Sunday, January 24, 2010

Guest Post - Remodelaholic - Screen Room Divider


Hey Y'all,
My name is Cassity from Remodelaholic. I decided to take over Someday Crafts! Mwah..ha ha!! Okay, so I'm just guest posting. I can only wish I had as many wonderful readers as Michelle does. And speaking of Michelle, thank you for letting me show my project off.

First, a little bit about me. I am married to my/the perfect man. He is a laid back, happy, artist and designer. He is a great father! And believe it or not, he loves to work on my Honey do list.... I KNOW! Like I said, perfect!

I am a SAHM (for those of you who don't text... like me I have to admit I just figured this one out, it means stay at home mom! - look you learned something already, although, you may have all known that, so just nod and smile at my lack of techno-coolness)

I have a 6 month old daughter who is a dream. I have wanted to be a mom for a while, so I am just soaking it up, and loving it.

According to the student loans, I am an Interior Designer. And I do LOVE design and creating things, my bank account just doesn't love it too. So, we do things on a budget. That is what I like to blog about. How to make things cheap. How to recycle what you already have. How to re-purpose old junk treasures into new wonderful things. And reuse the useless things.

At our blog, we show our projects around our house, and old houses... we are remodeling our third house currently. It is a sickness I guess, and might be contagious - so watch out! I like to highlight readers projects that are similar to the things we do. We also have a linky party on Fridays, to show off your ideas and projects and give you something to do for the weekend... as if you had the time! But please stop by Remodelaholic. Oh, and to make sure I feed my poor sweetie throughout the week, I put the hammer down every once in a while and cook, so there is also a recipe or two.

Some of my favorite posts:

I am very excited to show you the project we have been working on for the last week or so.

First, let me give you some background. I used to work at Icon health and fitness in college. No that doesn't mean I worked out a lot, I worked in the legal department and the treat drawer was huge... I may have gained weight while working there... Along with the extra ten pounds, I did get a smokin deal on a huge elliptical, and later a recumbent bike. Just recently my neighbor sold us their old treadmill... So, while I am thankful to have my own personal gym, it is not all that pretty in my family room. But how to hide it?

Enter google search.

I love you google search!

Anyway. I found this screen online and thought "$519.00 dollars" gulp... But, it is funky, and oh so fun. You know what? I could make it. SOLD!

And guess what, now you too can make this! Original on top, ours on the bottom.




Just keep that in mind, that you will be blown away when you can see how we did it for $30 to $50, depending on the size you want.

Supplies:

1 to 2 sheets 1/2" x 4' x8' boards, cut to size at the store, see specification sheet for dimensions, (Home Deopt makes cuts FYI) Approx $20.00 a piece

6 hinges, very small 2 screw hinge. These come in sets of two for Approx $2-3.00

Paint

Wood patch compound (optional, for oops!)



Tools:

Straight edge, or long ruler (for drawing on template)

Measuring tape (for drawing on template)

Pencil (for drawing on template)

Jig saw (to cut out shapes) - not included in cost, but they are only about $30.00, for a simple saw, FYI

1-2 sheets, 150 grit sand paper (for sanding raw cut edges)

A round object (for sanding curves, see instruction sheet)

Sanding block (or small piece of wood with sanding paper wrapping it)

(If you do not have these tools check bottom of post for another option to build the screen)

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For those of you who don't have the tools to make this project, try this. Get the boards cut at the lumber store to the right width, I would recommend the 4' wide option so you don't waste as much since you probably won't be building a second thing out of the waste. Sand all the flat edges. Paint both sides one solid color. Trace the pattern lightly and carefully on the screen, and paint the cut-out pattern on to the screen. Or if you know a person who cuts vinyl you can have the relief shape cut from vinyl and attach it on there.

Here it is in place, in our very unfinished family room:

Before:



After:





Good Luck! If you build this project, please let me know!

If you have any questions, just send me an email


And please stop my blog,



We try to always have one full home tutorial per week.

Please stop by and become a follower, I promise I will love you forever!
THANKS CASSITY!!!! Was that awesome or what? Remodelaholic is one of those blogs that inspires me and gives me great ideas for the old house we live in! I LOVE the baseboard idea! I also like the specification sheets on the tutorials and how they walk me through building my own furniture, which saves LOTS of money! SWEET! If aren't a follower of Remodelaholics yet, you better get over there and join now so you can learn the tricks Cassity knows!

Linking to Thrifty Decor Chick, Shabby Chic Cottage

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31 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks great!! And the instructions are so detailed! Love it, love it!

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  2. You did a great job! Love when things are recreated at a much cheaper price. TFS!

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  3. This is totally amazing!! AWESOME job - I can't believe you did this for only $30 - $50!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  4. Very cool screen! That is a really great budget project!

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  5. What a great tutorial! My daughter would love this.

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  6. Love the modern look! Thanks for linking up!

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  7. Great job and it hides the equipment perfectly! (Plus, look at all of the money you saved from buying the original one.) That was nice of you to give all of the instructions for people too!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  8. I love this screen! I'm off to visit remodelaholic now.

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  9. This is a really fun looking screen!

    Thanks for taking part in Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to come back next week!

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  10. This is SO AWESOME! I am in total awe! I love it!

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  11. The screen is fantastic, thanks so much for sharing! Now where do I need a screen...

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  12. I LOVE that screen, it really adds so much to troom, aside from making eye sores disappear. Its beautiful!Great work!


    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

    Leigh

    Tales from Bloggertiaville

    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  13. That is very cool! She did a great job!!!

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  14. Brilliant! What a great way to hide the equipment. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

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  15. Nice tutorial! I like the idea of a screen to hide messes- like my kids toys... I wonder if I could make one to hide my kids?

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  16. Very cool. Love screens! Just wish I had better skills.
    Thanks for sharing

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  17. Wonderful job!!~ I love the red color too!

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  18. What a cool screen! The shape is very interesting and it looks every bit as good as the crazy expensive one. I love knock-offs. Great job and I love your clear instructions.

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  19. I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:

    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunday-spotlight.html

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  20. She is AMAZING as ALWAYS.

    Fun month long give-a-way--starts tonight--my blog--weekly winners

    Cheri

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  21. oops--forgot adding it to my favs.

    Cheri

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  22. wow i luv the project but it look intimidating for a newbie :)
    Maggie
    http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
    http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

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  23. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-8.html

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  24. Wow! Great blog! You really documented this, well. I also like the other links you have on this site. That screen room divider would look good in my great outdoor patio cover, wouldn't it?

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  25. Nice to see your room divider's design, all are fabulous and I love your all designs.


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