Monday, November 7, 2011

revamped room divider

i've had a very productive few days and i'm thrilled by it! my hubby has been away working so i've been left to my own devices. while i haven't gotten any homeword done, i have gotten a few projects done :) the first thing i want to say it OUCH chicken wire hurts! i have the scratches and scrapes to prove it. as i am definately not a farm kinda girl i have zero experience with chicken wire, but being true to myself i did not let that stop me for a second. hubby and i stopped into the local hardware store the other day and picked up a roll of wire. i stuck it in the corner knowing i would get to it soon. today was the day...i pulled the old floral fabric from the room divider that used to serve as our headboard. then i dry brushed (more or less) it black. because i like to live on the edge i did this on the livingroom rug with no regard for whether i'd slop it around. this is my typical fashion :) luck was on my side and i didn't get any on the rug...that i've noticed anyway. hmmm might be because of the pinot grigio...anyway, i finished painting then started cutting up the chicken wire.
i pushed through the sting of the scratches and got that dang wire cut up. i will not be defeated! then i used my handy dandy staple gun and attached the wire.
i am very happy with how it came out. this divider originally belonged to my husband's grandmother. when she passed away we scooped it up as a momento. it became our shabby chic headboard for a few years and now has a primitive prominence in our living room. i love how it looks and i know (even though he doesn't say it) that hubby loves that something of his memerre's still adorns our home.

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