November 5, 2012

Using Radiator Screen

I often use radiator screen in my transformations



I started with this cabinet


First I added my homemade plaster flowers, the tutorial is HERE,






 and painted the cabinet with heirloom white homemade chalk paint



I cut out the front of the cabinet door with a jigsaw, then using tin snips (Or you could use a scissors) I cut a square from this radiator screen



I purchased at Lowes, it comes in 36 X 36 squares in many different patterns and finishes.   Its made of a light tin making it easy to cut.  It's a little pricey, I can't remember exactly, I think it is around $30, but you can use it on many projects

I stapled it onto the door 



Then after painting the inside of the cabinet with oops green paint



I reattached the door



And finished the cabinet with clear Minwax followed by Annie Sloan dark wax



The first time I used the radiator screen was in some of my upper kitchen cabinets and I've used it many times since





I'm going to put this in my booth at Orange Tree and I think I'll price it at $45

There ya go!   You could always use inexpensive screen or chicken wire...Just throwing out an alternative idea.

Happy Creating!

Carol





38 comments:

Gina said...

I love it, Carol! I have lots if radiator screen in my house, but that's because I actually have radiators! Lol. I would imagine this to be a fast seller in your booth. You did a wonderful job!

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Galina Hristova said...

Wow!!!Elegant!I like the work you and your clever ideas!I love these roses and soft green color inside!Greetings!

It's All Connected said...

You made a very pretty piece out of that cabinet! My waterslide decals arrived on Fri. and I can't wait to try them out! ~ Maureen

Shelly said...

I absolutely adore it, you are so talented. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us. Your prices always seem really fair too. The people in your area are lucky to get to shop your booth for such improved treasures.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I saw this at one of the local hardware stores in our little town... I was wondering what all types of things I could use it for.
I love this. Great use....
I'm thinking ...I need to go and check out your plaster flower tutorial too!

Have a great week! Pat

Laurie said...

its beautiful and I have a pie pantry cupboard I could use that on!!!!

Claudia Tyler said...

Great job Carol! Really good inspiration and I also love your kitchen. Who couldn't be a good cook with such lovely surroundings! Have a good week. Claudia

Createology said...

The little cabinet with screen is charming. I love seeing your kitchen with all of its cozy homey beauty. It is just as I imagined it would be. Feminine and romantic and elegant...just like you dear.

Wendi Galczik said...

Loved learning about radiator screen. thanks..hope I can find some, too, here in the middle of nowhere..it looks great, and so does your project..if I were close enough, I'd buy it, you sell your creations very inexpensively...♥

June said...

Another winner! What a great idea. I can't wait to try it.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

What a good idea. I feel like I say that a lot here... I love your kitchen too. It looks just like you. haha..and I've never seen you. lol

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Awesome Carol... You are sooo Talented... You inspire me to keep trying to do more things... Hugs, Cindy

Pat C. said...

Unbelievable. Awe-inspiring. Drop-dead gorgeous.♥ ♥ ♥

What a stunning transformation, Carol!!! Where on earth (or elsewhere!) do you come up with your amazing ideas?

I think I need to lie down now...

xoxo

Katherine Wolak said...

That is absolutely fabulous and what a gorgeous and new idea! Never would have thought about it! :D Some LUCKY gal will have fun with this!

Hugs,

Marilyn said...

This is an idea I would never have heard about. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Someone is sure going to have a great piece for their home. Wish I lived closer. It would be gone in a flash!♥♫

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Your cabinet is just fabulous. Love it and also in your darling kitchen. Thank you for sharing your idea. This one will be out the door quick!!

Hugs, CM
p.s. your givaway gift is on the way.
Hint, just a little Christmas pretty!

NanaDiana said...

Carol-that is a fabulous idea. It looks great and a bit different from the other screen material you see. LOVE it- xo Diana

hopeandjoyhome said...

So pretty!(and underpriced!) that should sell quickly..even a Big Lots import nightstand is $89! Love the screen the applique and I even like the oops green!

marda said...

What a great idea and how wonderful it looks. Radiator screen.. who'da thunk it???

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That project is so cool--I love what you did with it! You price everything so reasonable. Good thing I don't live near you--I wouldn't have any room to walk in my house:) Love the photo of your kitchen too. Very pretty.

lynn said...

such a charming project, carol--i have to try the plaster flowers! sweet kitchen, so soft and pretty:)

Marlynne said...

Very attractive! Have never used Radiator Screen, something new to try!

romance-of-roses said...

Well how about that. I never heard of using this type of screen and now you have a lovely cabinet to sell, wow! are you sure you don't want to keep it? It's so cute. Hugs...Lu

romance-of-roses said...

Oops, forgot to mention that I love your adorable kitchen. Hugs, Lu

Heart Vintage Design said...

Great project!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Carol,
What an amazing transformation. You always take the simplest of items and turn them into pure gold. What a charming piece!
Thank you for the helpful tutorial.
You always make things look so easy. This beautiful piece will be gone in a flsh!
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Connie said...

Wow! Carol, $45 this is going to sell in the first hour :) It is so pretty. Thanks for the great idea of using radiator screen, I would never had thought of that.
I have seen your tutorial before . . .but it is so good I have it bookmarked. I've got to purchase some clay and plaster and give it a try.
As usual . . . you blow me away with your creativity . . . That's why you're the queen :)
Have a great day and thanks for another inspiring post.
Your blogging sister, Connie

Debbie said...

I happen to love that look. I really love the way you used it in your kitchen with those uppers. It gives it such personality!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

radiator screen... that's awesome and so is your latest project Carol! Just $45.00??? Is it really small?

Perfectly Printed said...

You really do have some great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

chris

Diann said...

What a beautiful transformation!It turned out so pretty. It should sell quickly at that price point!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Used to find it in Walmart, they might still have it. Was with the sign, hardware stuff.
Once again you made sumpin' beeeyouteeful (())

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Carol your cabinet looks wonderful. I love how you price things. It keeps people coming back for more of your transformed treasures. Using the screening is brilliant.

Vintage Treasures said...

Hi Carol

Love the little cabinet. I was wondering what recipe you follow for your home made chalk paint. I tried the 1 cup paint, 2 tbsp. unsanded grout, but after it sits a day it is VERY thick. I enjoy your blog very much.

Sherry

Vicki said...

I love how you used the radiator screen on this piece and in the kitchen cabinets. You never stop. So much fun. I hope all is well. I've missed everyone. Making my way back to blogging and visiting old friends. xoxo

Rebecca said...

Totaleeee sweet! My big sis used this and I must admit I would have NEVAHHHHH thought of it!

You are B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T!!!!!

xoR

Debbiedoo's said...

You are so stinkin clever. I LOVE this Carol!