Custom Upholstered Room Divider

Delineate a bedroom work area from sleep space by customizing inexpensive, bi-fold doors to create a one-of-a-kind room divider.

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Inexpensive bifold doors, paint and fabric help divide spaces in a room.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 sets of wood bi-fold doors
  • fabric batting
  • staple gun and staples
  • tape measure
  • pencil and notepad
  • drill
  • screws
  • fabric
  • wide ribbon
  • iron-on adhesive tape
  • iron
  • fabric scissors
  • decorative hinges
  • paint and brush

Prep Doors

Remove existing hardware so each door is separate. Paint door edges in desired color, if needed.

Add Batting

Lay bi-fold doors out on a long, flat work surface. Use a tape measure to determine the width and height of doors. Mark dimensions down in notepad with pencil. Use fabric scissors to cut batting 1/4-inch shorter than door on all sides. Attach batting to front and back of each door with staple gun.

Attach Fabric

Mark then cut fabric to same dimensions as batting. Attach fabric to doors, over batting, pulling fabric taught as you staple.

Attach Fabric With Staple Gun

Attach Fabric With Staple Gun

Mark then cut fabric to same dimensions as batting. Attach fabric to doors, over batting, pulling fabric taut as you staple.

Finish Edges With Ribbon

Cut strips of ribbon long enough to cover edges of fabric and batting. Place iron-on adhesive tape over staples. Cover adhesive tape with ribbon, lining up the ribbon's edges with outside edges of door. Miter ribbon at corners by cutting with scissors at a 45-degree angle then use iron to bond both ribbon and adhesive tape to fabric.

Finish Edges With Ribbon

Finish Edges With Ribbon

Cut strips of ribbon long enough to cover edges of fabric and batting. Place iron-on adhesive tape over staples. Cover adhesive tape with ribbon, lining up the ribbon's edges with outside edges of door. Miter ribbon at corners by cutting with scissors at a 45-degree angle then use iron to bond both ribbon and adhesive tape to fabric.

Add Decorative Hinges

Join doors together using decorative hinges, attached with drill and screws.

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