I bought this old screen on one my treasure hunts a few months back and decided to make it into a chalkboard. I had to buy a piece of plywood and cut it to fit the area where the screen was removed. I love old chippy paint that is on old windows and screens. This one didn't last long in my antique booth. I have another smaller window screen that I am going to make into another chalkboard this week. If you haven't ever used the chalkboard paint it is easy to use and fun to transform projects. I also have a brass tray that will soon be a chalkboard. I suggest using a roller brush for a smoother finish. I used two coats for my screen. This one SOLD.