Window Screen to Message Center Upcycle
You’re all familiar with the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”? That’s how I felt when I saw this funky little window screen at a yard sale. I couldn’t resist buying it. I looked at it for months, and decided to take it from Window Screen to Message Center!
I have this little hallway off the kitchen that leads to the bathroom, garage/laundry room and master bedroom. It’s just wasted space, not much going on. It’s convenient to the kitchen and the perfect place for a message center–since I walk through there a thousand times a day!
Here’s what I did with it!
The first step was to remove the screen and the wire decoration on the front.
Next was a wash down and then, when dry, a light sanding to remove any loose paint.
Now for the fun stuff.
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I decided to paint her white (of course) and pulled out my package of Paint Minerals and flat white paint. I mixed 2 heaping tablespoons of Paint Minerals with a small (less than 1/4 c) of water until creamy. Then I poured in about a cup of flat white paint, mixed thoroughly and applied two coats. (If I were painting a piece of furniture I would have waxed over the paint at this point.)
I decided on cork in the top section and chalkboard in the bottom. I had a few old bulletin boards on hand and cut them to size. The cork section went in as is. I flipped the second section of corkboard over and painted it with chalkboard paint-3 coats.
Now that all the elements are ready, it’s time for assembly!
A staple gun and some 1″ staples are all that’s required! Staple the corkboard and chalkboard into place on the back side of the window and DONE!
I love the way it came out. It’s nice to be able to recycle something that was destined for the trash heap into something useful and charming!
Take a look!
Have you recycled anything for your home? I would love to see/hear about it!
Thanks for stopping by, See ya soon!
The post Window Screen to Message Center was written by Karen Ploransky and first seen on The Decorated Nest