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Room divider Screen DIY.heic

DIY Room Divider/

There's something about screens that I find so romantic...

However, they are difficult to find (at least here in Greece), expensive, and don't often go with my decor style.  

That's why when I saw the IKEA hack for a screen I knew I had to try it.  Of course I will be doing one with cane in the future, but I decided to try one with fabric first.  What I like about fabric is that the possibilities are endless- you can literally coordinate it with almost every style.

TIP: use a coordinating or complimentary fabric on your screen to pull a look together 


I used:

  • 4 IKEA IVAR side elements (30 cm X 179 cm)

  • White paint

  • 2 yards of fabric

  • 9 hinges

  • Wood screws

  • Drill

  • Stapler

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STEP 1: Paint the IVAR side units and allow to dry completely, at least overnight.

STEP 2: Measure and cut the fabric to fit the openings in the IVAR units, leaving 5-10 cm extra fabric on every side.  ***Also, keep in mind that the middle panel is smaller than the outer panels in each unit.

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STEP 3: Fold the extra fabric at the edges of each panel and iron to help guide you when you are ready to staple them to the side units.

STEP 4: Use painter's tape on the side of each unit to guide where you want your staples to go

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STEP 5: Staple fabric along the inside of the IVAR units, following the blue tape. Make sure you pull the fabric tight as you staple to prevent bunching or bubbling.  

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STEP 6: Join the units by using three hinges per joint and alternating between the front and back of the units to ensure and accordion-type fold 

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Let me know if you have any questions and enjoy the video on Instagram

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