It all began when I scored a cabinet in the free section of Craiglist, and when picking it up, the owner asked me if I also wanted this room screen:
Really? Of course! I said OK and run out of there before he had time to change his mind.
That thing is super heavy.
It looked really nice after a good cleaning. Up close, not that much, something was sprayed on it :( there were lots of spots all around.
The materials and tools you will need:
- 1 Room divider
- Paint (I used Anne Sloan chalk paint -Antique white)
- Sand paper
- 1 2 x 4 (for higher installation, cut at the same width of the room divider)
- 3" screws
For the Header and side extensions (Optional)
- 1 1 x 5 board of pine
- 8' small decorative molding
- 16' medium wall molding
- pneumatic nailer
- jig saw
Paint the room divider. I applied two coats of ASCP on both sides, followed by a coat of clear wax and a light buff. You can use any paint treatment you want or better yet, leave it like it is.
Sand paper was used to give it a light distressed look.
Determine the area where you want your room divider/headboard to be installed.
Once the 2 x 4 is installed, you can prop up your room divider, securing it to the wall, where the studs are located. Just like that it makes a nice headboard.
Draw a centered design on a 1 x 5 board, using a jig saw cut through your lines to form a triangle.
A small decorative molding can now be attached to the top of the triangle.
Finally the centered circle design can be cut out.
Two coats of paint were also given to these pieces and the small molding was distressed.
Using a pneumatic-nailer, attach them to the wall.
An easy way to give your room a customized one of kind headboard!