When my good friend Benita, her cute little blog is titled The Adventures of Driving Miss Daisy, theadventuresofdrivingmissdaisy.blogspot.com mentioned wanting to make a prim looking shoo-fly screen, I set about trying to find instructions. I was so glad to find easy instructions and pictures over at Olde Pear Primitives. Genevieve decided to share with the world how she makes these great little screens and sells them. Her blog is also a good one so please go over and take a look at her beautiful prim goods. oldepearprimitives.blogspot.com
I found a nice size metal colander at Walmart and although it took my sweet hubby's strength to cut off the metal handles, the work was worth it. He also grinded down the sharp cut metal with his electric grinder and I filled in the small areas with hot glue. That's all I could think of to fill the areas in before painting. It worked great, you can hardly tell.
I regret that I didn't use her great "rusting" technique and should have. I'm not happy with the primer color that I used. I plan on changing it to make it look more like authentic rust.
Go on over to her blog and take a look around. Tell her Lillie Mae sent ya over!
I have such a bad case of fall fever, I'm having to fight the urge to decorate. I just keep telling myself it's too HOT and part of the fun is the cooler weather. So, I'm making myself wait but stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels does not make it easy.