Thursday, August 28, 2008

Screen Door - Dining Room

I'm SOOOOO excited to show you what I found!
If you've been following my blog for a while, you know about my obsession with using a Screen Door as a Pantry Door.
Well, I FOUND ONE!
And it was RIGHT under my nose this whole time. DUH!!!
I was making one of a million trips out my back door yesterday, and it hit me. (Not literally)
I ALREADY OWNED THE MOST WONDERFUL OLD CHIPPY BLACK SCREEN DOOR EVER!!!!!

So remember my temporary "door"?



Well, behind that curtain lurked this:



And then I realized I had this:



So I put it here:



And then I put up that picture ledge I've been talking about adding:



So once the flooring is installed in the Pantry, I'm going to cover the walls with beadboard (painted white) and then I'm going to paint the back door (you can see in this photo) a Dusty Apple Green, to tie into the Kitchen:



So, here's the space...in all it's UNaccessorized glory. Can't wait to get curtains and a different Dining Table in there. Ooh! And black french doors instead of the one window...Oh, and new lighting and tongue-n-groove planks on the ceiling, and...and...and... :-)



I've got BIG BIG plans for the Pantry...it's gonna be so cute!
The flooring is going in today- so stayed tuned for more pics as the room evolves!

Layla

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, so cute!!!! I need you to come help me with my circa 1976 house here in Nebraska! lol Seriously -- I have Carol Brady orange counter tops and brown shag carpet!!! Yikes! Good job!

Kris

Amelia said...

The screen door looks so cute indoors, I love it! That was a brilliant idea, Layla!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! I wish you lived close to me I would hire you in a minute! Just love your style and your creativity. I think it looks fantastic. Can't wait to see all your other changes. You've got me thinking now too about my pantry. Only problem is I'm not neat so that could be kinda scary. Great job! Lisa

Kristi said...

You sound like me. I want to do so much with the house. I just lake time (2 preschoolers running around)and money...

cara said...

Oh Layla! That looks so great! I can't wait to see the finished pantry!!!

Susie Harris said...

Ahhhh. love that screen door! I could do so much with one of those. I will have to keep my eye open for one. I love how it's painted black...Sweet!

SASSY said...

Great idea - Adds so much character to the space. I have been thinking about painting the front of my pantry doors with chalkboard paint.

maitlandmommy said...

Seriously, Layla, you have a great eye. I LOVE the idea of the green door peeking through the screen door...which, by the way, is ABSOLUTE PERFECTION.

Screaming Meme said...

Hey Layla! I love it! I've wanted one since I saw one on Cherry Hill Cottage...I have my eagle eye out...I am adding wainscotting to the dining area...What kind of molding did you add there? Is it a 2 by 4? I love it... I want to add a shelf like yours...Can you give me some instruction so I can explain it to my sexy carpenter boy aka Hubby!:) Meme

sandra/tx said...

That's a perfect solution. Way to go!

Layla said...

The board laying flat across the beadboard is a 1x8. I routed the edges of it to give it a more "finished" look.
Then just attach it to the wall, counter-sink the screws, fill them with caulk, prime and paint.
Next I attached a pre-primed 1x4 (for the pictures to rest on) by drilling down into the top of the 1x8. I also used wood glue for extra adhesion.
I caulked the crack between the two boards for a more seamless look, then and painted everything white two more times.

Can't wait to get some photography up there! :-)

a day in the life of bella said...

That reminds me of when I was watching "House Hunters" one time and one of the bedrooms had a screen door on it and the lady was like, "What is this?" and the realtor said, "They must have a cat." (I guess to keep the cat out of the baby's room?)

That was in the South, too, I remember...which would make alot of sense, since you have much warmer weather down there for much longer...and it's hard to get a cross breeze with all of the doors closed...I thought it was a brilliant idea!

It will be cool to see how your pantry turns out...and you will also get a cross breeze since you have a door in there, too :)

I like your table :)

Bella
PS: Thanks for the info on Horchow!

