I've always loved the look of vintage shoo-fly screens
but have never owned one!
I found this new, gaudy one at Big Lots on the clearance
shelf and thought I could give it a makeover!
I clipped off all the trimmings and this is what was underneath...
I made a new hook by layering two vintage buttons, a single
sterling silver earring and a little sterling jewelry jump ring.
I used a bit of hot glue and grey thread to hold it all together.
The screen had a green glow to it, so I put painter's blue tape
over the metal trim and put a very light coat of white paint on
the screen. It didn't really make it white, but took
away the green glow.
I think it turned out pretty great
and only cost me $2.00.