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Screen doors never crossed my threshold of like - oh sure, they sometimes kept insects at bay and generally cats and birds didn't make their way inside. But the doors did bang shut to bruise an elbow and catch many a heel with the slam-bang closer while the screens invariably attracted pushy hands which refused to use the handle.
I invented my own. And I love it.
I've used this method for a baker's dozen of years.
A sheer curtain hangs in the door jamb by a tension rod to allow the view, light and fresh air through the entry while deterring bugs, birds and stray cats. It moves a bit in the breeze. Too much? A length of chain in the bottom hem keeps it more stable. It's easy to put up and remove (night and morning), washable and silent while at the same time it fascinates children and tickles old friends.
When not in use, the ends of the tension rod slip through small brass rings attached to the inside wall behind the house door and my screen door pretends to be a floor to ceiling painting which can be changed for a couple of bucks.
Did I mention that I love it? It is one of my favorite home decorating thingies.