Several months ago I found an old screen door at a local Flea Market.
It was dingy and dirty and even sporting a few "vintage" cobwebs as a bonus.
Mr. Concrete was skeptical as usual, but only gave me a few dirty looks when I insisted on having it.
He even talked the vendor into a better price! ($8, gotta love him)
I wasn't certain what to do with my fun new purchase when I carried it to the car, but it didn't take long for inspiration to strike.
This was a Pre-Blog Project (PBP) so I have no before pics of this bad boy in all of it's cobwebby goodness.
But I do have a couple "in-progess" shots.
|The DAMASK Begins!!|
I painted the weathered, grey wood with a sloppy dry-brush of white, then threw some black on the screen to freshen it up.
If my Script Wall didn't clue you guys in to my tendency to bite off more than I can chew, this one just might.
I can't be the only crazy home decorator who got an idea in their head at 9 o'clock on a Sunday night and absolutely couldn't wait one more second to start it!
One might argue that a stencil and white paint would have been acceptable tools for this project.
And they'd be right.
But, I had neither.
And Michael's and Hobby Lobby were closed! (and these were pre-Silhouette days)
And I was IMPATIENT!
So picture me tracing this damask directly off my computer screen, (no busted-down printer will get in my way) taping that tracing to the back of the screen door and then tracing/painting it on with the only thing I had available.
A Chalk Marker!
Well it worked didn't it?
I only had to move that makeshift print-out stencil thingy a few times, and do some measuring and taping and bending and cutting and yada, yada, yada...
I'd buy a stencil next time, ya happy?!!
And we won't be throwing buckets of water over my chalk masterpiece any time soon, but it's held up so far.
|Hey, I actually used paint on this part!|
Mr. Concrete was kind enough to cut down a left over piece of bead board for me to fit in the middle section and add some interest.
My plan was to glue it in place but the fit was so perfect it wasn't necessary.
|The printer actually worked for the Monogram part. I'm a lucky girl!|
I added a Monogram to the bottom for our last name, put our Anniversary year in the middle and hung a wedding pic to top it off!
I've recently been tossing around the idea of adding some color behind it.
Just a hint of duck egg blue would be kinda yummy...
or am I crazy?
And hey! Don't forget the Ramsign Giveaway is still going on through this Saturday, 7/28. Don't miss it!
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