Here's the $20 dollar table that my daughter found at a friend's yard sale. There are before pics in the How To Video below. Since it wasn't an expensive table I thought I'd try out wrapping paper for the top of it since it's so inexpensive compared to wallpaper. I've never done this before but it worked out way better than I thought.
The biggest problem was trying to video tape when JoJo was in the tub. He made an appearance during the video. Lucky for you he's still short enough you didn't get any naked fanny. He was distraught over something right at the critical moment of doing one side of the table. So the video is a "how to" and "how not to" do it. The table is still nice despite the fail part.
I know most people don't paint or draw so this floral is a way to get that look without having to learn the skill. This is gift wrap pattern part of my first art, fabric, and papers collect. I even had some friends on Facebook name 2 of the patterns.
If this table was important to me I might have ordered wall paper and tried it that way. I think. I haven't done wall paper on a table before either. Maybe I'll try that with the next project.
Here's the video. If you like it, let me know.
Work on the StudioHouse progresses. This is the sewing room. So far.
I've sewn since I was twelve and now my 2 youngest girls are starting to so a sewing room was a must for the StudioHouse. Since sewing requires lots of time and space (we'll also use it for embroidery, crocheting, quilting, and re-upholstering) I figured the third floor (attic room) would be a great option.
The kids painted the walls. Straight untinted white. Then I decided green for the floor. (Sticking with my Brand Palette) I worked on the floor with Cassie and Erica's help. This is the beginning, before I found out that the paint wasn't mixed completely in the can. One side of the floor ended up a cool green and the other side a warm green. When I got to the bottom of the can there was yellow pigment that wasn't mixed in. Grrrrrr!
Usually after the store mixes it I can just shake it and go. That's IF the store mixes it properly. So here's a tip -
TIP: DON'T TRUST THAT THE STORE AUTOMATICALLY MIXES THE PAINT THOROUGHLY.
I ended up buying more paint (making sure it was completely mixed) and did it all over again.
There's a door leading upstairs to the sewing room that usually stays closed. I finished up with painting them. Every time I open the door to the stairs it makes me happy.
I'm a painter and I messed up. Tell me I'm not the only one who has projects take longer than they're supposed to.
The StudioHouse has a landing on the second floor that's about 6' x 7'. The crazy thing is that it has 5 doors leading to/from it. Yes 5. One of the doors we removed while remodeling or it would have been 6 doors. When you go up you wonder which door to pick. Door #1, #2, #3, #4, or #5. (Flashback vintage game show - "Let's Make a Deal". Web search it youngsters.)
With so many doors (and the intended use, sometime down the road, being classes) I wondered how I was going to differentiate for students which door leads to which room. Should I have signs on the door? Different colored doors? Numbers on doors? What exactly? Then I remembered seeing something one of my sisters did.
The inspiration for my choice came from Creative Mommas. (They happen to be some of my creative sisters. It totally runs in the family.) Chelsea built her own bookshelf and added lettering above it. I totally love the subtlety of the look.
See what I mean. There but not there. I wanted something that said what each room's use is but nothing that jumps out at me each time I go up there. I can direct people and even if they forget which door, they'll still be able to figure it out.
The rooms will be for Sewing, Photo Shoots, Painting, Bathroom, and Crafting. We're busy people.
These aren't the "before" or "after" pictures but the "during" photos. I've added captions to each of the gallery photos for how-to info.
8" chip board letters from Hobby Lobby @ $1.99 each
Besides Tina and Allen, what do you think? (They already let me know they did not approve. But I still like them :)