We've been cleaning up in and around the garage, and my husband almost threw a few white screens away.
I intervened. I love the chippy white finish, and remembered what I did with some of these several years ago. This was a spray paint project. I put together "PARIS CAFE" with some of my letter stencils. The signs I made before had simple black stenciling, with smaller lettering. I wanted this one to have a little more presence. So, I used large stencils, and overlapped the letters.
First I sprayed over the stencil with black. I then raised the stencil about a quarter inch up, and to the right.
Next, I sprayed it with green.
What do you think? I have a few variations in mind for the others.
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Love it what a cool idea!ReplyDelete
i just love this! i have seen painted screens before and always admire them- you did a great job!ReplyDelete
Cute idea smarty GURL!ReplyDelete
I love it and thanks for telling us how you did it! ~ MaureenReplyDelete
Love the screen sign--such a creative idea!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I love it...what a fabulous idea! How in the heck do you even think of these things!!!ReplyDelete
love it is there anything in your garage that hubby can throw out knowing you couldn't make something with it I don't think so the man should give up now :)ReplyDelete
You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous transformations! I think they look great! I would never have thought to do that... take care, MaryannReplyDelete
Simple. and Amazing too. :)ReplyDelete
I think it's perfect!ReplyDelete
I love old screens. I usually keep them for drying flowers, but I love what you did with yours!ReplyDelete
I think this is the most beautiful screen that I've ever seen, Rosemary! I love your idea of adding the shadow to the letters in a different color. Thanks for the great idea! Tres magnifique!ReplyDelete
i think i love it:)ReplyDelete
What beautiful things you have! And what beautiful groupings! Fabulous blog.ReplyDelete
I love those Rosemary! Very vintage looking. What was he thinking! Thank goodness you caught him.....men....ReplyDelete
I love it...
You are so clever!!
Can't wait to see the other ones.
All the Best,
Very clever! I like the way it turned out. I would have never thought to do something like that.
Hubby must clear everything with you before he tosses it. This screen is perfectly chippy and I love what you did with it. hugs, oliveReplyDelete
I love the way this came out! You know I like my signs! You did a great job!ReplyDelete
What do I think? I think you are amazing. Love, love, love this.ReplyDelete
I love the white, chippy paint. It looks so cute with the paris sign on it now. Great idea!ReplyDelete
You are so lucky you rescued the screen before it hit the trash pile...You gave it a new life and what a treasure it is!..I said it before and I shall say it many times more...you are so very talented!ReplyDelete
You have such great ideas and do such great work!ReplyDelete
Hope you are doing well and having a great week.
Is there anything you can't do?ReplyDelete
You have an amazing creative gene!!!
Love the screen signs
Love it! Brilliant solution for saving the piece.ReplyDelete
WOW!! Absolutely love it!! Great idea! I may have to borrow it lol. Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
This is SO KEWL! My gosh, Rosemary, you're a creative genius! xoxo, LeenaReplyDelete
Love this, Rosemary. Always wondering what to do with old screens :)ReplyDelete
I love what you did with the stencil. Great idea.ReplyDelete
looks great and I am sure some lady will want that for her kitchen wallReplyDelete
Wow! Who would have thought to paint it twice, just a bit to the side the second time? Gives it a nice 3-d effect. These will sell like hotcakes, I assure you! Love them.ReplyDelete
Best idea ever!ReplyDelete
So Clever, love this! nice job!ReplyDelete
I loved this the first time I saw it! It is just awesome. Thanx for coming to party at my place Rosemary!ReplyDelete
I love your sign. Thank goodness you nabbed the wonderful screens before they got thrown out.ReplyDelete
You know how much I love these - so glad you shared them at our party today.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love the screen sign.:)ReplyDelete
I know I sound like a broken record, but I love it! Oh no your husband did NOT try to throw those windows away?! He should know better than that *winks* VannaReplyDelete
Brillinat! How do you come up with these ideasReplyDelete
Gorgeous! So creative! And who would have thought - from a fly screen that that was on it's way out forever... Very thrifty and chic - well done :)ReplyDelete
Rosemary--Wow! great tute on that stenciling technique! Raising the letters, great outcome!ReplyDelete