So the story behind this screen is that my Betty Crocker Momma has had this thing FOREVER! She covered it herself (judging by the fabric, in the seventies) and then it sat in our basement storage room from the eighties on. I can remember multiple cleaning sessions in which my mom was ready to part with the space hogging item but, I however, was not. I convinced her that I would love to have it someday when I had the space, so please keep it, pretty please?! Well, now that Hubby and I have the space all of these items are coming back to haunt me!! So many projects...so little time!!
Luckily this screen ended up having the perfect spot in our new home. We have our master bedroom in the attic of our 1950's Cape Cod, it is a large open space that we love, however a little privacy was needed at the top of the stairs. The screen also helps to hide all of the cords coming from the back of the TV, discount double check....errr.... not the right phrase?.... double duty! (Side note, can anyone explain what that means..I laugh but don't understand.)
1. Take off the previous fabric using needle nose pliers and a flat head screwdriver.
2. Use the previous fabric to cut panels of your new fabric.
3. Fold all of the edges of your new fabric under about an inch and press. This was instead of hemming. As long as you pull your fabric tight while you staple it back on, the folds should stay in place.
4. Wrap the fabric starting on the bottom of one side up over the top and finishing back on the bottom. Tuck edges Staple the fabric to the screen!
So my mother is not only responsible for the frame of the screen, but the fabric as well!! Discount double check!!! ;-)