Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bi-Fold Door Screen


A while ago I took the closet doors off my son's closet thinking that I was going to do something spectacular with curtains or other doors.

Well, I never did.

His closet just sits there open to the world, full of messy shoes, close that he pulls of the hangers and cars, cars, cars!!

We had tucked the old doors in our shed until I had something better to do with them.

I posted yesterday about my sweet friend Deborah from With all my Heart....Deborah and her gorgeous shelf that her and her hubby made from old shutters.


She inspired me to go get those doors out of storage and do something with them.

So I hauled them out


Gave them a couple coats of white paint


Distressed the heck out of them!
(I got a little frustration out with the chain and screw driver)



I have this little corner in my living room where the chase lounge is. This is my favorate corner, esprcailly when we have the fire going.

But there is also this big, ugly box that sits there.

A subwoofer I am told it is called.

I have no idea what it does but hubby says it make the sounds "really cool" when we watch movies or something like that.


See it back there?

I tried putting pictures on it to make it look like a table but it was still ugly!

So,

I covered it,

with my bi-fold doors!




I really like how the screen turned out. It adds height to my little corner and best yet, it covers up the ugly woofer box!!

I still have two more doors left and I am thinking of adding one more to the screen to make it a little wider.

So that was my big tease!

Not a huge project but its purpose was much needed.


I will be linking up with the linky parties on the top tab

55 comments:

The Frosted Gardner said...

I want some of these! I absolutely love these Michelle - tell me how you used the chain and screwdriver of them to distress them. I would love to know! have a wonderful day!

Green Willow Pond said...

Your screen looks awesome! Great way to hide a necessary eyesore. I'm wondering if I could make a room size one...LOL!

High Street Cottage said...

Genius Michelle! I love the way you distressed them too, it really adds a cottage feel. And best of all you can push them to the side if Hubby needs to get to his woofer thingy. We all know we have to keep them happy;) Really great job, tami from the high street cottage

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Fabulous and great way to cover up a man object!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I think your screen look great! Really pretty! The perfect solution for hiding the big speaker. Why are boys toys so ugly? :)
BTW, I think your whole room is lovely!

Air Kiss said...

Wow! So cool! Great idea for covering up those speakers. Distressing is tons of fun!
:)
Lara

Val said...

Girlie.....looks beyond beautiful.

Low Tide High Style said...

Your living room is so pretty Michelle! And your new screen turned out beautifully!

Kat :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous Michelle, it's very pretty in the room! Have a wonderful day, thanks for linking up!
XO

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Love this. Great way to hide the black box! But my hubby would say something like, it's muffling the sound! Boys and their toys.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love the screen!!! Woofers aren't pretty, haha. Had one in my last home, but never set it up here, just didn't find the space to hide it.

Vanessa said...

Michelle! That was such a great idea and I absolutely love how it looks in your room! You are one creative lady! :-)
Vanessa

dedeetsyshop said...

Awesome! It looks great!! :)

Deborah said...

Over-the-top gorgeous!!
It looks so great in that corner and the fact that it covers the woofer (lol) is just the bonus!
Your style is beautiful and I love everything about your living room...just so lovely!
Just so you!!! :)

Hugs!!!
Deborah xoxoxo

Atticmag said...

The screen looks terrific in that spot and really adds a good vertical to the room. What a transformation - so nicely done. Will look forward to seeing more. (Are bloggers ever satisfied?) Jane F

Amy Kinser said...

Girl, you did great! Love that it hides big ole speakers so beautifully. Great job!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I have 2 of those doors and have been trying to decide how hard it would be to hinge them together. Did you find that to be very hard? They look great!!!!

Susanne said...

Really cleans up the corner, good job.
Susanne.

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

I love the creative way you covered the woofer ...!!

Looks fabulous ..it's definitely creating on a dime perfection !!!

Blessings ..Sara

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

The dreaded subwoofer strikes again! You made yours look fantastic! Love the result!
Beth

Bella said...

Girly you are incredible. I love how you roughed them up, real good, and then put them in the corner. lol. I also have one of those box thingies, and I think my husband would die before he let me do something like that, erghhh, but at least I have hope that it could be made prettier. Just need to find the perfect solution, wish it was as simple as yours. :)

Also I want to THANK you for leaving such sweet comments, on my BODY FOR LIFE, and features posts. I really know that all the support I am getting will carry me to the end, and I can't thank you guys enough for that. Only 13 pounds to go, till I reach the goal weight I set. :)

Bella said...

