It’s that time of year again — time to clean up the clutter, organize and time to screen!
Seeing these examples in Traditional Home and Elle Decor made me want to share our latest screen effort and how to.
Screens are practical and pretty. You can achieve a paneled look similar to some of these without as much expense by using wooden paneling. We used a medium density because we wanted the thickness to allow for a stable base but didn’t want it to be too heavy. A smaller weight one may have been just fine.
A clear coat of waterbased semigloss sealant was applied so that any wood dust or shavings would be sealed before applying Casart.
Casart Faux Panels were applied to each side on the front. Easy peel and stick with no mess, paste or glue needed. They were able to be repositioned easily to align with the edge of the board.
We could have stopped here but we wanted to decorate our screen further and show multiple looks. Since Casart can go over itself, we applied printed Faux Panel Inserts in both the Scroll and the Stars to show both versions. We also used different materials. From the top: Casart Regular (CR), middle – Casart Light (CL) and bottom = Casart Clear. We were testing the latter, which worked well but since it is a transparent film clings a little differently when going over other Casart wallcoverings and the edges pulled up a little but not noticeably. Since we have all our inserts in the same backgrounds as the Faux Panels, the printing these in Casart Clear really isn’t needed — unless someone wanted to use them somewhere else, like directly on a wall or over a mirror, where the light-colored substrate could show through.
Finally, we decided to do something completely different for the back. We used Kristin Nicholas’ Garden of Family Farm Life Panels – Pasture and Garden Birds in Melon. We had some French Peacock Damask in White / Anise left over and decided to use this. Even though busy, it provided a nice contrast and worked to define Kristin’s work with pattern on pattern.
This took all of a day to complete, with the prep of the wood. The total depends on the options you choose but would be the following: $50 for the wood (of which I used half and could get another screen out of it if I wanted) + 4 Faux Panels ($48 (CL) – $53 (CR)) = $146 – $156 (covering front and back sides) or without the inserts. Add $7 – $8 / each and there are square insert spaces per panel but they can be mixed up and alternating with the top on left side, middle on the right side and bottom on the left side. They can be moved around as and changed out and reused as often as you wanted. Using Kristin’s panels were more expensive because they are an art statement. They would be less than the prices quoted here because they were done at custom sizes @ one half the width but 2 panels would be about the same as a small size quoted here, $218 (CL) – $291 (CR). The border was extra so I didn’t include it in the price but our border prices are: $89 (CL) or &98 (CR) for 24 feet.
Search for Casart coverings on Vine and you can see our time-lase and how we Dressed a Naked Screen.
Along with screens, why not add Casart to just about any smooth surface. Here’s a beautiful butterfly table for instance. I see a Casart calling + love the butterfly of course.
Yes, Halloween is right around the corner too and you can scream about that too, but that’s another post. 😉