You can just imagine my horror when I walked into the nursery one morning and found our beloved cat sleeping on top of our 3-WEEK-old son’s chest! Our son is fine, he’s 12 (almost 13) and breathing quite well – but, that discovery absolutely made my skin crawl. Within hours my husband and I had installed a screen door to keep the feline out.
You will need:
- Screen door (If you pick up an older door from a sale, just make 100% sure that there is absolutely NO LEAD PAINT on it)
- Hinges and screws to mount the door
- Drop cloths
- Sand paper
- Tack cloth (A specialized type of wiping cloth that is treated with a ‘tacky’ material. It’s designed to remove loose particles of dust, dirt and lint from an area that you’re going to paint or stain.)
- We installed a spring that pulls the door closed
- Lightly sand door. With a tack cloth, wipe remaining saw dust from door.
- Paint or stain/polyurethane door.
- Install hinges, hang door.
- Install handle and spring (optional).
Note to self. Youngest son is 6, time to take down screen door. I guess I’ll add THAT to my never ending ‘To Do’ list.