Yesterday I posted about my painted magnet letters (here), but I didn’t tell you why I made them because I was feeling lazy and tired. I wasn’t sure when I would get my junky old window screen I bought for $5 sanded and painted so I didn’t want to mention it.
Luckily, the mood struck me about 7pm tonight to get it done. It is dark here by 7:30pm now. So with only the porch light, I sanded and painted and got it done.
I like old chippy paint, but not paint that literally falls off when someone walks past it. This window screen was that bad. I scraped and sanded the loose paint and put a quick coat of light green paint on it. It is a sample from Home Depot in Martha Stewart’s Oolong Tea.
This was my night time work area.
My husband thinks I am a weirdo for working outside at night. These shorter days make it hard on a working girl to get things done in the daylight.
After the paint dried I dry brushed on some acrylic in raw umber to give it an aged look.
I still need to work on my display, but here is the screen for now.
I want to make some cute magnets to hold the photos and I need to put more thought into the photos I use.
I have never liked this corner, but I like it better with the window screen. I need to change up some other things and I have some ideas that I will post when I get them done.
This is what the screen looked like before I painted it.
I like the green Oolong Tea much better not to mention the clean look verses the layers of dirt look.
Have you noticed a little extra something painted on the screen?
I used my bird stencil from my bench project (here) on the screen. It is a subtle touch.
But a good one in my opinion.
My husband thinks I am crazy for putting an old yucky window screen in our house. I like it. What do you think?
By the way, I have a watch giveaway going on here.
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