My husband had an old window screen frame that came out of one of the apartments we own. It was designated for the burn pile, but I pulled it out a long time ago thinking it could be 'Something'.
Originally I thought about adding a backing to it, painting the inside with chalkboard paint & turning it into a chalkboard sign. But, that particular project would require my husband's help in cutting a piece of wood to size. And, John has many other projects that are keeping him busy right now.
Yesterday I brought it inside and thought about just sitting the empty frame on my sideboard as an accent piece.
But, then this morning I got an idea! (It must have been the fact that I got up early & had a shower & a cup of coffee before my boys were up!). What if I stapled fabric to it as my backing? This I can do on my own. I have random pieces of fabric (even though I don't sew I can't pass up cute fabric when I see it at a yard sale). And, I can handle a staple gun.
This is what it looks like......
A closer look....
Here's my problem...With the jars in front again I think it looks too busy. So, do I just use it somewhere else (as a wall hanging or propped up somewhere else as an accent?)? Or, the other thought I had was to either a) paint the top of the sideboard black...to carry the black in the fabric piece. or b) paint the whole sideboard another color...something that pops....like a green or peacock blue. or c) something I haven't thought of yet.
So, I need your creative opinions. What do you think would work?