The Screening

The Screening

I attended a screening a couple of years ago. It was the movie Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger playing Beatrix. We watched the free movie and then we answered a short questionnaire. I don’t think the movie was wildly popular, but I don’t know why. I liked it.

DIY Shed makeover

DIY Shed makeover

This weekend, I did a screening of a different kind. After we did a makeover on our old, worn out, beat up, metal utility shed it looked GREAT! But there were a few finishing touches that still needed to be done, and the first one was the screen door.

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I took the screen door down and placed it on top of my outdoor tables. The first thing that needed to be done was remove the old screen.

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I used a screwdriver to pry up the staples holding the wood trim and then also to remove the screen itself.

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DIY

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Once everything was removed it was time to install the new screen. I laid the roll of screen in place and temporarily put the trim back on the top to hold it in place. I then rolled it down to the bottom. Holding the left edge in place, I used my staple gun to attach the screen on the left side.

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DIY

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I then removed the top trim piece so that I could pull the screen taut on the right side of the door and I stapled the screen all the way down the right side. Then across the top, and lastly, across the bottom. Next was to cut off the excess screen. I used a box cutter to trim all three sides.

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Reinstalling the wood trim pieces made it all look good!

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DIY

This door came with a louver on the bottom. It is amazing how much the door has weathered while hanging there a couple of months. The louver had been stored inside, which is why you see such a color difference.

I turned the door over and proceeded to put it in place. But wait. How does it attach? Hmmmmm, it might have been a good idea to check that out before, because it looks suspiciously like has to be done under the screen. Oh well. Maybe it will just sit in there. NOT!

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DIY

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That will have to be a project for another day. I just hung the door up and placed the louver back inside.

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“Read all instructions first.” Does anybody DO that?

 

 

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11 comments

    • gwingal says:

      Thanks Janis. The grass isn’t a problem, but there is a high spot of ground that stops it about 1/2 way open. I’ve got to get my shovel to it and level it. 🙂

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Melissa! I had to replace the screen in a metal door earlier and it was WAY harder using that spline! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

    • gwingal says:

      Hi Linda. Thanks for stopping by. I love the DI&DI party. Thank you for hosting. I usually do scan instructions first but …. hahaha 🙂

    • gwingal says:

      ha! I don’t really have any directions for it and Mr. Menace took it apart so I can only assume it should have been put in before the screen so the nail/staples would be hidden. Ah well… Thanks for the moral support Keri. 🙂

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