Monday, March 2, 2015

Fireplace screen DIY

Some of you may have seen my post about things you can make with plain cabinet doors.  Today I am going to share a new project with more of those cabinet doors.  If you have ideas, I'd love to hear them.  I still have more!

Here are the 3 doors I will be using for this project.  

I took off all the hinges that were still on them.  I sketched out a design to be cut so they would have a little more sass.  

Here is what they look like all cut.

I added raised stencils along the top and bottom of each door.  You can use glacage, plaster of paris, or spackle, which is what I used this time.

Here is what it looked like after the raised stencils were added.  I really like this green and white, but it had to be painted.  I added hinges to connect the doors together.
This is the piece after I painted it with old white.

Here it is after clear and antiquing wax were added.

Definitely more shabby chic, but I think I still miss the green.  What do you think?

Obviously this is just for decoration.  It's made of wood and wouldn't be a good choice to actually use in front of a burning fire.

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  1. Sara, I was wondering how well your spackling holds up on furniture after a period of time. Thank you

    1. On something like this that really doesn't get moved around or used often, it's fine. I've not used it on something that really gets a lot of use.

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