Friday, May 7, 2010
fix-it friday #5
You've seen this funky old door in a million photos. It's straight out our back and leads into the garage. I love the patina and know that I should paint it, but it's aging so beautifully. The hook and eye latch was constantly being pulled straight out of the old wood by every strong wind that gusted by. After a large storm last year, the latch blew right off... and then the door flew off of it's old rusted hinges. It was quite dramatic! I loved the old rusty hinges, but they needed to be upgraded. Instead of putting another hook and eye latch in, we temporarily put up a scrap of wood that turns on a screw. It worked so well, that it's become the permanent solution.
It's not a new idea, we have several antique cabinets that have a wooden "latch". I bet there are a lot of fixes out there that were meant to be temporary, but have held up over the ages. Why fix something that isn't broken... anymore? Any repairs going on in your neck of the woods? We'd all love to hear! Happy Friday!