Spymommy said...

sometimes the solutions are right under our noses and we never knew it! Looks fabulous, but I didn't even need to say that because everything you do looks fabulous.

Angie said...

Check out my pantry screen door! Look under my blog archives and you'll see the post I did on it. I can't wait to see your kitchen painted and decorated. It's going to be so cute!!!

Sue said...

I've wanted a screen door to go between my kitchen and laundry room but I haven't found one yet. This makes me want it more....looks GREAT!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

What Fabulous idea! Good luck with the rest of the work! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

Angie
Nana's Box

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Kismet!! it is perfect! i am VERY impressed at the speed at which you work! Do you ever worry about what you will do when it is all done???! I do...thats why I work through the projects V E R Y S L O W L Y...(thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

PamperingBeki said...

That looks so cute!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love those screen doors. I've seen those used quite a bit in showhomes as pantry doors too. Just went to a lake house a few weeks ago that had one. Too cute! And you did that picture ledge all by yourself?! I'm really jealous...I have got to get some power tools. My hubby is not handy, so I need to learn how to do it myself.

Mim said...

Layla
A good screen door so perfect for your pantry.
On my last house I put the old fashioned- with- springs -screen doors on my screened porch so I could hear that sound as they shut. Lovely and painted black.. just the right touch.
Mim

Traci said...

That is soooo neat....you must look at my pantry screen door...although I STILL have not painted it. I'm still not sure what color I want.
Unfortunately, my kids have already stuck their foot through the screen. I'm thinking of putting blackboard on the bottom part..... http://livingthegoodlife5.blogspot.com/2008/01/my-favorites-in-my-house.html ......got any suggestions? My pantry is not large...more like a coat closet size. I would love your input. I'm voting for you!!!!

TheVintageHusband said...

Very cool idea! Thanks for visiting my blog as well. You have a lot of fun stuff going on. I'm going to add a link on my blog to yours so I can keep up on the progress

The Tattered Husband

Chris said...

You bet I'll stay tuned. I'm on the edge of my seat with anticipation. That door is perfect! I can't wait to see the pantry!!

Teacats said...

A brillant find -- and right in your own cottage! And so wonderful! Can't wait for more projects to emerge on these pages!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Cottage Rose said...

hello Layla; I was just at Bella's and saw you blog name and it sounded like a great place to visit. I love what you are doing with your pantry, the screen door is perfect, it looks so great. I can't wait to see the rest of your projects. Have a great Friday.

Hugs;
Alaura

Jackie Sue said...

I love the photos and hope you post "after" photos b/c I can't wait to see it finished! We are remodeling our new house now as well, so I'm especially interested in ideas!

Barn House said...

Howdy Layla!!! We loved your video and you definitely will get lots of votes from us. :o) Thanks for kind words on our little blog...you are welcome to visit us ANYtime!

J & J

Suzann said...

Absolutely lovely! Your "and then" list sounds very much like mine (LOL). All in good time. I can't wait to see your green door, your new flooring and your accessories. Everything sounds so wonderful!

BTW - thank you for sharing your paint colors for your reading room. I went out and grabbed those swatches and brought them home and they are exactly what I've been looking for. Not sure how I'll put them together, but I'm going to.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

OH! It IS poifect!!! It's going to tie into your kitchen so nicely. I cannot wait to see the flooring!

Nancy Hood said...

cannot wait!!! I've blog readers that I've sent to your page for ideas!! you continue to amaze us all and give us the spark of making our areas prettier!

Ivy Lane said...

Very cute idea! I love that! Just found your blog TODAY! Going to stop by and see the pantry progress!

Them Chandlers said...

Thanks for your comment, Layla! Our friend, and worship pastor, took that picture for us. We love it :)

Good luck with the Design Star audition! I love what you have already done with your cottage and can't wait to see what other transformations you'll accomplish. I'll be checking back for design ideas and Star updates!

chriskauf said...

It looks great , love it , I am starting the install of my v grove ceiling tomorrow , I will show how it is coming along.