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May 23rd, 2016

The window screens on this house are all fairly old and many of them have had a rough life. There is paint on them, their original paint has worn off, overall they’re looking pretty rough. This means that they inhibit the view to the garden, which is not OK!
painted window screens 1
Enter matte charcoal gray spray paint. I few quick sprays and voila, the screens are once again dark and seeing outside is once again an option (and a pleasure).
painted window screens 2
It’s amazing how something that seems so insignificant can make such a big impact. I’m in the process of painting most of the screens in the house and I’m really looking forward to the new and improved view to the garden outside! Quick DIY projects are the best, especially those that help me see my hard work in the garden in a better light.

Did you do any DIY projects around the house or garden this week?

4 Comments to “I Can SEE”
  1. Robin on May 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Paint the screens? really. seriously. hmmm… I did not know this. I’m glad you mentioned this!

    I’ve been tearing out, moving, planting, transplanting, digging, hoeing, spading, covering – a busy time in the perennial, kitchen, main and high tunnel gardens. Steve was the responsible one this week. When the weather changed and we didn’t get the rain I expected I said “lets go fishing.” He said “we have stuff we have to get done.” So we did stuff.

    Now where’s my paint….

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  2. MC on May 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Started building three grape arbors using t-posts and cattle panels.

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  3. Kristen on May 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    We re-stained our shutters darker than the original color. My husband put them back up and our house is transformed. So lovely! We also redid some fencing to create a an area for a grape arbor and another row of raspberries between the garden and the corral.

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  4. Jodiana on May 24, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    WOW! I had no idea that was even an option!!! The screens at my house are almost not even see thru anymore. I am glad there is a simple fix. Thanks for the lesson :)

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