MODIFYING THE SUNROOM DOORS

June 13, 2016

I think I would love to one day fence in our yard, but until then our sunroom is a lovely place to experience the great outdoors while still keeping all children safely wrangled. Well, actually it was not that safe.

The bottom half of the doors were screen and as usually happens when something near your feet is screened, it was busted out.

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Where the trellis around the bottom half of the sunroom would safely keep little ones in, the door was the weak link that prevented this from being a totally bomb summer play space and hang out. And when weather started to get warm, we very much wished it was functioning.

With 1/8″ wood sheets (that I have become quite fond of and may even use for some shiplapping), we created panels for the bottom portion of the door.

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We considered a double panel, but decided a single rectangle looked nicer and still normal from the exterior view.

David stripped away the old screen with a razor to have everything cleaned out for the new panels.

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We painted them with the same porch and floor paint that was used on the furniture and attached with tiny finishing nails.

Our sunroom still needs all the decorative details that will really make it come alive. But, with the door repair completed, it is at least now fully functional and ready to roll.

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Comments

  • Chris

    This looks really good and still provides a full view to the outside as well as keeping the little ones safe and contained. I’m anxious to see what colors you’re going to pick for the space – I can see ferns hanging, but then I’m a plants kind of person. This would do well for ferns because they would benefit from the outside air as well as any humidity. My vision would also include a ceiling fan to lazily move the air around. I’m sure you’re going to make good use of this area and enjoy it alot.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Chris!

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