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Friday, April 2, 2010

Screen Redo

Here's the screen I picked up for $10 last weekend. I needed one of these to hide a hot water heater in my craft room- but she needed a little make-over first.First I took her all apart.
Then prime, sand, paint, sand. I wanted to replace the lace with a nice heavy black check fabric but, one problem, I don't sew! Dispite that fact, I pulled out my sewing machine- I bought this for myself for Christmas in hope I would learn to sew. I used the lace as a pattern and just wung it (is that a word, or is it winged it? Or well) It turned out amazingly well. Here's the after...
I ended up using a width that was 3 times the lace width because I wanted it to really gather. I hemed all the edges then made a casing (I think that's what it's called) for the rods to go through.
This will be such a great disquise for my hot water heater.
I wish I could have photographed her in the craft room- but that project is not quite ready. Today it's over to Laura's nursery, so the craft room will just have to wait! Have a great weekend, hope you find lots of trash. Love, Kelly

Linking up to:

Frugalicious Friday At Finding Fabulous

Remodelaholics anonymous at Remodelaholic

Furniture feature friday at Miss Mustard Seed’s

Show and tell Friday at My Romantic Home


  1. That is adorable! I love the black and white!

  2. Personally, I favor wung it.

  3. this is just darling! love the fabric!

  4. Wung...:) just made my whole day.

  5. Wow! For someone who claims they don't sew, you did a fantastic job!

  6. I looove it painted white and your fabric is so cute! Nice makeover! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  7. Love, love the check fabric and color.

  8. re-do love, girlie!! I would love to find 1 for $10 to separate my craft room from the dining room.

    I also really hope I can figure out my sewing machine. I love fabric and would love to figure out the threading and everything. lol

  9. I love the screen redo!! Awesome job!

  10. i have similar mini ones with green checks for my windows interested in the lace for mine are you interested in selling it to me ?id love to buy it thank you

  11. Jeanie, if you'd like the lace I'll just give it to you as a gift. Just email me and we can set up a time to pick up/ or ship if you're not close.