Back to business. I used my handy dandy favorite tool, my Dewalt Orbital Sander, and sanded down to the bare wood. Probably didn't have to sand all the way down, but I had a flood in my garage and the bottom of the wood was briefly wet and got surface mold so I just had to be sure. I used Kilz primer paint for the first coat and then used a semi-gloss white latex and mixed in some Floetrol for the next couple of coats. Floetrol is a liquid that is mixed with paint so you can't see the brush stokes and leaves you with a smoother finish.
The shutter style just had to go so I cut them out and was left with a wood frame. I made a backing using some 1/4' plywood, cut down a metal screen (I bought at Home Depot), and used quarter inch square pieces to hold in the screen.
I scrubbed down the original hinges and re-used it because they came out beautiful and almost a satin silver look. I bought new knobs to match the satin silver look. And SNAP! I think it turned out gorgeous!
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