Pay no attention to that mess behind the curtain
Ever since I moved into my new place, I’ve wanted room divider screens. My living room is ridiculously massive, which means it also serves as my office space. But who wants to look at their desk when they are chillaxin’ in their living room? The solution, of course, is to have room dividers that can block out the desk when it’s not in use, but can easily move out of the way when I’m working.
Unfortunately, I had NO IDEA how freaking expensive room divider screens actually are. Once I finally found some (it was surprisingly difficult to find any places that sold them), I was blown away to discover that a simple, 3-panel shoji screen runs $150-$200! And given my massive living room and my massive desk, I’d need two of the 3-panels. A few hundred bucks for some pieces of wood and rice paper? I don’t think so!
I’ve had my eye on Craig’s List for a while, but no luck. And then I noticed that a little store around the corner from Tod’s had a big “going out of business sale!” sign and a bunch of room dividers in the window! The had the shoji-style screens for only $80, but they also had these metal and fabric guys:
for only $40, or two for $70! The usual price on these were $100 each, so I was pretty happy to walk away with all the room dividing goodness that I need for only $70!