Custom Porch Screen Door

Believe it or not, the weather is still tolerable here in Phoenix.  The 90’s have made their debut, but I don’t mind, I’m still leaving the doors open allowing the air to come in.  This will last until I sweat at my desk then come to realize the good weather is over and it’s time to take on sewing projects indoors!

I wanted a screen door built for our door from the dining room onto the porch.  But, I didn’t want any screen porch door because I don’t like the way it blocks my view of our pretty yard.  I had a special one in mind!  So handyman Dennis came and took down my request.  I basically wanted the door to flip to the other side and stay there until I actually wanted to use it.

Hey, I’m a photographer, I don’t like fuzzy scenery.

This is what it looks like if I were to use it:

And this is the way it is when I don’t want to use it, it’s on the other side (see it on the right) but still looks cute.  Yes I know there’s a cord there hanging from the ceiling and I don’t know what to do with it yet.  I’m not photoshopping it, it’s real life.

Screen door from Home Depot, and Dennis added Pottery Barn handles I snagged on sale for $6 each on both sides of the door.

Isn’t it lovely?

On another note I can’t believe that fern is still alive since I pretty much shoved it into that pot insisting that it had to fit there.

Oh, and I never did figure out how to get that garden rake head off, so I asked Dennis to rip it off.  Here it is, holding some of my garden hand tools next to a very sun-bleached American flag.

Happy porch screen weather – for the next few days anyway!

Diana Elizabeth says the garden is doing well – it’s cute to see the little green peppers growing and starting out small and the tomatoes. 

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Logan Brown

    I love the way you design your home! Its so creative and homey feeling. I would love to find more customers like you!

  • Mailinh

    This is too adorable! Love your home improvement posts. (Love the shade of blue used, too). :)

  • Tiffany

    Love all of your home improvement projects :) Also wanted to let you know that Dennis is great. Remembered him from your posts and needed someone to do a few repairs around my house before we sold it. Gave him a call and he helped my mom out. So, thank you for that!

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Tiffany! That’s awesome! He’s here right now doing a few more fix ups, haha! I don’t know what we’d do without him! The house would be in shambles! So glad he’s been able to help you!


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