well it's a closet really.
But it doesn't matter.
It's a space to create.
And it's coming together.
I'm letting myself take risks and have fun.
I chose an aqua blue for the walls.
And tested out Emily Jones' painted wallpaper technique
on the table top.
I chose a different design though.
I was actually inspired by a generic screensaver option
found on the iphone.
It went much more quickly than I thought it would.
I've found lately if I just don't think about things too hard,
they come together.
I traced the design while my kids played during the day
and was able to paint the whole table top in a little over an hour one
My next labor of love is a decoupage pegboard that will go on the
inside of one of the doors.
I decided to decoupage copies of vintage hymnal music to it.
They were more yellow so I adjusted the color to make it
look like newsprint. And when it was all done I used a dry brush
of a martha stewart paint called newsprint to give it an even softer,
My daughters and I went crazy ripping and making a mess.
I really think there's no other way to create is there?
They were so excited to help and took such pride seeing
our progress and the finished product.
I very intentionally chose some of the words and numbers I wanted
to stand out. But much of it was like fitting in pieces of a puzzle.
I would place them down with modpodge first and then let my
daughter's slather the modpodge on top.
Yes, it was messy and yes, more than one of us had glue in our hair.
But it was fun and really how badly could we mess it up.
It's supposed to look shabby.
I love the finished effect. It feels more like a cool frame than a
pegboard with a bunch of holes.
|now that i figured out where i'm using the ikea baskets... i have to head back to buy two more|
I kept waiting to get the good camera back in order to show you
these things. But it still isn't in my hands so these cell phone
photos will have to do. ;)
The 'room' is still evolving and I don't yet have a proper chair, but
once I'm all set up I just can't wait to start really creating in my