Friday, April 13, 2012

Quick Fix: Renewed Divider

Ugly, right? This the before picture of the old screen I've had for about 5 years. The other side is a very old hand-painted canvas that while not perfect is still beautiful in my eyes--but the back side, oh woe! It was a mess. I know that under this horribleness there is canvas, and I have tried to peal away the old wallpaper to see it, but I have not been able to see much at all except a pale blue stripe. I think it would take a professional restorer to do that.

So I decided to cover it with more wallpaper but instead of pasting it on, I used hot glue on the sides only so that should someone ever want to restore the canvas, it might be less of a headache. I left the wood trim in its current chipped-paint look.

Here is the end result:

It took me about 30 minutes to do. Why did I wait so long to take care of this? I can only blame that old friend, procrastination. I bought the paper 2 years ago, for goodness sake. Still it's done now and I love its new look:


Now I can fold the screen either way, and still love the way it looks.

6 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Its now a done deal. Looks good and you get two looks for the space.

Bet you are keeping very busy.

Angela said...

It looks wonderful Granny Sue! You did a fantastic job on that project even if it took you a while before you started it! I've got several of those projects sitting around myself! lol I think we all do!

Amy said...

Very, very nice.

Amy

Granny Sue said...

Joy, I am very busy these days, between the gardens, grandkids and the booth and ebay. And this coming week, I'll be away for storytelling and poetry. What a life! I love it :)

Granny Sue said...

Thank you, Angela. If I was a real crafter, I'd have done it in fabric, and trimmed it out with braid or something. I bet you or Jessica or Joy could really make this thing shine!

Granny Sue said...

Thanks, Amy :)

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