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Project: Pretty room divider

This wallpaper-covered room divider creates a stunning way to split up your space.

Whether you’re looking for a little extra privacy, or you want to create a whole room-within-a-room, setting up a couple of bi-fold doors is a great place to start. Covering the panels in paper will make them blend into their surroundings and prevent them from looking like someone dropped a cubicle in your living room.

Materials
Bi-fold doors
Wallpaper (1 to 2 rolls, depending on the size and number of bifold doors)
Measuring tape
Pencil
Metal ruler or carpenter
square
Utility knife
Spray paint (optional)
Wallpaper paste and brush
Plastic float
Screwdriver (optional)

How-to
1 Measure the doors and cut your paper to size using a utility knife and metal ruler or carpenter square as your guide, leaving a 2" allowance on the top and bottom.

2 If you would like the sides of the dividers to match the paper, spray paint the edges of the doors in a complementary colour and let them dry completely.

3 Apply paste and book your wallpaper.

4 Carefully place your wallpaper on the first room divider door.

5 Smooth down the paper with a brush and remove any air bubbles with a plastic float.

6 Trim off the excess paper at the top and bottom using a utility knife.

7 Repeat for the other door, matching up the pattern.

Tip
If you're creating a wider room divider using multiple bi-fold doors, attach them together using the provided hinge.

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