There's a pretty wreath trend floating around the internet that involves wrapping wreaths in yarn instead of plants and I really like them. Despite the fact that I don't live in a detatched house, I thought I'd give it a try. Maybe it will work and maybe it won't. I like the idea of switching out the decorations every season. Of course, I ended up buying the tiniest yarn ever which only takes a million times longer.
Oops, I totally skipped yesterday. First day back at work completely wiped me out I guess. But after so much awful sanding, priming and painting, our bedroom is now looking super classy in that grey. *Whistles*
Of course, not without a bit of drama in which a store employee had a mishap with the mixing machine which led us to paint dark patches on the wall, which led us to buy twice the paint we needed in order to fix it - *inhale, exhale* - but it's looking good now. I still want to try painting on a subtle pattern with the same colour but in gloss but that's probably not going to happen unless I want to buy more paint.
What else? Just a little journal play. I haven't been incorporating too much beyond acrylic paints at the moment as I've been working from the couch. It's also really relaxing to take an image that is already there and just... paint around it. Rotoscoping might be my calling.
Another thing that happened last week is I finally received my package from peachycheap which contained several sheets of beautimous stickers! So beautimous. These will make scrapping my few trip photos a load of fun!
I'm not sure about the word stickers but I'm completely smitten over the date stickers which are just PERFECT for journaling! Aaahhh, I can't wait to play with them!
Our bedroom is the one room in the apartment that isn't "homey" and inviting. Well... except maybe the bathroom. This weekend we traded out our old 3/4 mattress for a queen and it is crazy tall! And it is super pain in the butt to arrange the room with huge furniture all around. What a project. Everything looks like it was just piled in there awkwardly, so I needed to put something pretty on to the walls.
I have a huge stack of unwanted canvas stretchers, so we pulled a few apart to make these little wooden "windows" and painted them white. On the back, I glued down some pretty scrapbook papers in the colour scheme I want for the room (I'm thinking grey and turquoise?).
Love the bird pattern!
Aaah! I can't wait to start working on the room, but there are some doors and trim to do left. The new bed is such an improvement that if it weren't for the constant unpleasant dreams, it would be incredibly difficult not to sleep in all day!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?
Tuesday, February 14, 1pm PST