An Old Window Screen Sign For My Potting Bench By The Shed

May 13, 2021


Photo of an old white framed window screen
I found several old window screens at a garage sale a few years ago. 

This one gets its second makeover here.

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Photo of a stenciled window screen window box
In the screen's first outdoor garden makeover, I stenciled it with a grain sack stripe and a red tractor.  I also added a planter box HERE.

Yesterday, I removed the planter box, and painted over the screens using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth It took several coats of paint.

Photo of Old Sign Stencils Cafe stencil
I then pulled out my new 2021 Cafe Stencil from Old Sign Stencils,

Photo of Old Sign Stencils Garden Tools Stencil

I have used this stencil on a toolbox project HERE.  These stencils coordinate for easy mixing and matching!

Photo of stencils on an old window screen
I laid the screen horizontally this time, and added both stencils.

Photo of two stencils taped on a window screen
I taped them down with blue painter's tape.

I pounced on the Garden Tools and Cafe Stencils using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash,Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Kudzu, and Dixie Belle in Barn Red.

I substituted "Eat In - Take Out" with "Garden" from the Garden Tools stencil.  "Garden Cafe" was more fitting for my sign.

Photo of rustic window screen garden sign
I used Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Cover Spray in Satin to protect the paint and stenciling outside.  I sprayed on two coats.

Photo of rustic stenciled screen sign
Here is my chippy screen garden sign!

Photo of window screen garden sign
It's hanging over my potting sink, now in a new location, next to my garden shed.

Photo of garden junk shed decor
I have changed up the shed wall decor, and also hung my Farm Supply Window project.

All prices on the Old Sign Stencils's website are listed in Canadian currency, but there is a handy conversion link for your convenience.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

Photo of garden junk gas cans
I added some of my farm supply/garden tools to the vignette.

Photo of garden junk shed decor
More of this vignette to come with the Garden Cafe side of the potting sink!

Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Oh my goodness... these are adorable, and I love how you coordinated them to work so well together! Yet another gorgeous addition to your sweet garden shed!

  2. I love your garden shed/potting bench zone, Carlene, and how awesome is that sink! The rustic signs pull it all together so nicely.


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