen door cabinet. You have a handy husband! I am sure you will enjoy this very much to stack your quilts and goodies! Nancy

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  13. Gorgeous! What a beautiful idea! It looks so special now. So glad I stopped by!
    Jennelise

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  14. Evening Lynn, This is a SWEET idea! I agree, there is something about an old screen door and they are hard to find!! Yours is darling!! This cabinet could go in any room....love all your quilts too~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  15. Your cabinet turned out beautifully, Lynn! And you've styled it to perfection, lights and all! You two sure make a great team!

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  16. Nice Lynn! I love the look of your cabinet!

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  17. oooh Lynn, I LOVE this cabinet!!! Such a great place to put all your pretty things. Have I told you lately how much I adore your style????
    sending hugs...

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  18. Totally, totally love. I mean...just awesome. I love the chicken wire idea. It makes the whole cabinet airy and beautiful.

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  19. What's not to love, pretty white wood and chicken wire, it's gorgeous Lynn !

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  20. I love it! And I agree...corner cabinets are not as easy to use as regular shelving.

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  21. Hi Lynn, Just love it and the perfect size to hold lots of goodies. You and your hubby are amazing. I bet it's gorgeous with the lights on inside. Just Beautiful!!
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs.

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  22. Lynn, I love it! Old screen doors are awesome! I have one in the garden that I actually had made years ago for a home we built. Used it for a lot of years. When it was removed for a new look I used it elsewhere! Yours turned out so nice and you will have so much fun filling it up! lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Adorable! So much charm in an old screen door. I love the re-design.

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  24. Lynn, this is just gorgeous! So unique and special :)
    Susan

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  25. Love this Lynn. The door has so much character too. The basket of flowers make it all look so warm and inviting. Sweet card, love the bird. ~Diane

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  26. I am visiting by way of Lin, and her tiny cottage in the woods that delights.
    I love this cabinet, there is always room in ones homes for a great cabinet and this one flits the bill with use, function and charm.
    I too have up styled cabinets from other cabinets, cutting a Tv unit in half down the sides taking it from 27" in depth to 13" in depth using it in my kitchen for pottery, dishes, and all sorts of pieces that inspire my art our kitchen use.

    You and your hubby did a wonderful job, adding all the right kind of rightness to your cottage shabby look :)
    I am off to sand and paint cabinet doors today, almost finished and will be one happy blogger when the kitchen cabinets are all painted.

    See you soon and all you inspire

    Xx
    Dore

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  27. Unique and wonderful and that is what we have come to expect from your amazingly lovely blog.
    I love your new cabinet . . . give your hubby a hug from me . . . he's a sweetheart and the two of you
    create awesome things when you put our heads together :)
    Have a lovely day.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  28. Hi Lynn,

    I have always wanted a vintage screen door and yours is so lovely. I love how you made (hubby and you) made this cabinet. It is a perfect way to display your treasures and it does have plenty of room and smart to have deep shelves. Such a great way to store your quilts.
    Hugs, Lynnie

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  29. Thanks for sharing your lovely revision at Revisionary Life! You and your husband make a great partnership.

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  30. Lynn, you always come up with the most creative ways to restyle the incredible vintage items that you find!
    I LOVE this fabulous screen door, it's perfect for the cabinet! Gorgeous filled with your quilts.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  31. Fabulous! I love how you used the chicken wire!

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  32. You are lucky to have a husband that is so handy! What a beautiful cabinet! I think your husband and Kris's husband from Junk Chic Cottage need to get together and start a business of building and creating vintage inspired furniture!

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