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.

5 comments :

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

    gail

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

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

    - The Tablescaper

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

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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