By Warren Snow at Snow Woodworks in Marshall, VA.
Upon encountering life’s milestone of downsizing to a smaller home, we departed our spacious abode and moved into a 70’s era ranch-style house. The living room became our dining room, and our first challenge to living in smaller quarters began. The nearby opening to the hallway afforded guests an easy view of the other rooms in the house. We needed a way to screen the hallway from view.
A sliding door, swinging saloon doors, curtains, and even 60’s-style hanging beads were considered, but nothing felt right…until one day when my wife arrived home from the local ReStore with an ugly beaten up bed frame she bought for $35. “THIS will be our privacy screen”. With her drawing-on-a-napkin in hand, I shuffled out to the shop and began.
I stripped the aged orange finish from the headboard to find gorgeous mahogany. The turned bed posts were split in half, painted with Lamp Black Milk Paint, and applied to a center rail of laurel burl. The footboard provided more beautiful mahogany whose grain was awoken with Arm-R-Seal. A few coats of Flat Out Flat imparted a soft glow to the screen’s painted parts. Repurposed wheels from an old baby carriage were added, and we are proud to present our Rolling Privacy Screen.
General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint
General Finishes Arm-R-Seal
General Finishes Seal-a-Cell
General Finishes Flat Out Flat