When everything else fails crafting is your ticket out. Today I spent some time working on a baby lamb mobile for my friends little boy. Even though the black sheep came out looking more like a black cat I still think it looks pretty cute.
What’s next on your spray paint list ?
I know I pretty much promised a fringe project by Monday and there’s still no sign of it. But I have a perfectly good reason for that, I took on a much much bigger project. It was pretty hard work and it became a definition to me – if I can do this, I can do anything. So I guess I can do anything now :D.
So this is what I started out with. Years ago we bought a wooden table with my dad. I had some kind of a black phase back then, so I asked my dad to paint it. That phase is long gone now and this table was just making our room tiny and dark.
So I started sanding, and went on sanding, feeling, no more like hearing how my muscles grow. This went on for almost three days.
I was so happy with the result. Yay all the way!
And this is what we have now. I can’t stop looking at it and smiling all the time. Room is ten times brighter!
What you think about this transformation?
When we moved into our flat there was some furniture in one room, it used to be a kids room. We disgussed with the owner and said we are only interested in couple of items. But the moving started so quick and they couldn’t take the extra pieces away, so she asked us to get rid of them. We ended up keeping most of the stuff. We took some things apart and used it for other purposes, but we kept them. We also kept this desk. On this picture it looks kind of fun with it’s colour and not in too bad shape. Put up close it was really tired and didn’t hook with any furniture around.
I knew I needed this table but the way it looked only made me mad. I needed a place more inspiring. And white is something that just smoothes your soul – pure and clean. For a little accent I spraypainted the knobs and inside of the drawers bronze
I made a lot of mistakes, but I guess you learn best from your own. And even though I was impatient and it didn’t turn out perfect, I made it myself and I love my new office nook.
This is what was going on in the bedroom before, nice lamp, yeah, but really truly too green for our room. I know you can tell too much from the picture, but trust my words.
Getting it down was much harder than I expected. It took me time and effort, but I did it on my own and couldnt be more proud :D.
And this is what we have now, big white fluffy ball, made with my own little hands. To me it just looks so much cozier. You can check more about the making from here.
Our home is still in progress so instead of little cute decorations that really make home a home, I’m more conserned about beds and tables and other furniture right now. That said I still want our surroundings to be pretty and cozy and I believe nothing does it better than flowers. I try to have some around at all times, so when one of the posies started to look a bit tired, I seperated the “not dead yet” ones and threw them in a bowl of water. And there you have it – a simple and pretty pop of colour. Flower Power all the way.