Friday, February 25, 2011

The Many Lifes of a Room Divider Screen

Hi All!

I thought I would tell you about my room divider/screen...
Many moons ago, while we were stilling living in South Africa , I started making these..
This one had bamboo sticks glued to the bottom part.
I had a friend of my husband make  the panels, and I did the rest. Was just decoupage with gift wrapping paper and some paint and embellishments.
These are loose  panels of two different, but similar screens.

I sold them at craft markets and In-house boutiques.

But, after a few years, now living in USA, I got tired of mine, and had to change it, of course. So, I turned it around and decorated the back. Do you remember the stunning embossed wallpaper I used on this ?
Well, I originally got it to use on the screen. I cut the wallpaper in squares to make it look like tin ceiling tiles, painted it silver and distressed with brown artist's  paint. 

This is what it looked like then....

When I discovered the rust paint I talked about in my previous post, I just had to do it on this piece, too.

You can see it has gotten some nicks and wear and tear since...

By now it had been promoted to headboard in my bedroom....
Ugh. The color of my comforter is really nicer than it looks in this picture.

Guess what these adorable kiddos are doing....

We eventually got a real bedroom set, and now the screen has been taken apart, and two of the panels are used as wall art on either side of my bedroom's back wall.

This is the best I could do to show you. There it is to the far left of the pic. The other one is in the exact same spot on the right side of the room, next to that window.
Most of the times I like symmetry.
O, and FYI...that is Wonderhusband's side of the bed with the computer wires peeking out from under the bed. I hope he is embarrassed.....NOT!

So....would you say I have had my money's worth on this screen? Or can we reinvent it a few more times?
Have a great one!

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  1. Suzanne, Love it! I'm sure you could do it at least two more different ways! lol Hugs- Diana

  2. Cool! Love the rusty panels! They make for a really interesting background with all their detail.


  3. I really love this! Your blog is awesome!

  4. LOVE your screens in all their incarnations. And the rusty, textured look is awesome. I think I'm going to have to try this project.

  5. Your post has been nominated for the Best in Show Award this week! Be sure to vote! Congratulations and good luck :)

  6. Love the screen no matter what you did to it. It really is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  7. You are so talented and creative!

  8. have so got your money's worth with those! :D Love the metal and rust options! :D

  9. I thought I would tell you about my room divider/screen...


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