As it opened......that familiar creeeeeeking sound....followed by the whopppppping sound as it slammed very sharply closed.
Everybody had a screen door in the country. You didn't need a door bell back then. The screen door announced anyone's comings and goings. I soon found that the further you pulled the screen door open, the louder the whoppppping sound when it closed. Fun!
I blogged a while back that my job has allowed me to do some makeovers - renovating traditional senior centers in this area to more intimate, warm, friendly cafes. One of my favorite decorating items in the makeovers has been screen doors. Here's a few that I used. Who knows. You might be inspired to incorporate one in your home.
|A really large wall in our first makeover in Abbeville presented a challenge & screen doors (minus the screen) was a creative solution. We painted the door frame an accent color, added artwork & a cool piece of art was created!|
|This senior dining room in Abbeville had little personality when we started. The hanging windows and screen doors added a lot of interest to the room - serving as floating walls that added a little more intimacy to the room.|
|The same idea was used in the makeover we did in Greenwood. A red door on a yellow wall was very striking. The large wall clocks look great in the biggest space. We added some metal art & canvas art to complete the piece.|
|Another BIG wall in Edgefield was covered well by screen door art. The photos of pets in this art & some local pictures of Edgefield made this a personal & interesting wall.|
|This was a large dining room at Edgefield's Senior Center, transformed into the "Village Cup Cafe."|
These floating screen doors sectioned off the room around this seating area.
|Two more screen doors placed behind this sofa area created a little more privacy.|
|I've gotten A LOT of use out this idea! When Kate & I set her little house up in Charlotte a few months ago, we added some screen door art to her dining room. Love the red clock! She picked out the diner style plates & the bicycle.|