Thursday, April 4, 2013

Antique Sheet Music / Chalkboard Folding Screen

That's right, another aged paper project.  I just can't stop!

I found this antique screen at an estate sale. Love.
I applied the antique sheet music with starch.  I love the natural look of using starch as opposed to decoupage medium which is shiny.  Just dip the paper in a pan of starch and smooth it on.    If it is a table top or another surface that will need to be more protected, then I do top it with decoupage medium.
I also painted this pretty side table with my favorite color -  Valspar Weathered Glass.

The other side of the screen I made a chalkboard.  This would be so awesome with fancy chalkboard art, but as usual, I had to rush to get a picture and head to the antique mall.
I couldn't resist writing a French poem on a small section for a closeup of the flowers. 
Oh and did you notice my antique grain sacks on the stool.  My very first ones.  More projects to come with those. 
Now go visit these parties for more decorating ideas.
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Burlap & Denim for Party on Mondays
Between Naps on the Porchfor Metamorphosis Monday
The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures
Redoux Link Party
Knick of Time TuesdaySavvy Southern Style for Wow Us WednesdaysDIY by Design
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Restore Interiors for Restored it Wednesday

Embracing Change for Creative Inspirations
Domestically Speaking for the Power of Paint party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday

The 36th Avenue Party TimeNo Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on ThursdayMy Romantic Home for Show and Tell FridayFrench Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Friday
Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday 2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Meg & Mum's for Saturday Splendour



  1. Your screen is absolutely wonderful! I love the curved top. I have a screen too...not quite so pretty. But you've inspried me to attempt to transform mine.

  2. Love, love, love how you transformed your screen!!
    Mary Alice

  3. Wonderful spin on this folding screen! I love using sheet music to cover pieces too- and the addition of chalkboard paint on the other side is genius!

    Nice job!
    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Furniture Feature Friday@ Miss Mustard Seed's linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

  4. What a wonderful must be so pleased

    At Home Vintage

  5. I love this, Laundry starch, such a good idea!!
    Thx for sharing this!!

  6. Absolutely lovely!! So you used regular latex paint and didn't make it into homemade chalk paint on the little blue table?? Would love to know your steps (did you sand? prime?), and what (if anything) did you use as a top coat?

  7. It turned out so beautiful. I really love it. I will have to look for something in my home that I can 'paper'. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. I would like to have your permission to add your photo of your screen to my Pinterest board.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Great idea. It's interesting that you use starch, I always use the regular stuff.


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  11. Absolutely aodre both sides of this screen!! Great idea!!


  12. So pretty~ I love your screen and am sharing it at the party tomorrow. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  13. Hi!!Love what you did with this divider and the blue sideboard reminds me of the project I'm doing at the moment :-)

  14. Saw this on Charm of home- and it is just lovely! love how you made it "reversible" -so clever - I've never used starch for decoupaging- is it just the liquid you buy at the supermarket?

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