Old Windows Are Great But Old Window Screens Are A Cheaper Project Option

January 21, 2018
Old windows are getting pricey!  Everyone has seen a project made from old windows that they want to copy from Pinterest!  Right?

I have started picking up old window screens at garage sales and/or thrift shops.  This one was a great find.  Never painted AND it had metal screen.  So many newer screens are made from a synthetic material.  They are not as desirable.

I paid $10 each for a couple never painted ones that were in excellent condition.

Window Screen Family Photo Display #stencil #ASCP #photodisplay
The unpainted screen above was transformed into this upcycled photo display piece.  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen and stencils made the window screen into a fun photo display piece.  See all the details here.

This is one of my favorites and is on display on my hallway wall!

In my next project, I choose the screen on the right with  somewhat chippy white paint.

Window Screen Sign #coffee #oldsignstencils

This window screen was painted dark green and had some condition issues. 

I got it for $5.

Window Screen Winter Sign #oldsignstencils
It became a Christmas sign here.

Another $5 screen purchase.

Window Screen Garden Junk Vignette Backdrop
I didn't even stencil it!  I liked it just as it in a July 4th vignette here.

It was a perfect backdrop for a rustic garden vignette.

I guess I didn't even take a before pic of this green window screen before adding a stencil and hooks. 

Window SCREEN Salvage Ideas #oldsignstencils #stencil
This makeover was so easy!  See the details here.

So find some old window screens!  With chippy paint, and especially with magnetic window screen!  It will work great for projects inside and out!

Window SCREEN Salvage Ideas #oldsignstencils #stencil #sign #christmas #junkgarden
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. As always Carlene you share such great ideas - using framed screens in so many different ways.

  2. Very very cute and love all the ideas!

  3. Such adorable projects. Be safe with this weather.

  4. They are all great creations!

  5. More cute projects.....that I want to try! Thanks for always sharing such great and "do-able" projects! You are so creative!



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