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:

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

Love it what a cool idea!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

Cute idea smarty GURL!
;)
Lub it!

It's All Connected said...

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

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the screen sign--such a creative idea!

Victoria said...

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

Debbie V said...

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 :)

mariondee-designs said...

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

Lesley said...

Simple. and Amazing too. :)

Sherry said...

I think it's perfect!

Susan Hemann said...

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

Donna said...

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!

lynn said...

i think i love it:)

Janice said...

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

miss flibbertigibbet said...

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

Holly said...

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

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

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

Kris said...

Rosemary,

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

Kris

Olive Cooper said...

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

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

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

Terry said...

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

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

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

~Shanon

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

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!

Amy Kinser said...

You have such great ideas and do such great work!

Hope you are doing well and having a great week.

Blue Creek Home said...

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

Linens and Laurel said...

Love it! Brilliant solution for saving the piece.

Debi said...

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

pink*cherub*moon said...

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

ImSoVintage said...

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

Little Miss Maggie said...

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

Curtains in My Tree said...

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

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

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.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Best idea ever!

victoriantailor said...

So Clever, love this! nice job!

Pamela said...

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

chateau chic said...

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

Anne said...

L-O-V-E it.

Terry said...

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

Cindy said...

Oh, I love the screen sign.:)

lvroftiques said...

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

Mimi said...

Brillinat! How do you come up with these ideas

Laura said...

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 :)

gail said...

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