Did you love to hear the sound of the slamming screen door?
... kids running in and out and "bang" goes the door.
We don't see the use of the old wooden screen doors anymore unless on the older homes.
I am going to share with you some vintage iron and aluminum adjustable guards that were used on vintage screen doors and how I have used them.
The guards had nothing to do with the slamming ... just gave it a little weight and protected the screen from being kicked in or pushed out by someone in a hurry to get the door open or maybe cats or dogs that wanted to get in.
Looking out ...
This is an aluminum full screen door guard, more decorative than protective. I have it on our sliding screen door in our living room. This is just a flimsy mental screen and this "guard" gives it stability. I do enjoy the design of this one with the little bird.
Looking in ...
You can slide the little bird up to make the design tighter.
This is another aluminum screen guard which is more of a guard, but still decorative. It covers the full screen.
It is attached to the top and bottom of the door and the little curls down each side are attached to the sides of the door. Length or width can be adjusted by stretching.
I have it hanging on the wall on our little back porch.
This is the same style, only for the bottom half of the door.
lightweight iron, and adjustable by stretching.
I used it as a backdrop on the fireplace this year.
Love the old green paint with a little bit of rust.
Fall mantel can be seen here.
Same style here ... perfect fit on this vintage screen door that I used when making a potting stand/shelf can be seen here.
Now this is the "heavy-weight" ... it was on the screen door above that I used for the potting stand.
The door came off a Art Deco style house that I think was built in the 1930's.
It is iron. It went across the bottom section of the screen.
The width can be adjusted as shown.
Dusty ... rusty and black chippy paint.
Is sitting in storage right now.
We needed a screen door guard for a patio door on our rental. I found two doors with this screen guard.
Bought both ... took the guards off and gave the doors back to the Thrift Shop.
I use this one to hide our black rain water collection barrel.
It is made of iron ... welded together and is not adjustable. Nice look with a modern design.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing the different screen door guards and how they can be decorative and useful when used other than on screen doors.
Thanks for the visit ... hope you will say hello before you leave.
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