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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Repurposing A Screen Door

GEM
GLUEING & CLAMPING












Well.....
This gem was given to me by my mother-in-law to do with as I pleased.
Obviously the left photo was taken last spring as evidenced by the lush green grass.
It needed a little help in the sturdiness department
so out came the clamps and wood glue.
And there on the work table she sat and sat and sat,
for almost a whole year!!!
My idea was to make her into a screen divider for
behind my sewing machine.

Enough already, finish it for pete's sake.
So.... 

A few months ago I purchased some paint
in hopes of moving this project along.
Had these awesome hinges, maybe I can work them into the project?


AWESOME HINGES


PAINTED AWESOME HINGES




Purchased  four of these shelf brackets at Canton First Monday last fall,
thinking I could use them as the "feet".


THINGIES
Had five of these thingies in my "stuff" stash,
don't even know what they are or where they came from.
Doesn't matter, they're cool!

ROSETTES
The rosettes were purchased at "The Depot" especially for this project.

I was at "Wally World" a few months ago looking at fabric
and purchased this piece
which is really strange because "I don't do blue"
and even had a blue sheet that matched, even stranger.
I guess this project was in the back of my mind percolating
without me even knowing it.
Everything just kinda fell into place in it's own time.


STRANGE BLUE FABRIC PURCHASE
 

"ALIEN" CLOSE UP

THE LOWER HALF IS THE BLUE SHEET
CHECK OUT THE "FEET"














And if you're thinking I have her upside down, you're right!
The lower half will be behind my sewing cabinet,
why hide these way cool spindles?

The main screen is burgundy, the trims are medium green,
the spindles are light green, and oddly enough,
the solid fabric is light blue and
 the floral fabric is burgundy, white, light blue and black.

My grandson Nathan helped me with this project.
He chose how the rosettes were placed and his thoughts are....
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The two upper roesttes are eyes, the thingies are eyebrows,
the center vertical wood strip is a nose,
the center horizonal rectangle is a mouth and the spindles are teeth.
"Some strange alien thing".
Those were his words!
I see it!

What do you think,
trash or treasure?

Till next time.
Bonjour

5 comments:

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Very cool! I think Nathan is a chip off the old block! What else you got in your "stuff" stash? You come up with the neatest little stuff from there!

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Tell Nathan "I see it too!"

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

We have those exact screen doors on our house, Terry! Yep -- they were rather cheap -- and don't always perform as they should.

I like what you've done with this. Repurposing is always better than throwing it in the trash. You and Nathan did well.

librarianism said...

It's fantastic!

Canyon Girl said...

I love what you did and I see what your grandson saw. Lots of big teeth there.--Inger