Dorm Room Ideas

How to Make a Multifunctional Room Divider

Separate your spaces with a multifunctional room divider that is upholstered in a patterned fabric on one side and painted with chalkboard paint on the other.

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Materials Needed:

  • 3/4-inch-thick MDF board
  • 4 door hinges
  • 4 yards fabric
  • queen-sized quilt batting
  • chalkboard paint
  • mini foam roller
  • 3/4-inch ribbon
  • spray adhesive
  • stapler
  • fabric glue or hot glue gun
  • drill gun

Cut Out Screen Pieces

Take MDF board (standard size 48 x 80 inches) and cut down to the height you would like. For this project we cut ours down to 60 inches and were left with 48 x 60 inches. We then took that board and made three cuts to get three 16-inch-wide pieces. Lightly sand new edges.

Apply Chalkboard Paint

Since this folding screen will be reversible, you're going to paint one side with chalkboard paint. Use a mini foam roller to apply three layers of chalkboard paint. Let dry.

Upholster Reverse Side of Screen

Lay out quilt batting and cut to size (Image 1). A razor blade makes it easy to trim excess (Image 2). Use spray adhesive to adhere.

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