Room Divider With Grit and Grace

My Mantra: Grit and Grace. I'm a country girl at heart and you never completely take the country out of a girl.
Old barn wood is beautiful to me. The wood and hinges have grit and adding white paint and placing it with an antique family cello gives it grace.
Look closely at the years of hard work.
New hinges and screws rusted with the following formula:

* Cover hinges and screws with Clorox for 24 hrs. in bucket

* Dry hinges and screws

* Cover hinges and screws with apple cider vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of salt for 24 hrs.

* Place in sunshine for 24 hrs. (each side for 12 hrs. each)
I wanted a paint to really cover but I didn't want a sheen, so I used flat interior paint. Three coats of paint was applied. I'm loving Valspar paint.
The large chandelier stencil from Designer Stencils in turquoise was next.
The hinges were placed randomly. I could have distressed the whole divider at this point and may still do that, but I'm lovin it the way it is at this point. I think because it is naturally distressed in some ways anyways.
My ceilings are 10 foot tall and my room divider is at least 8 foot tall
Grit and Grace
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  • Mary Mary on Jun 02, 2015
    Can you share more information about the stencils and how I could shop and purchase them please and thank you ? Smiles n Blessings : )*

  • Vickie Vickie on Jun 02, 2015
    This has given me a great idea for my own version! I have a cello along with an upright bass, mandolin, three guitars, violin, dulcimer and a huge piano that truly is overwhelming to decorate around. With this cuteness in a couple of corners of the dining room I might be able to move the cello and upright bass to a new "show off" spot! I don't play any of the instruments with the exception of a bit on the dulcimer but hubby plays them all and plays them very well and so do my adult children. When they come over it is a lot of fun but trying to decorate with them and around them is a challenge in this tiny house so thanks so much for a great idea to make that task a bit easier.Now to go dig around in the woodpile or hit the lumber yard! Thanks again

    • @Vickie, What a nice comment! The cello is a conversation piece, my husband's family played for dances many, many years ago. I have a fiddle on a shelf that is from their family also. I will have to post someday how I have it in a collage.