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
4 IKEA IVAR side elements (30 cm X 179 cm)
2 yards of fabric
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.
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
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.
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
Let me know if you have any questions and enjoy the video on Instagram