Daryl has been on the lookout for an old fashioned screen door for a play he’s putting on in September. Last week, he spotted one by the street for trash pick-up and snagged it. When he got it home, he realized it seemed to be made for very tiny people (!) and would not work at all.
A door made for very tiny people? I immediately seized on it and asked Daryl to hang it up for us.
Three hinges and ten minutes later, we had a door to nowhere. Or the back yard. Or anywhere.
Daryl added a hook and eye screw so the door can be fastened against the garage when out of use.
We discovered that it made a perfect stage for puppet shows!
Or just make believe.
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that often the most magical things are things that other people would consider rubbish. Whether it’s scrap wood painted bright colors and used as giant outdoor building blocks or old doors that lead to nowhere, there’s often pretty nifty stuff out there waiting to be imagined — for free!