Our house has gone through a bit of a reconfiguring. With 5 bedrooms and only 2 children you would think that we would have plenty of room, and we do. But we need one room for my husband's office and I like to have a nice guestroom. We are the only ones that live in Tx on my side of the family so a guest room is nice to have. I also require a craftroom, not a space. I sound a little spoiled and I guess I am but really for me it's more of a necessity then a guest room or a diningroom. At least it's used a heck of a lot more. My husband realizes this need and has given me the dining room. It's the perfect solution except that it is open to everyone as soon as you walk through our front door. Not ever a pretty sight. At first I thought we would put in french doors and I would frost the glass. But we decided we would probably move sometime this year. So then I hung sheers across the archway. A very ugly sight. I lived with it and then finally came up with a great solution.
Believe it or not it was extremely easy and cheap. All 5 doors came from the renew store. Which is the habitat for humanity thrift store. All things home are donated from homeowners redoing their homes. All the doors were 5 bucks except for the center door which was 10. There were all the colors that they are except the far right. It was off white and I simply spray painted it the grey blue shade.
I changed two of the doorknobs. The far right and the far left. Both were bought 50 percent off at hobby lobby. The decor was stuff that I actually had in my house. I shopped my house and all of a sudden I had a home theme that hadn't looked right anywhere else. The home printable is from the blog eighteen25 and it is in many different colors. Here it is from the side.
You can see a little of the mess it is hiding.
Okay so here's my tips.
1. I actually did this all by myself. It was super easy, but if you can snag someone to help you hold the doors together it would be even easier.
2. I went to lowes and just bought cheap door hinges. They were about 2 bucks each and I used 2 per door. I did not try to reuse the hinges that were already there. That seemed like it would require too much thought and prep. I just left the original hinges and put mine above them or under them. It was very quick work with a little battery powered screw driver. I just added one at a time and voila! About 20 minutes later I had this super cute screen to make my house look less trashy. It truly made a huge difference.
Here it is from my entry way. I turned my old formal living room into the dining room and the old dining room is now the craft room. I think the screen does a great job.
Like the carpet stains? That's my favorite part :)