Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shoo Fly...

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to show you the new metal screen I got.  I'm so excited about it.  It arrived on Saturday and couldn't wait to take pictures of it to share with you, but I decided I had to make a stand for it first.
 It's a shoo fly screen.  I have always wanted one!  I've seen them at Hobby Lobby but they always looked too cutesy to me and I wanted one that looked authentically vintage.
And I found one at Antique Farm House.  Have you seen their site?  It's the "baby" shop to WUSLU. 
 I had this large wooden plate in my stash and decided it would make the perfect base for my shoo fly screen.
 I painted the base coat black.
 With a top coat of white.
 Once it dried, I sanded off the white and put a brown antique medium over the top.  And sanded it again once it dried.
And then I added a black wooden candle base to the bottom of it.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it.  And here it is.

 I really like the way it turned out. 

I can't wait to put it on my kitchen island.  But right now I have several projects drying there.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. cool beans Holly! :) I love how you made the stand for your shoo fly!


  2. Shoo flies sure come in handy during the summer! Love the stand you made. Thanks for the link to Antique Farm House!

  3. Great job! Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. That's good looking and handy too! I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by for a visit sometime soon.

    Susan and Bentley