I made a shoo-fly screen!!!!
I have been wanting to do this for some time and have found a few strainers on my junkin/antiqueing trips. I found a .25 cent strainer on my last junkin trip and had my husband cut the handles off. I then followed the instructions by Genevieve of Olde Pear Primitives. I think it was very nice of her to share these awesome instructions!!!
Here is a link to her primitive shoo-fly tutorial:
Also here is a link to her tutorial in creating a faux rust finish:
Here is the before picture:
...............and here is the after picture:
I used Autumn Brown paint for the shoo-fly screen and I placed a 1" wooden knob on top which I painted black, sanded and applied Gunstock stain over the paint.
I really like how it turned out and appreciate the instructions that Genevieve shared.
I think I will keep this one and hope to make a few to place in our craft/antique booth!!!
Have a Great Weekend!!!