Oh and WOWY, LOVE seing my blog on your blog roll, it is so cool. I need to do one of those too. :) THANKS for all the love and support you give me. Bella ~~

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a smart idea!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey Michelle,

These look brilliant. I LOVE it that you covered up your husband's box!! What does he think? Some technology is sooooo ugly.

I think you should design your own range of speakers for the tv!!!

Sarahx

Rebecca said...

Looks great-always worth saving until that right idea comes along!

Sandi said...

WOW I love this idea!! My hubby is all into subwoofers and sound bars etc. I need to do something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!!
Blessings~

Auntie Bliss said...

You nailed it!!! Love the look and I'll bet those do sound great.
I love the sailboat too :)

Vintage Home said...

ewh!...awesome job....wow really great idea...Thanks!.....

Rene said...

I love the way you just decide to do something and do it. Great job!

-Rene

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Great idea AND they look terrific! I had the very same sub woofer issue. But I hid mine with a chair. Boys and their toys, right?! :•)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

What is it about men and their electronics?! LOL They are just not pretty! I love your way of hiding the "guy stuff"!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You just inspired me to do the same. What is it with guys and electronics?! Looks fantastic!

Faded Charm said...

What adifference a screen makes. Everything looks great in your little corner and you did a great job with the screen.

Hope you are enjoying your week and I also love the photo in your header.

Take care,

Kathleen

City Girls Farmhouse said...

Love the height it adds, and visual interest! Very Creative :)

simpledaisy said...

Geesh...we should be friends!! You are so creative too:):):)
I think it looks completely fabulous! Great idea~

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there, I LOVE this project!!! I hate to see media in a room too- I think it should all be hidden and you did a fantastic job hiding it with gorgeous style! Love the finish on them too- perfect! :)

Theresa said...

What a perfect solution, and so pretty too! Theresa xoxo

Deb said...

I love them Michelle, you did an amazing job with the distressing too! Just wondering where you found your cute white curtains...love! Deb

A Cottage Muse said...

Creative and beautiful solution!!!

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

So pretty! I think we all have areas that could use this solution. This has totally got me thinking.... hmm.... Thanks for visiting me today, by the way!

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Perfect! I love the distressing job you did on those. Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Awesome, Michelle! You clever girl, you! lol! That corner did need a little something, and those doors are just perfect!

Now that you found your Zen (after all that perfect distressing), have a peaceful evening, friend! :)

xoxo laurie

Ashley said...

I love the way you painted these. Looks great! It added some height to that corner and looks perfect now!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness Michelle! What an uh-mazing job with that screen. It looks perfect in that corner.

Happy Friday...stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday.
-marie

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Love the screen, I made one out of shutters and use it to hid our stationary bike that sits in a corner of the living room! I, also, like the long shelf in you LR that's an beautiful touch.

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

What a wonderful idea! I feel ya on the sub woofer thingy...I have thesame problem in my living room...Hmmm. Maybe I can findsome bi-fold doors somewhere...

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

So beautiful! LOVE your room. The bi-fold screen works perfectly in the corner. Great idea :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Michelle ~ I am so glad you joined Feathered Nest Friday and shared this gorgeous project!! I loved it when I saw it the first time- and it is just as fabulous the second! It really is perfect for your space and for hiding those boy toys (better known as 'media') Great idea~ enjoy!! :)

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

hehe.. that will teach hubby to put something ugly but cool sounding in the living room!! ;O) Looks fabulous!!!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Great idea! Love how you distressed the doors- the look awesome in your room.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOVE! The finish is amazing! And so is your room. The touches of white are heavenly!

Donna

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What a lovely corner!

mubashar said...

I really like your post you done great jobs. Thanks for sharing valuable information.
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ar said...

I am thinking of getting a 2 panel shutter louvre fitted to my sliding door where one shutter will pass the other when opening. Will this take up alot of space outside the existing door frame and do I have to have a track mounted on the floor to suport the shutters? I am concerned that this track on the floor could be a hazard and will also look untidy. I have tiles on the floor. Is there any other methods or hardware that could be used to avoid this. The size of the existing door is height 1.2m and 1.4 wide.
Your feedback will be highly appreciated.
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Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Fabulous idea!

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