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How to Turn an Old Screen Door Into a Family Message Center

With a busy family, you need to be organized! Our family needed a place for keys, mail, and a place to communicate important messages! I used an old screen door frame for this project. Check out my blog for all the details!
Turn an old screen door into a family message center!
What I started with!
The finished product!
Caster wheels used for hooks to hang keys and lanyards.
Chalkboard for messages, weekly menu, or artwork.

To see more: http://www.hymnsandverses.com/2013/08/turn-old-screen-door-into-family.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Lisa Mauria Livangood
    Lisa Mauria Livangood Superior, WI
    on Aug 27, 2013

    Great idea for a busy family!!!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 27, 2013

    Really cool idea!

  • Lillian Chapman
    Lillian Chapman Canada
    on Aug 28, 2013

    I'm thinking of replacing my back screen door next month and now I know what to do with the old one. Not for myself but it will make a great Christmas present for my youngest daughter she is always leaving messages on the fridge door which get lost or ignored . Thanks a lot Lily C.Canada

  • Betty819
    Betty819 Silver Spring, MD
    on Aug 28, 2013

    Is this screen door still on the hindges in use? I've seen in some of these decorating magazines where people use a decorative screen door instead of a solid door to their panty. It's definately a conversaion piece painted to coordinate with the colors in their kitchen area. Neat! I can picture this being a great idea as long as it is inside for a busy family to use before they leave to go out for their busy day. Our mail slot is built into our front door and I could use a basket on my tea cart by the front door for outgoing mail to take to post office or mail box drop. Any mail that has a personal check inside, I take it directly to the post office or mail box drop that I know gets picked up same time each day by a postal employee. I've seen "dropped outgoing mail" in somebody's driveway once that had fallen out of the carrier's mail bag and that inspired me to taking it to post office on my way out since then.

    • Doreen Cagno
      Doreen Cagno Lititz, PA
      on Sep 2, 2013

      @Betty819 Betty - the door is just propped against a wall.

  • Lynette R
    Lynette R Maryville, TN
    on Aug 28, 2013

    For some reason Doreen, when I try to go to your site from the Hometalke email, I get a message saying this tip "has been removed or is no longer available"? Just thought you'd like to know.

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