How to make a decoupage screen

Disguise clutter and add extra privacy to your room with Style at Home's pretty decoupage screen

Fed up with that bland corner in your bedroom? Or maybe you need to conceal a cluttered desk? Then a stylish screen is just the ticket.

Follow our easy steps to painting and decoupaging a plain MDF screen, using a wallpaper pattern that will complement your room.

Takes 4hrs (plus drying time)

Costs £105

What you’ll need

150cm MDF three-panel screen, £75, The Dormy House

Crown Multisurface Primer; Crown Eggshell in Parsonage Cream; both £14.99 for 750ml, Decorate Now

Offcut of wallpaper (we used Enthrall, £25 per roll, Graham & Brown)

Brush

Sharp scissors

PVA glue

Varnish

Stand the screen on a protected floor and paint all sides with a coat of primer. Leave to dry for three hours. Once dry, paint with eggshell and leave to dry for another three hours before repeating with a second coat. Leave to dry overnight.

Using a pair of sharp scissors, neatly cut out some trailing flower designs from your roll of wallpaper and set aside.

Lay the screen flat on the floor and arrange the wallpaper flowers
so that they trail down from the curved top edge of the panels. When
you are satisfied with the position of the decoupage designs, stick them
carefully in place with PVA glue. Finally, brush the screen with a coat of varnish to seal the flowers in place and add a subtle sheen.

Give
this a try – it’s ideal for a bedroom or bathroom, plus we’d love to
see what designs you decide to decoupage so share it with us on Facebook. Also, find lots more easy makes on our new Style at Home website.

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