Wednesday, April 6, 2011

French Grain Sack Folding Screen

In my last post, I showed you my new space at the antique mall.  In it was this folding screen, and I wanted to share my before and after.

When I found the screen, It looked like this.

It was covered with macrame and had a broken bar, but I could tell the frame was really old and had potential.

I thought the screen would be lovely with vintage floral fabric panels.

Or with no panels and using it as a drying rack or to hang photos or art work.

Ultimately, I decided on french grain sack panels.  I painted them using my stencil method you can see here.

I addd a graphic from the Graphics Fairy  blog.  I used a transfer method I learned from Shellagh at Ticking and Toile.

And here it is again at the mall.

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  1. It really looks wonderful! You have the ability to see what a piece can become. (while I am clueless.)

  2. Oh, I saw that beauty...which I was seeing it in person in my house. I have never seen a screen at any flea market or garage sale here...but I would LOVE one!!

  3. That turned out it sells quickly!

  4. That looks will be gone before you know it!

  5. So fun!! That look is so chic right did a great job restoring the piece!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  6. I love your screen. I have had one like that for years and still have not decided how to decorate it. ~~Sherry~~

  7. An awesome makeover for the screen!

  8. What a great idea! Love how this turned out! I've been dying to try the transfer method that you used. I bet this will fly out of your booth :)
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