DIY Gorgeous Folding Screen/Room Divider

This DIY folding screen project it much easier than I would have thought.  Start with some bi-fold doors from your local home improvement center or, if you’re lucky, from a thrift store.  You can have so much fun with this screen.  Paint it, embellish with stencils, cover with fabric or photographs.  Thanks to In My Own Style for the great idea.

I have an obsession with DIY decorating, but one decorating item in particular truly excites me when I choose items for a room.  It is an item that is so useful and versatile when decorating a home that no home should be without one.    It can be easily found at furniture stores as well as yard sales, thrift stores, and best of all it is very easy to make one on your own.

My decorating obsession – the decorative folding screen.

A decorative screen can change an entire room in an instant. It provides decoration as well as multiple functions since it can be easily moved from room to room wherever you may need it.

A Decorative Folding Screen Can be Used In Many Ways:

  • Stand one behind a bed to fill in for a headboard.
  • Fill an awkward or empty corner.
  • Divide two rooms that are open to each other.
  • Hide unsightly views.
  • To provide privacy
  • They are portable and one screen can perform different functions wherever you need it.
  • A decorative screen no matter what its styling will add instant impact to any room.

I have four – I feel like I should say that in shame, but I know all you collectors understand – it is hard for me to pass one up.  I just made a new reversible one using 3 bi-fold doors I found at my local ReStore.  The one on the left below was a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law, the one on the right I found at a yard sale.

I will probably paint them someday, but for now – they will stay as they are.

I bought my very first folding screen at a yard sale when I lived in New Jersey. I wish I had a before photo of it, but I do have the after’s – two of them. The first makeover I did was published in a Martin Senour Paint company magazine.  The second makeover of this screen was for my bedroom where it has lived for many years until last week when I moved it to make way for my DIY version.


Images from In My Own Style.

For the full instructions visit In My Own Style.

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