Saturday, January 14, 2012

LOVE ... Folding Screens







 













11 comments:

  1. Favor the muted landscape screen behind the sofa...like looking out a window. Very calming!

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  2. Some gorgeous screens. I wonder if the antique looking one by the tub is actually left there. It seems the steam and water would damage it. xo Diana

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  3. Artie I have a very dark 4 panel screen which I want to paint a lighter palette. Similar in ways to # 5 or 7! What do you think?

    Xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  4. I love screens too! They are certainly not common in most homes.
    The screens with art are a nice big focal point... but shutters and mirrors are wonderfully versatile.
    Fun post, Artie.
    Lee
    Ps. Congrats to Scott!

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  5. I have an antique white screen in my guest room ... the paint was oil based but quite chippy at this point... would it be a shame to paint it and freshen it up?

    by the way, the work verification below says "dirtwar"... LOL

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  6. Hey NanaDiana! You know, I wondered the same thing, but from the bottom left of the photo you can see that there is quite a distance (perhaps a foot) between the screen and the tub. It appears as though there is a freestanding towel bar in front of the screen, too, so maybe the steam doesn't get to it. I'd be more worried about the splish splash of my big butt getting in and out of that tub drenching the poor thing. Although it's gorgeous, it is a good solution to the bigger question: WHO PUTS A TUB IN FRONT OF A BANK OF WINDOWS!?!?
    xo,
    A

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  7. I think that's a great idea Karena, you're very talented - and I know it'd turn out famously. Make sure to let me know if you do it! :)
    xo,
    A

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  8. AC: I don't think painting anything is a shame. If Scott were sitting next to me, he'd give me a good scolding, but if you feel comfortable doing it - I say go ahead!! ;)
    xo,
    A

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  9. I love screens too and these are lovely examples. I have two folding screens; one is a cormandel screen in my living room and the other in my bedroom is a Victorian upholstered number with a gilded frame and beveled glass in the top portion of each panel. I think screens added a great deal of interest to a room.
    All the best...Victoria

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  10. Me too Artie! You know how we always say the phrase 'the one that got away'?...well...I let a beautiful iron scrolly screen get away once at an antique show...always regret not making up my mind on that one!

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  11. Artie, I have 3 folding screens. One, my FIL brought back from the orient and I inherited. It is one of my PRIZED possessions! One hangs in the dining room and one upstairs on our "bridge". Maybe I will do a post on them, thanks for the inspiration! XO, Pinky

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