In anticipation of bringing my current space divider at Liberty Belle home –
I’ve been on the lookout for something new. I wanted something that was easier to move and didn’t take up so much space (though I have to admit I LOVE the display possibilities with this piece). Because I love this piece, I never had any intention of selling it so I put a real high price on it. However, it took up a lot of space for something that essentially wasn’t for sale. I needed to make room for things to sell.
Enter ReStore. I wanted some kind of bi-fold doors to turn into a screen. I really wanted something with a bit of charm . And I got lucky. I found a pair of these.
I picked them up for $10 a set. They sat in my garage until the weather warmed up a bit, and last weekend I finally got to work on them.
After cleaning them, I used an antique white milk paint on them and ended up with this:
But they didn’t excite me in the least so I decided to add another layer. This time I chose a gray/slate milk paint.
Much better…so I waxed it and got to work on the inserts – chalkboard and pegboard. I really debated on painting the pegboard, however, I thought the brown color really worked well with the divider itself. I also worried about it not holding paint well, and getting all chipped up.
I love how they came out…and I’ve got I whole display planned for my next sale on April 6th.
I have a few finishing touches I need to do. I ‘m going to put glass knobs in the holes just under the chalkboard and pegboard. And I think I better at least cover the plywood on the back…or the person in the booth next to me isn’t going to be very happy looking at this 🙂
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