What you will need:
A screwdriver, a tape measure, and a pencil
1 Start by measuring the width of your fireplace opening from side to side. Note down the measurement in inches on a piece of paper. If you have an old fire screen or mesh curtain that is still intact but no longer fits snuggly, simply use this as a template for cutting out the new one! However, if you do not have any remnants laying around, make sure to add two inches more than what’s needed for both length and width measurements. This will ensure there is enough fabric to either hem or iron.
2 Next, cut out the new curtain and make sure it is two inches larger than what you measured on all sides (width and length). If using remnants from an old screen or mesh curtain as a template for your measurements, simply use your tape measure to mark the appropriate size onto the remnant with chalk before cutting around it. You can then lay this piece of paper down underneath your material while measuring and marking according to its lines!
You should also ensure that there are no holes in any part of the mesh; if there are they’ll need patching up with some extra wire netting which will be necessary when installing. This step only applies if you do not have any other leftovers to use as a template for your measurements.
3 Once the cut-out is complete, it’s time to attach the wire mesh curtain to the fireplace screen frame! Simply poke in some nails through each of its corners using a hammer and secure with pliers if necessary. Make sure that at least two inches hang over on either side when done. You can then hang this new fire-mesh up or lay flat depending on what will look best in your living room space!
To ensure an even better fit without any gaps between where you’ve attached it onto the fireplace opening, you should also try adding extra hooks (just like those seen hanging kitchen utensils) along both sides before nailing them into place.