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« on: May 01, 2008 09:54:53 PM »

I was walking around WallyWorld late one night when I came across this three panel fireplace screen on clearance for $21.00(originally $39.00). I loved the scroll work and thought that if I removed the center screen out of each panel and replaced it with fabric that it would make an awesome headboard for my bed.



So I took it home and cut the welded hinges off with my handee-dandee cutting wheel, separating the three pieces. I then spray painted it white. I let it dry over night and went to bed. My mother came over the next morning and saw my work and suggested that instead of turning it into a headboard that I should leave the screen in and hang it on my very blue but very bare dining room wall to create a faux window effect.

I figured I would try it to see how it looked. I wasn't crazy about it but then I remembered that I had a set of 3 cheap dollar store shelves and decided to hang those under the screen to give it the look of window sills. It looked better but something was still missing.

Since my kitchen and dining room are "Aruba blue" and my living room is "electric lime green", with white and pink accessories throughout, I decided it needed a little pink "bling" So I hot glued Pink rhinestones to each of the swirls and Viola! It made the perfect window!
( I still have to mount the screens to the wall so that the center one is raised to show the perfect curvature)

Sorry this is so long winded but please let me know what you think!




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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008 09:56:59 PM »

What a fantastic idea and an amazing transformation!

Beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 10:08:58 PM »

Thank you so much! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008 10:40:07 PM »

I think it looks absolutely fantastic...but a note on raising the middle piece:
I think it's more importaint for the bottom to be lined up than it is to have the perfect curvature on the top, if you raise it much it wont look quite right as far as "windows" go, and I feel that the uneven-ness at the top actually gives it more of an artistic aesthetic, it's kind of art nouveau/rococo!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008 11:09:49 PM »

Again, amazing find. Next time I'm out and about I'm looking for a fireplace screen to do that to!!! Haha, you inspire me!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 11:35:27 PM »

I think it looks absolutely fantastic...but a note on raising the middle piece:
I think it's more importaint for the bottom to be lined up than it is to have the perfect curvature on the top, if you raise it much it wont look quite right as far as "windows" go, and I feel that the uneven-ness at the top actually gives it more of an artistic aesthetic, it's kind of art nouveau/rococo!

I am thinking of taking a thin piece of molding and inserting it underneath the center screen so that I can have the added hieght in the middle without any eyesore gaps showing. Thanks so much for the compliments.

I am glad I can inspire you! It is the amazing crafters on this site that inspired me to look outside the box instead of settling for what is just there.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008 07:59:48 AM »

Beautiful! way to think outside of the box! =)
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008 03:10:02 PM »

I am thinking of taking a thin piece of molding and inserting it underneath the center screen so that I can have the added hieght in the middle without any eyesore gaps showing. Thanks so much for the compliments.

Oooh, that is a wonderful idea.  Good thinking! I can't wait to see pictures. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008 04:15:44 PM »

That turned out gorgeous.  Great job.  The pink and turquoise really pop with the white. 
What a great idea.
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008 01:15:36 PM »

OMG how good is that?Huh  You are brilliant!
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