DIY Lace Window Screen

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

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This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or lace window screen. By using some 1×2’s and thrifted lace you can make your own!

I have even seen people use cornstarch and water to make a paste and then “glue” their lace to a window. Wouldn’t this be a perfect solution for privacy screening in a rental house?

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

Our 100+ year old farmhouse boasts of a woodstove in the winter and open windows in the summer.  For the most part, it works just fine.  The tall trees around the house afford a surprising amount of shade and keep the house relatively cool.

The problems start to come when we can’t open our windows because the don’t work right or a screen is missing. Screens aren’t that expensive to replace, but they continue to be reprioritized on our list and not get replaced.

Finally, I landed on a beautiful solution (thank you, Pinterest) and whipped up a lace window screen this week for the most central window in the house.

The house is already so much more comfortable and my girls have requested that I make two more their room, I think I will show them how to make them themselves even.

 

DIY Lace Window Screen

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

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Supplies Needed

  • Measuring Tape
  • 1×2’s
    • I chose pine from Home Depot
  • Paint (optional)
  • Staple gun
    • You might be able to do this with a hand held one, too.
  • Compressor (to go with pneumatic staple gun)
  • Lace panel
    • See some options below from Etsy

Tutorial

  • Measure the opening of your window, you will be closing the window just enough to hold the screen in place.
  • Cut your 1×2’s into four sections with the corners at 45 degree angles.
  • Staple your frame together and paint, if desired.
  • Using your fame as a template, cut out a section of lace and staple to the back of the frame.
    • See the video below for tips on how to get it really smooth.
  • Place in window and slightly close the window to hold in place.

This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

 

When not in use, I plan to use the screens as wall decor!  They have a slight bohemian touch which works well with farmhouse and shabby chic.

Now I am scheming about using this idea for my screen door!

 

Watch this video to see how easy it is!

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This project is good for a window covering, privacy screening or a lace window screen. By using some 1x2's and thrifted lace you can make your own!

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