…This Old House

So fun to seeing Blue Egg Brown Nest on This Old House! This is our Hide & Seek screen introduced by Frammie (my MIL) & built by my DH, stylized by yours truly.


The back story is is that I really wanted window seats so the flatscreen had to find a home above the fireplace. I know this is a big issue of debate. But, the screen has helped and it was a great project. I heart having a handy husband!

I hunted down some vintage bird & botanical prints & had custom mats made for them.

The frames are cheap-o ones from Michaels that I stained and added gold leaf to – another tip from Fram!

DH had to get custom hinges made to make the screen open easily. It’s a bit more tricky than it looks.


Very happy with the finished product minus the fact that I get in trouble when I accessorize the mantel too much and the TV won’t turn on. I can’t help it!

I’m making a few screens now in French Linen. Already have the prints and this little gal has them painted.

FYI – Come see Blue Egg Brown Nest at the Home & Remodeling Show Jan 20th at 1:00 – 2:00.



  1. Jess says:

    Yeah for you!! That’s really great Christen!

  2. Claire says:

    What a great project! I love how it looks good with both the screen open and shut.

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