I have a fun project for you today. I changed out the screen from a vintage storm door with chicken wire.
I am taking part in a huge Flea Market show in Louisville over the 4 day Memorial Day weekend. I am not exactly sure what all I’m taking, but I will be be selling the Rustic Wedding Signs I sell on ETSY.
This is a door I got from a neighbor a couple of years ago when he replaced it with a new one.
I started by removing the screen with a razor blade.
Then I removed the pieces holding in the screen.
Dug around in the shed for this chicken wire I curbed a few years ago. . .
I gathered the proper tools, some gloves and a staple gun.
After I stapled the chicken wire, I snipped off the excess with some tin snips.
Then I replaced the trim pieces with some brad nails. This color isn’t a good representation of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint (Tricycle). It looks too pink in these pictures.
This picture shows the true color better. I painted it with the milk paint, but I didn’t wax it. I wanted it to look old and weathered.
I took it for a test drive to make sure I liked how the signs look on it.
I attached a couple of boards about mid way up the back with some old sewing machine cabinet hinges.
To allow it to open, I added some chain.
I added a permanent brace across the bottom (back). The pieces on the left and right slip into place to keep it from collapsing.
You can see that it folds (closes) flat for storage and transporting when the left and right boards are removed.
The neighbor had cut some of the door off on this one side. I added a scrap piece to help the door sit right. Not shown, I added another piece and painted them with MMS milk paint.
Here is the display piece set up without the left and right support pieces.
I try out the signs again.
I used “s” hooks to hang the signs. They work, but easily fall off the chicken wire. I will have to figure out another way to hang them.
I think this is going to work perfectly to hold my signs, and I LOVE the color! I have plans to make another display piece after I get back from my trip.