You may already know about my obsession with nontraditional headboards. Having a focal point above a bed is essential, and while there are tons of traditional headboards I've flipped for, finding a fresher approach that costs less just feels more thrilling. One of my favorite examples of an inventive headboard that looks more chic than crafty, is from a 2008 Cottage Living spread.The upholstered nailhead screen has the same polished feel as many headboards I've seen, but the extraordinary height and curvaceous shape add extra visual interest. Still, these types of folding screens are usually just as costly as, if not more expensive than, their headboard counterparts. Luckily though, I've come across a beauty that has all of the details of the featured screen that I love and more! Plus, the price seems too good to be true. Keep reading to see which folding screen might become my new headboard.
Swoon! Jonathan Adler's trio of swanky new folding screens are here and I must have one! First of all, folding screens add instant architecture to your home and can easily be moved around, so I think they're essential for your home. Set one behind an armchair and you've got yourself a reading nook. Place one in your bedroom for a dressing area channeling 1940s film. Or, use it as a room divider for a studio apartment. The opportunities are endless. But Jonathan Adler's offerings have cinematic style that simply can't be beat. The Desmond Screen ($1,500) features three panels in walnut veneer with polished brass hardware or white lacquer with polished nickel hardware. My favorite is the two-panel Channing Screen ($1,500), which has a white lacquer finish with nailhead detail on both sides and really glamorous hinge finials. What do you think?
Screen doors are great for letting in cooling Summer breezes while keeping out unwanted pesky insects, but they're not de rigueur in most houses. Do you have one on your casa?
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Spring is here! So if you haven't already, it's time to reinstall your screen doors and window screens. That said, while you're at it, you should check for any holes or tears in the screens. You'll want to enjoy the Spring breeze, but there's nothing relaxing about bugs buzzing around your home. If your screen's tears are smaller than three inches square, it's a cinch to fixed them with a self-adhesive Screen Repair Kit ($3 for five). Just stick one on!
If your screens have large holes that can't be repaired with a patch, you'll need to replace the screening entirely. You can head to your hardware to pick up all of the supplies you'll need. First, you'll need new screening to fit the dimensions of your door — they're sold in standard sizes. Then, you'll need new spline, which is the thin rubber cord or tubing that locks the screen into the groove of the door frame. To put the spline in place, you'll need what's called a screen spine roller, a pizza-cutter-like roller that presses the spline in place. For a step-by-step visual guide to replacing the screen, head to Popular Mechanics.
In last night's episode of Gossip Girl, I couldn't take my eyes off of the diamond-pattern nailhead folding screen that Serena stands in front of. It's gorgeous, isn't it? A bit Hollywood regency, a bit classic, a bit masculine. I've been looking for a screen like this for ages, so I simply had to hunt it down. Wondering where you can buy one? Then read more
Something I need to do more of is clean my computer screen. I don't even want to know how much dust and crud is on there right now. If you're like me and you need a quick and easy way to keep your monitor clean, for only $7 you can pick up one of these animal screen cleaners.
Each animal adheres right on your monitor and when you need a fast cleaning session, just pull the cord and wipe your screen. Choose from spider, caterpillar or fish. A great stocking stuffer indeed. And for more gift ideas, head on over to HolidaySugar!
This may look like the inside of a huge indoor aquarium or some swanky casino in Vegas, but it's actually a 250m by 30m LED screen inside a new mall in Beijing.
Displayed on Gizmodo, this elaborate screen measures a ginormous 7,500 square meters of viewable area and is 80 feet in the air. As you can see in the picture below, it is quite the massive structure. If you fancy one of these, they come with a hefty price tag of $32 million. I say display one of your favorite music videos and call it a party!