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Old 29-11-2017, 11:22 AM
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Hi Folks,

I'm after some advice again. I have bought a screen kit for my Dressmaker's fitting room :-
screen kit | McQueenie Miniatures

I've used McQueenie kits before and they are a joy to work with. I have ordered some boiled linseed oil to finish the wood, however I'm in a quandary about finishing the panels. I think I have three options -
(a) leave it as is - it's lovely mahogany and should polish up nicely with the oil.
(b) cover the panels wallpaper
(c) cover the panels with fabric

My setting is Edwardian, so I'd appreciate any opinions.


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Old 29-11-2017, 08:29 PM
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Oooo quandry! If it was my screen, Id be inclined to either cover it in wallpaper or fabric. Fabric would look lovely and be authentic to the time period, especially if it looked or was embroidered.
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Old 30-11-2017, 09:48 AM
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the screen looks great and whilst (loving wood) I can see why you're tempted to just oil I think that Shannon is correct and fabric would be more in keeping
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:30 PM
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that is a lovely screen,i would like to see it covered too,hve fun with it..
goings on..
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:57 AM
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Thank you all for your input - I think you're all right, fabric is the way to go with it. I've assembled it, apart from the hinges and I'm going to oil it this week.

I've spotted some Arts and Crafts fabric which may fit the bill. Watch this space....
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:36 AM
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Fabric and wallpaper were both popular as was having some image or scene across the panels.

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