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?
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
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- Measuring Tape
- 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
- 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.
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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