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Simple yet decorative fireplace screen

Having recently featured a couple of articles on fireplaces, and one in particular that looks at how to block out draughts using a fire screen, I was so glad to stumble upon this project that shows how to make a simple yet decorative fireplace screen.

Vone Emerson at vone inspired designed and made this decorative fireplace screen using a PAR pine frame, some mesh fabric, and a little creativity.

1. Use 20 x 44mm PAR pine for the frame for the fireplace screen. To join the sections together apply a bead of Pattex No More Nails adhesive and then use a staple gun to secure. You could also use steel corner braces or a Kreg Pockethole Jig to join the frame together.

2. Cover the frame with mesh fabric and staple this to the back of the frame. If you need to block out draughts, use a thicker fabric.

3. Pop into the garden and grab some thin twigs to decorate the front of the fireplace screen. Use a hot glue gun to secure the twigs onto the front of the mesh fabric.

4. Use tin snips or a Dremel MultiTool to cut leaf shapes from aluminium cans. These are also hot glued onto the front of the mesh.

5. Lay the firescreen on newspaper and lightly spray with Rust-Oleum 2X satin canyon black spray paint. You will find the full range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse.


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