Sunday, March 9, 2014

Use a Screen Door for an Organizer, Room Divider, or Craft Show Display


I wanted to share this screen door that we use a lot. Over time this has evolved into something that I've changed to be functional and beautiful.


I currently use something similar in my antiques booth to display items on, but here you can see that you can create a home organizational piece with a screen door.

Start by finding a screen door. You can either repurpose an old one or buy a new one from a home improvement store. I bought this one from Home Depot for around $20. Either paint or stain the door the color that you want. Staple chicken wire to the back of it. Make sure that you purchase a roll of chicken wire that is at least as wide as the door. At this point you can decide if you only want chicken wire on it, or if you want to back the chicken wire with something. For the one in my antiques booth I put some burlap fabric behind the chicken wire. On this one I used an old lace curtain that I purchased at a thrift store.

The final steps in this project are to make the door stand up. Screw some decorative wood corner pieces (Home Depot, trim department) onto the front and some metal L-brackets on to the back.


Diesel, our maltese, really thinks that you should give it a go and let us know if you like it!

XOXO,
Abby

UPDATE: Thank you for all of the interest in the desk and screen door, both have sold. 

3 comments:

  1. Like this a lot. I am an artist and always looking for unique displays.

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    1. Hi Sheila! I'm glad you like it. These really come in handy. :)

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  2. Abby, I just found this in my search for displaying Charlie's artwork at craft fairs! Thanks!

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