Friday, January 29, 2016

Stenciled Initial on a Salvaged Screen

I've been looking for an old square window screen for quite a while now. I was about to give up and make my own when I spotted something at an antique mall a few weeks ago.  It wasn't a window, but it was square-ish and it had the rustic character I was looking for.

I'm not sure what it was originally used for, but it was a perfect canvas for my last name initial - H.
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This is the blah and boring frame I started with. I washed it with warm soapy water, then conditioned the dry wood with some Howard Feed-N-Wax. (affiliate link*)

I created the H with my Silhouette Cameo, then stenciled the screen with acrylic paint using the dry brush technique.  A little paint goes a long way when stenciling on a screen!

It needed a little something extra, so I glued a vintage drawer handle to the top of the frame with E6000.  The handle was included in the box of treasures that Kathy sent to me last month.

H is also for Happy! Healthy! Heart!

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21 comments:

  1. Here's hoping and praying Mr's surgery goes well, quick and for a speedy revocery

    Like your screen creations also

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  2. I'm on your prayer team, too, especially praying that the surgery went as scheduled today and that all went well. Love the screen project... can't believe you had time to accomplish yet another project!!!

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  3. Prayers for your Mr!! Love the screen and that handle on top is just the right touch.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. This turned out beautifully! I wouldn't have thought to stencil a screen- I love the idea. The antique drawer pull on top adds so much!

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  5. Sending my prayers for a full and speedy recovery.
    Isn't that Howards Feed-N-Wax the best! It really brings the life back to wood. Love that you stenciled the screen and added the drawer pull. Best ~ Mickie

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  6. Sending all the best wishes for your hubby, dear Betsy. Hopefully all went well and he will recover fast.
    I love your screen. It turned out perfect and your Valentine's decoration is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  7. Love it! Great vignette surrounding it too.
    Brenda

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  8. LOVE your creative screen! Sending love and best wishes for today and the surgery!

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  9. I love this. I am thinking it would be fun to stencil a word or a phrase on one.

    Thanks for the idea.

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  10. This is fantastic! LOL I think my dresser set growing up had those same "vintage" handles! It's scary when you start seeing things like that haha.

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  11. Sending prayers and good thoughts for a successful surgery! xoxo
    Love the fun screen initial, Betsy!

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  12. Oh Betsy, I am behind on my blogging and just read this post. I hope everything went well with the surgery!!!

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  13. Love your screen - and I love that you could envision this ahead of time!! Hope Hubby's surgery went well!

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  14. I hope your husband's surgery was went well and is successful. Sending healing energy and wishes for an uncomplicated and speedy recovery. A family member's illness and/or surgery and recovery can be stressful on the rest of the family, too. Don't forget to take care of you.

    Cute screen project. Seems like the screen you found worked as well or better than the type you were looking for. Nice when that happens, isn't it?

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  15. Sending happy thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery!

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  16. You and the Mr. are in my thoughts, Betsy. I hope all goes well. A big big hug for you.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. I love your H screen and your other little H's! Praying for the surgeon's hands and a quick recovery for Mr. MST.

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  18. Your screen looks like it was used to make paper in it's past life. I could be wrong but I had a similar one that is part of a set for paper making.

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