New Screen Doors with a Whimsical Dragonfly & Moon-Stars Design

Whimsical Moon & Stars Door for a Screen Porch

Welcome to the 690th Metamorphosis Monday!

These screened doors have been tucked away in my garage, patiently waiting to be installed for two years now.


They were built to replace the doors you see on either side of the screened porch below.

Build a Screened Porch


Naughty mice (rats?) made their own door one cold winter when they decided to homestead inside my large gas grill. Argggh!

Screen door damaged by a mouse


I had rarely used the grill, so I gave it away to a guy who has done work here in my home from time to time. He was thrilled to get it and I was happy to see it go because I didn’t want a mice highway through the doors and across my porch leading out to the grill. lol

Old Damaged Screened Door


It took a while but I finally found someone to install the new doors.


I chose a dragonfly motif for the screened door that leads out to the deck that has a pergola overhead.

Dragonfly Screened Door



Screened Door, Whimsical Dragonfly Cut-Out



There’s so much “stuff” currently falling from the trees and occasionally small things get stuff behind the motif part of the door. It’s easy to remove though, I just loosen 4 of the little metal thingies that hold the screen in and pull the screen out a small amount and the debris falls out. I think once spring gets past, that will probably stop.


Here’s how it looks from the outside. Initially, I ordered all brass hardware from the company that made the doors but when it was time for the installation, I decided to go with white hinges because I wanted the hinges to just disappear. I love the brass knob, though, and decided to use it.

Screened Door with Dragonfly Cut-out


What about the door leading out to the other deck?

Screened Porch Moon Door


You got a quick glimpse of it when I shared it during a recent post.

Screened Door with Moon, Stars Design


Here’s how it looks from the outside.

Whimsical Moon & Stars Door for a Screen Porch


These mahogany doors were handcrafted by the Wooden Screen Door Company. They are located in Maine. I hope they never go out of business because if I ever move and have another screened porch, I’m definitely going to want another one of their doors. They add so much personality to the porch!

Screen Door, Wooden Screened Door Company


Excuse the dirt on the outside of the porch, I took this photo before I gave it a good washing yesterday. I need to have the whole exterior cleaned–the high-up parts that I can’t reach. It’s the price I pay for having so many trees in the backyard.  They do offer glorious shade in the summer, though. The porch is always around 5 degrees cooler than the forecast temperature.

Screen Door with Moon and Stars Design


I need to add some more bottles to my bottle tree this summer. Have any suggestions for products that come in colored bottles–bottles that are actually dyed all the way through and not just on the surface? Otherwise, the sun bleaches them right out.

Whimsical Moon & Stars Door for a Screen Porch


Happy spring to you! Are you starting to enjoy some porch or deck time in your area? It’s raining out this morning but we will have 80-degree weather and lots of sunshine by mid-week, and I am so ready for it! Bring on the sun!

Build a Screened Porch


Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters linked for this week’s Met Monday!

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Author: Andy Edwards