Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Screen Sign

This is a redesign that almost wasn't.





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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43 comments:

  1. i just love this! i have seen painted screens before and always admire them- you did a great job!

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  2. I love it and thanks for telling us how you did it! ~ Maureen

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  3. Love the screen sign--such a creative idea!

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I love it...what a fabulous idea! How in the heck do you even think of these things!!!

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  5. 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 :)

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  6. 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, Maryann

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  7. I love old screens. I usually keep them for drying flowers, but I love what you did with yours!

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  8. 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!

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  9. What beautiful things you have! And what beautiful groupings! Fabulous blog.

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  10. I love those Rosemary! Very vintage looking. What was he thinking! Thank goodness you caught him.....men....
    Lorraine

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  11. Only the most creative minds would think of that!!!!

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  12. Hi Rosemary,
    I love it...
    You are so clever!!
    Can't wait to see the other ones.
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  13. Rosemary,

    Very clever! I like the way it turned out. I would have never thought to do something like that.

    Kris

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  14. Hubby must clear everything with you before he tosses it. This screen is perfectly chippy and I love what you did with it. hugs, olive

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  15. I love the way this came out! You know I like my signs! You did a great job!

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  16. What do I think? I think you are amazing. Love, love, love this.

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  17. I love the white, chippy paint. It looks so cute with the paris sign on it now. Great idea!

    ~Shanon

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  18. 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!

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  19. You have such great ideas and do such great work!

    Hope you are doing well and having a great week.

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  20. Is there anything you can't do?
    You have an amazing creative gene!!!
    Love the screen signs

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  21. Love it! Brilliant solution for saving the piece.

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  22. WOW!! Absolutely love it!! Great idea! I may have to borrow it lol. Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. This is SO KEWL! My gosh, Rosemary, you're a creative genius! xoxo, Leena

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  24. Love this, Rosemary. Always wondering what to do with old screens :)

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  25. I love what you did with the stencil. Great idea.

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  26. looks great and I am sure some lady will want that for her kitchen wall

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  27. 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.

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  28. I loved this the first time I saw it! It is just awesome. Thanx for coming to party at my place Rosemary!

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  29. I love your sign. Thank goodness you nabbed the wonderful screens before they got thrown out.
    Mary Alice

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  30. You know how much I love these - so glad you shared them at our party today.

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  31. Oh, I love the screen sign.:)

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  32. 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* Vanna

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  33. Brillinat! How do you come up with these ideas

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  34. 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 :)

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  35. Rosemary--Wow! great tute on that stenciling technique! Raising the letters, great outcome!
    gail

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