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Decorating a Shasta’s Screen Door


Red Outlined Howdy Stencil

“It’s been said that it’s the little things that matter most, and decorating the screen door on my Casita was one of those little things.”

Those were the words I used in my original article: Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer. One of the most popular posts on Mrs. Padilly’s Travels.

Without a doubt, that small addition had one of the biggest impacts on my Casita’s overall glamping charm (see image below).

And since so many of you told me you were inspired by this project, I decide to add a similar design to my Shasta.

I hope you find that Version 2 of decorating a trailer’s screen and door inspires you as much as the last.

Happy Trails!
Mrs. Padilly


Original stencil project on my CasitaMrs. Padilly's Completed Stenciled Screen Door with Chandelier and Welcome Sign

My New Trailer:

I purchased my new travel trailer in 2016, a 1961 Shasta Reissue, and named her Miss Roxie.

Since this reissue of a 1961 Shasta is actually a new travel trailer, there is no need to renovate her, but there is definitely room to add Mrs. Padilly’s personal touch.

Decorated Shasta Screen and Door

I like to call the personal touch I add to my trailers “my brand.”  In my upcoming article: Branding Tips for Glamping Your Travel Trailer, I will share how to create your own brand for your trailer.

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Decorating the Screen Door: Version 2

To decorate the door, I used the same technique on the Shasta as I used on my Casita.

But with this new version, I decided to keep the stencil small, and placed the stencil on the section of the screen that holds the metal slide cover to reach the door handle.

I then added a new element, the vinyl sticker on the interior door with my motto, “Living Life in the Outdoors ~ Texas Style!”

Close-up of Decorated Shasta Doors

I’m just as happy with the decorating results on the Shasta’s screen door as I was on the Casita, but I did learn one important lesson you must consider when stenciling screen doors.

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Stenciling the Screen Door on a Casita Travel Trailer

Stenciling Welcome on Screen Door Casita Travel TrailerIt 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.

Taping Chandelier and Welcome Stenciling to DoorThe 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!

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