How-to: Upholstered Wood Screen

Upcycle flea market finds to create exciting new pieces courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine .
By: Jaimie Dalessio Clayton
RX-HGMAG017_Flea-Market-Flips-101-b-4x3

RX-HGMAG017_Flea-Market-Flips-101-b-4x3

Photo by: Marko Metzinger

Marko Metzinger

Materials Needed:

  • screwdriver
  • scissors
  • batting
  • spray mount
  • fabric
  • electric staple gun
  • nailhead trim
  • Upholstery hammer

Step 1

Unscrew the screen’s hinges to detach the panels and lay them flat on the floor. Cut 3/4-inch-thick polyester batting to the size of each panel front, including the legs—you’ll need about 1 1/2 yards for each 72-inch-by-16-inch panel. Adhere with heavy-duty spray mount.

Step 2

Cut fabric to the shape and size of each panel front, including the legs, adding two inches all around. Wrap the fabric around each panel front and legs, securing it to the back with an electric staple gun and 3/8-inch staples, pulling it taut as you go.

Step 3

Tap nailhead trim around all the panels, about 2 inches from the edge (we just eyeballed it) using a nylon-tip upholstery hammer ($30, diyupholsterysupply.com). Add two more lines of trim 8 and 10 inches from the top and bottom borders. Replace the hinges and screw the panels together.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Reupholster an Arm Chair

Upholstery can be an intimidating project, but it seems more complicated than it actually is. A thrift store arm chair with simple lines, a sturdy frame and good padding makes a perfect subject for a novice upholsterer.

How to Re-cover an Upholstered Chair

An old dated chair is given a new funky look with spray paint and fabric.

How to Build a Wood Pergola

Pergolas provide some much needed shade from the summer sun. Learn how to build a pergola with these step-by-step instructions.

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

With hardwood back in style, it might be worthwhile to check your floors. If your floor was among those treasures that were buried, we can help put it back on display with these tips to refinish hardwood.

How to Make a Wood Cutting Board

Woodworking projects can be intimidating, but this project is actually easier than you may think. With basic shop materials and dense hardwood, which is the best wood for cutting boards, you'll be able to create a chef-worthy chopping accessory that any foodie would love.

How to Clean a Wood Kitchen Table

Got half an hour? Make your wood kitchen table spotless and germ-free.

How to Install a Planked Wood Ceiling

Add architectural detail and rustic, farmhouse charm to a builder basic bedroom with a tongue-and-groove planked wood ceiling. This is also a great way to cover up dated, cottage cheese ceilings or a sloppy drywall job.

How to Build a Wooden Kids' Swing Set

You need just basic woodworking tools and lumber to construct our updated version of a classic kids' swing set.

Upholstered Headboard With Nail Head Trim

Create a dramatic focal point in your bedroom with a custom, upholstered headboard that extends to the ceiling.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.