diy adorned screen door

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diy adorned screen door (1)

after falling in love with this screen door, the hunt was on for something similar. only then did i realize that such ornate screen doors didn't exist within our budget. oh no! i found beautiful antique doors that were the wrong size, handcrafted doors that were out of our budget and standard 'farmhouse' doors that seemed to be everywhere already. i wanted something unique, easy and affordable. so, i embellished my own!

diy adorned screen door (4)

this project came together in just an afternoon and was so much fun to make! here's what i used:

- standard screen door
- 4 vinyl corner brackets (also available in pine)
- re-screening tool
- knob of your choice (like this one)
- 8 screws and a drill
- caulk
- paint of your choice + a paintbrush
- screen door hanging kit
*optional: new screen wire

diy adorned screen door (2)

first, remove the screen from the door by simply pulling up the old tubing. place the corner brackets where you want them in each corner and attach them using two screws and a drill (the screws will easily drill right through the vinyl). once they're attached, caulk around the seams to give it a nice finished look  (i skipped this step and wish that i hadn't!). once the caulk is dry, paint the screen door, front and back and let it dry thoroughly. apply two coats if necessary.

next, you'll want to re-install the screen using a re-screening tool. i used new screening wire that i purchased at the hardware store, but i think you could also just replace the original screen. the original screen will already be cut to fit exactly, and a new screen will need to be trimmed later. trimming it later is probably preferable so that you don't have to be so precise in your installation.

attach the new knob of your choice and hang the screen using a screen door hanging kit. i did all of these steps all by myself (the hubs was out of town and i was determined to surprise him!), so if i can do it, i know you can!

diy adorned screen door (3)

the sound of a screen door slamming is such a nostalgic noise to me, it just takes me right back to my childhood! so when installing, i was sure to include the old-style screen door spring. :)


  • Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE YOUR HOUSE! Amazing view in the back too of the mountains! So happy that you found such a great “home to roost” The work you guys have done is very evident!

  • I love it!!! of course…

  • I LOVE this idea! We will be moving into our new house within the month and I am so doing this! Thank you, Bonnie!

  • How cute! Love that you totally went for it and just came up with your own solution. :) I’m usually not quite as brave, because I typically worry that I will mess it up.

  • Brilliant! Your home is beautiful!

  • I love your new screen door! What a lovely idea! It turned out so charming. =)

  • Pretty! And, I have to agree, I love that sound of the slamming screen door. We had one, as did both of my grandmothers. :-) When we had our porch screened I told them that I wanted it to slam. They thought I was crazy. ;-)

  • Wow, it is so beautifully adorned! =The color, shape, ok … everything is so serenely beautiful. GREAT combo.

  • I seriously just pinned a strikingly similar screen door inspiration photo and was wondering where to find an affordable one. Love this idea!

  • Hi!
    Where did you get the lower corner brackets? the link you posted is for the ones above, and the ones below are SO CUTE!

    • thanks, mandi! i got them from lowes as well. they were right beside each other! :)

  • Where did you find the embellishments for your screen door. I have looked at several stores and all I can find are the ones that go outside to embellish the porch. They are too wide for my screen door

    • hi kimberly! i’ve linked to the embellishments in the post above. i found them both at my local hardware store in the porch department. i hope this helps!

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