DIY – Decorative Screen

My autumn front door decor needed some punch. I decided to use an orange and teal color scheme to mix it up a bit. I started by covering the black and tan striped chair cushions with a paisley fabric in orange and teal.

Before:

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After:

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I added these cute pillows I found at TJ Maxx.

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I wanted to add more fabric to the porch and create a more defined seating area. I decided to make a folding screen with printed burlap fabric I bought deeply discounted on the remnant table at the fabric store.

The screen took the better part of an afternoon and cost $45.00, broken down as follows:

Fabric               $5.00

Lumber             22.00

Spray paint         6.00

Hardware          12.00

TOTAL             $45.00

You’ll need a stapler, staples, wood glue, and a drill. Here’s how I made it:

I bought 8 pieces of primered trim board at Home Depot. The boards were 8 feet long. I cut the boards to a height of 5 feet, reserving the extra 3 feet for the tops and bottoms.

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I moved into the basement to assemble the frames where I had a large workbench at my disposal. I used corner hardware braces to attach the tops to the sides as well as Gorilla wood glue.

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I took them outside and painted the fronts a chocolate-brown. I didn’t paint the backs as the fabric would mostly cover it. In hindsight, I probably should have painted them.

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I them used a staple gun to attach scraps of chicken wire (already in hand) to the top and bottom parts. You can see the corner braces in this picture too.

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I then stapled the fabric to the back of the large sections with staples.

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Michael helped me attach the hinges to put the three pieces together and it was ready to go on the porch. I plan to use it for my Christmas display as well by just adding gold accessories. Between uses, I can fold it flat flat and stash it in the rafters.

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After I got this sign home from TJMaxx, Michael pointed out that it was missing the “i” in Rides. I didn’t even notice!

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NaBloPoMo November 2013

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