I picked 'em up at the D.I. for $20. Maybe a bit pricey once you factor in the price of paint and primer etc., but I had beeen waiting and waiting ever so long for them so I popped on 'em.
The poor things were covered in mummified spiders and pet hair...ick.
But, I saw through the cobwebs and knew that they had great potential. After a thorough rub down, I primed them.
I didn't take a picture. But I only wanted to use three of the four panels, so I unhinged one set and used that hinge to attach the third panel to the other set of two. I did this after they were primed, but before I had started on the painting...so I didn't mistakenly knick up the paint.
After they were primed and hinged together, I sprayed black paint everywhere I wanted it to show through. I used my candle wax method (which you can learn about here.
I could have spray painted the whole project black, but I knew where I wanted the black paint to show through so I just spot painted instead.)
Then I waxed over all of the black areas with an old candle I had on hand. I know it's not pretty, but don't worry.
Then I sprayed on the top coat in my favorite color...Ocean Breeze by Krylon.
Then, I rubbed, rubbed, rubbed...where I had waxed.
Then glazed a little too...for good measure.
And voila...a cool, rustic partition; perfect for concealing clutter or spicing up a bland corner.
Here she is in her new home.
Just pretend those smudges on the front of the piano aren't there.
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