Another Project for my Repurposed Photo Holder Gallery Wall


I found some really great home made screens at a garage sale last month.  They hadn't been painted or stained.  I gave them two coats of vinegar & steel wool stain to darken them up a bit.  The recipe for the vinegar and steel wood stain is all over Pinterest.


Next I taped around the screen with blue painters tape to I wouldn't slop paint on the screens.  I then painted the wood frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  I distressed it and waxed it.

I taped a doily stencil on the frame and started stenciling with light ivory craft paint, but the lines of the stencil were too fine for painting on a screen.  I washed it off before it got dry.  I also used a little Krud Kutter spray that works pretty well to get paint off that hasn't cured yet.

I ended up using a Decoart Mandala Stencil.  It was smaller but has a bolder design that worked with my screen.

Repurposed Window Screen Photo Holder organizedclutter.net
I stenciled two doilies on each screen section.  Since the screens were made of metal and not the new synthetics, magnets worked to hold my photos.

I used the Momenta Adhesive Stencil "Blessed" at the top.

Repurposed Window Screen Photo Holder organizedclutter.net
I hot glued old buttons onto magnets to hold the photos.  As you can see I have room to add more photos.
Hallway "Repurposed Photo Holder" Gallery Wall organizedclutter.net
 Do you remember this hallway gallery wall that is a work in progress?  It's not for everyone, but I am having fun with it!

Adding Interest to a Boring Hallway Wall with Repurposed Photo Holders organizedclutter.net
Here are links to all of my photo gallery wall projects.

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10 comments:

  1. I love how your creative brain works . . . like you say, your wall may not be for everyone, but I Love It!

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  2. I love your wall! The screen is wonderful! You are so creative!!!

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  3. Very creative and truly on of a kind! Who would think to stencil on a screen!

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  4. Very creative I like that color too! I like that other one with the clothes pins, looks like it may have come from an old crib?

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  5. LOVE it, Carlene! This is the most interesting photo wall I've ever seen!

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  6. score finding the screens! love it and the pictures are so cute

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  7. your gallery wall is UH-MAAAAAZING!!!! Love it!

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  8. Some many ways to display photos! i love all these ideas and love seeing this wall space morph to gorgeous!

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  9. Perfect frame DIY! Genius! I love it!

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