Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer
They say “It’s the little things that matter most.” So true!
When I applied this saying to my Casita’s makeover, it turns out that one of the little things I did during the makeover, stenciling the screen door, had one of the biggest impacts on my camper’s overall charm ~ and it happened by accident.
As I often do, I was wandering the aisles at my local hobby store when I came upon a chandelier stencil (perfect for a Glamper!), and immediately knew I had to have it!
My first plan was to use the stencil on the camper’s closet door until I began looking at the screen door.
The chandelier was the perfect scale for the screen door, and since this is the entry door to the camper, I went back and purchased a “welcome” stencil, too.
I found my chandelier stencil (7 x 9 inches) at my local craft store, but if you can’t find one locally, you can order this one online:
- This design is very similar in look and scale (8 x 8 inches): Small Chandelier Stencil (affiliate link).
- If you can’t find a Welcome stencil locally, here is the welcome stencil I used: Welcome Decorative Stencil (affiliate link).
This project was simple and quick, with wonderful results!
All I needed to do was tape the stencils to the screen door, and using some basic white acrylic paint and a stencil brush, I applied the paint to the screen (best to go lightly, and add paint after first coat dries so you don’t clog the screen with paint).
Stenciling a Screen Door on a
Casita Travel Trailer
Stencils Taped to Screen Door, and Paint Applied with Stencil Brush.
Once the paint was dry and stencil removed, I put some paper on the back side of the screen and gave the white lettering a quick spray with a clear varnish (to help protect it from any moisture/humidity), as you see in the photos below.
I also found a cute vinyl cow sticker, which I added to a flat panel on the door; building on the “Free Range” farm fresh theme I was creating for the outside.
Look at these cute flamingos! (affiliate links)
They are Don Featherstone Original Design Realmingos! I saw one on another glamping site and fell in love! I purchased the standing one to put in my latest Padilly project: Camp Brigadoon. If your interested in purchasing one of your own, just click on an image.
With the screen door complete, I soon discovered another surprise when I closed the camper’s outer door!
It turns out that the chandelier and welcome message can be seen through the glass; welcoming visitors while traveling along the highway or at the campsite. 🙂
Well, I’m getting close to completing the Glamping makeover of my Casita Travel Trailer!
My next post will go over the window treatments I installed, which I made without a single stitch!
Following that post, I will be unveiling the completed interior set up for camping, and then move on to my bucket list and other fun DIY projects geared for the outdoors 🙂
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Last Updated: August 15, 2017
UPDATE! Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer is one of the most popular articles on MrsPadillysTravels.com, so I decided to do a Version 2 on my Shasta!
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Mrs. Padilly’s Series on her 17′ Spirit Deluxe Casita Travel Trailer’s Glamper Makeover:
Casita Glamping Makeover:
- Chalk Painting Cabinet Doors
- Adding Teal Paint to Accent Surfaces
- Installing a Tile Backsplash
- Installing Wood Vinyl Flooring
- Stenciling the Screen Door
- Window Treatments
- Dressed for Glamping
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