When Mr. Frugalista came home he asked, "why the heck is there a bunch of old bi-fold doors leaning against our tree?" I got the ole eye roll when I said I had big plans for those doors.
Like the infamous junk drawer we have the junk pit. It's a very useful and functional pit because it houses our firewood piles, extra garbage cans for yard debris, and the list goes on. No matter how organized we try to keep it, it's still an unsightly mess that can be seen from the deck.
My neighbor's louvered doors to the rescue! The stack of blocks under the tarp is a sneak peak at our next project.
The first order of business was removing the hinges from each set of doors. Peak-a-boo says the photo bomber!
The next step was using a post hole auger to dig post holes (make sure you have the area flagged for utility lines before doing this step). I forgot to take a picture...actually that's where I went inside...BORING.
The next part was a breeze, measure and screw the bi-folds in place onto the back of the posts. Sounds pretty simple enough but you should have heard the arguing back and forth about the silly knobs on the doors. Mr. Frugalista couldn't understand why for the life of me I would want the knobs exposed...their knobs for crying out loud! I on the otherhand argued that they added a decorative element to the doors and gave them character. As you can see from the picture below, I won!
...and onto the next section.
After the bi-folds were attached in all three sections.
We had to get a little creative with the last section because we only had two bi-fold doors to work with. Considering we angled this section we decided to make it look intentionally different while using the same building materials.
The original plan was to install dense lattice between each bi-fold (which we also got from our neighbor) but the pattern was competing with the louvers. So we went with cedar fence boards which hides the mess even more. I have to say this choice was much easier to install, just like the bi-folds they were screwed onto the back of the posts.
Now this is where Mr. Frugalista ditched me and got outta Dodge. I spray painted the doors a moss green.
I wanted to install decorative fence post caps but Mr. Frugalista didn't like that idea. So while the cat's away, the mouse did play!
I picked these cute wooden bird houses up at Michaels and played with some paint while enjoying the glorious and long awaited sunshine.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOR FEATURING THIS PROJECT: