Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer
It is said that it’s the little things that matter most, and 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 initial 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 cannot find one locally, you can order this online. The 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).
UPDATE! Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer is one of the most popular articles on Mrs. Padilly’s Travels, so I decided to do a Version 2 on my new Shasta!
Using the same materials & technique I used on the Casita, I applied a smaller scale Howdy stencil to my Shasta, but this time outlined the words in red dimensional paint. (New article will tell you why I added the red paint, as it wasn’t my initial plan.)
I also decided to apply my motto to the inside of the door using vinyl lettering.
Just click on the image of the Shasta below to read more about Version 2, or just scroll further down to read the rest of the article on my Casita.
New Stenciling & Decorating project on my 1961 Shasta Reissue.
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Stenciling a Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer.
Stencils Taped to Screen Door, and Paint Applied with Stencil Brushadvertisement
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.
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 🙂
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
- Decorating the Screen Door
- Window Treatments
- Dressed for Glamping
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