Fixing the bones of a house isn't fun DIY or glamorous, but a necessity, so please jump for joy as we make progress in our 20 year fix up!
Our old storm door was green and the latch was broken so we finally gave it away and ordered a new one. I'm all about Craigslist and searched for months for a new-but-don't-need door and couldn't find one. So we went to Home Depot for a new one!
We ordered this one:
It came in less than 2 weeks!
We picked it up 5 days ago and my hub said he'd put it on right away.
This is the old door:
The green storm door and brown main door are now gone...
The entry walls will be cream and all trim white. Good-bye icky blue & brown. I love blue but not this shade. And this brown is all over the house.
Inside of new door that we did get off Craigslist. We'll be replacing the
sidelight as well and all trim will be white.
To install the new storm door, my hub had to remove the outside trim which lead to seeing how crooked the doorway frame was. Last winter, I felt some serious drafts!
(we'll be changing the side light to a full length clear glass, too.)
Can you see the outside?!!
The 2 lines show how "off" the frame was. Almost an inch!
AND....the previous owner was a builder!!
And how about this striker plate?
Hub made a new one and sealed all spaces on day 4.
We almost continued into ripping up the old tiles, but decided to stay on task.
What were we doing? Oh, yes, putting on a new storm door. Ah hem....
to be continued.....
...see you on day 7, 8 or 9....
After I posted this, hub painted the outside and it looks awesome!