Rustic Room Divider

Terri O

Wood, Before and After

Room dividers give you a chance to update your space in just a couple of hours.

Plus, this rustic wood technique is simple to create on other surfaces in your home!

Time: A couple of hours

Materials Needed:

An old wooden door
Chicken wire
Tapered candle
Wood glue
Disposable bowl
Disposable paintbrush
Acrylic paint
Brass or metal accessories

Step 1:

Saw door in half lengthwise. My door had removable panels that I pulled out. I started my project by marking it up with a candle. Tip: Straight lines work best.

Step 2:

Once you have the wax markings you want, lightly apply strokes of acrylic paint. I chose a sage green color first (Be careful — it dries fast!). Gently sand. The areas with both wax and paint will come off, giving the door a nice, rustic look.

Step 3:

Repeat the candle marking (step 1). Next, lightly apply another coat of acrylic paint. This time I chose sandstone. Once dry, gently sand again.

Terri OStep 4:

I filled in the panel areas with chicken wire, but “rusted” them first using a quick coat of coffee bean and sandstone. I used wood glue to attach the wire to the door.

Step 5:

Accessorize with trinkets or whatever fun pieces you have in your home!