Hey girl, hey! When I saw this framed screen, I was so inspired! And can you believe it was free? A friend sent me a note telling me that there were free things at a nearby yard sale, so I was excited to get out there and see what they had. I got this window screen and a frame, all for free!
Check out the videos below (one bounced out, but I came back!)
Here’s the “before”:
Debi’s Design Diary: Dark and Decrepit
Yard sale: Free framed screen
Habitat for Humanity: .50 watering can
Dollar Tree: most of the florals I used, wood pallet signs, “welcome” sign, chalkboard paint, craft sticks, Tumbling Tower game blocks
Stash: ribbon for bow, drawer pull
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Let’s make it!
First, I reinforced the wood pieces on the frame with staples. It was a little flimsy. The wood is already chippy and perfect, so I’m leaving it alone!
Meanwhile, I also got this for free at the same yard sale! We will craft with it later on!
Now back to the project!
I hot glued the two pallets together, then scraped the excess glue off. I also added a craft stick to add some extra security to the place where they are joined together.
I painted the little pallets with Dark and Decrepit, then dried them with my heat tool.
But wait! Y’all need to see what my assistant Judie just brought me from Gravity Coffee! It was so sweet of her, and is it so good!
I used Apple Barrel Pale Daffodil for my yellow. I applied it just a little heavier than dry brushed, so it is not completely yellow. You can still see the detail of the brown layer. I also sanded it down a bit after I dried it with my heat tool.
I first painted the “welcome” with a teal, but then decided to go over it afterwards in black. The black does make it pop! I also used small beads behind the letters to raise it up from the wood. Remember, use what you’ve got!
I added a craft stick to the watering can to help it stay secure.
E6000 plus hot glue held it to the can. See the next three images for the next steps.
With one craft stick adhered to the watering can, I put hot glue through the screen to stabilize it, then I added a craft stick on the side of the screen you see here. The screen is in between the craft sticks.
I used these Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower blocks to raise up my “welcome” sign, then I attached the sign to the blocks with hot glue.
We’re almost there!
I added a chain hanger (Michaels Grab Bag) with my staple gun.
I made a bow with Dollar Tree white burlap, blue seersucker, some yellow fabric and raffia, and I attached it with E6000 and hot glue. My son Wesley brought me a door handle left from my kitchen redo, and I added that to the bottom, also with E6000.
Y’all, I am so happy with how this turned out! I’m thinking that if I do hang it outside, I’ll hang it on the covered porch. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Thank you for stopping by,
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