So after I politely asked the little spider family living in the many webs on this treasure...
applied some spray paint...
and some chevron fabric...
a little mod podge and hot glue
I had this!
Here's how I got to my final product if you want to attempt it yourself.
Step 1: Clean screen and rough it up with some steel wool then apply a spray paint primer.
Step 2: Spray paint the screen in your color of choice. I picked hot pink since it's in the playroom I thought I could go a little wild! I used Rustoleum Berry Pink in Gloss
Step 3. Trace around each section like this on the back of your fabric. I got my fabric from the fabulous U-Fab here in Richmond. It was $9.99 a yard and you need one yard:
Step 4: Cut out traced sections but do not cut on the traced line. Leave a little room for the fabric to tuck under the metal frame of each section.
Step 5: I used mod podge on the back of the fabric to secure it to the screen tucking it under the metal surround for a clean look with no fabric edges showing.
Step 6: To make sure it was super secure I put some hot glue on the back.
Step 7: Spray your hardware
Step 8: Beg your husband to help you hang it! Then thank him profusely saying how you couldn't do this without him etc etc so he will help you with you next project ;)
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