Sunday, April 5, 2009

Shoo fly Food Screen Makeover from New to Old

Here is the picture of the one I found at Hobby Lobby they are really easy to do. Just use the toggle and remove ant hanging from chain. Make sure the hook is facing up and use a good brand primer like Krylon Primer (it primes, seals and protects) and then do underside. To make it like rust is on it use some cinnamon and seal with matte modge podge if desired.

Place on your favorite dough board, candle board, etc. Add your favorite seasonal tag all primmed up, using our Pioneer Candy label with your favorite old time candies displayed, or make your own using your graphics from Folk Art From The Harbor, and you are all set to enjoy your beautiful Shoo Them Flies Away Screen!

I thought about blue or green like the vintage colors I have seen with the glass knob tops, and even played with the idea of a flat pewter and slight rusted looking areas to look like my antique shoofly. The blue or green over a chocolate would make a gorgeous Easter grouping!!!

These are sold by Boston Warehouse Trading Corporation but I also found them on HSN by doing a search after realizing not everyone has a Hobby Lobby near them. Of course a Michael's, JoAnn's or even a home store may carry these!

If you are looking for them already done PBK sells the screens too, or you can even check out Catspawprimitives on eBay, I have bought some great dough bowls from her and she always has some great reproductions and real antiques too! She just got back from a cross country trip with a lot of new goodies too!

I have one on an antique bread board with 3 gingerbread men from Winterberry Prims, one antique one that is oval that is just a sit about that I found for a steal on eBay, and this one that hasn't figured out exactly what its place is rightly to be yet.

I think now I need a blue or green over Chocolate ... oh ... maybe even a darker blue to carry me through all year and into the 4th! I think I am going to be painting some more!

Prim Blessin's,