I've since replaced the lights (of course both had to be replaced because my current light is discontinued) and added a door closer on the storm door to make sure this doesn't happen again.
I ordered the parts from a website called D. Lawless Hardware . This really is an awesome online hardware site. The prices are fantastic! Although since they are a sponsor, I didn't have to pay for the parts.
This was actually a pretty simple DIY, here's the tutorial:
Here's my gorgeous new front entry:
Here's the part, you can find it online HERE
You'll need a drill with a 3/16 drill bit and a screwdriver bit.
The triangular shaped part needs to be installed on the hinge side of the door jamb 1/4" away from the surface of the storm door with the angled edge toward the storm door. I used a pencil to mark the 1/4" measurement and then I held the part up against the door jamb to mark the screw holes to be drilled. Drill your holes and then install the part. I usually drill one hole, screw the part in loosely and then drill through the part for the remaining holes. But that's just me.
Once you have that in place, take the door closer and slip on the clip for holding the door open (the bent over side should be facing the tube of the door closer).
Place the longer, skinnier end into the slot of the triangular part and slip in the shorter of the two pins. (ps the photo below shows the wrong pin, use the shorter of the two pins provided!)
The last piece to install is the door bracket. Attach the door bracket to the tube section using the longer pin and hold the bracket portion up to the door. Mark your screw holes with the pencil. Drill the pilot holes and then attach the bracket to the door with the shorter screws provided in the package.
Once the assembly has been installed, use the screw on the outer edge of the tube to adjust how hard the door closes.
Wasn't that easy? I'll be installing a storm chain next week.
Sometimes these jobs are so easy I can't believe I was ever intimidated by them AT.ALL.
Disclaimer: Although I have partnered with D. Lawless Hardware to demonstrate their products, the opinions shared here are 100% my own.
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!