This publish will seemingly be the closest factor to my private diary that I ever put on the web (and I actually wrote about being single and depressed through the holidays throughout quarantine). I’m barely terrified that after seeing these “patterns” or “drawings” that I “created,” I might be instantly kicked out of the design group ceaselessly. Not that I assumed I might solely provide you with masterpieces however I had larger hopes for my work. Displaying them feels tremendous susceptible since they got here bodily from my proper hand (FYI I’m right-handed) however the inventive course of is dangerous till it’s good proper? RIGHT? The excellent news is that by the tip you will note what I plan to color in my DIY closet makeover and I’m actually pumped about it. Okay, let’s remind you of what the house appears to be like like…
Right here she is in her present state. The cabinets my dad constructed have been made (as you already know) however I nonetheless must sand and stain them which can occur this weekend since I’m at the moment out of city:) Plenty of you advised I get hooks to hold my ladder and drying rack. Sadly, I must lean a pair extra issues behind these two principal items in order that they received’t truly be in opposition to the wall. However don’t fear, my curtain will cowl the whole lot and having these issues on the ground doesn’t trouble me. Now let me remind you of my paint plan…
As you may see from this graphic, I’m solely portray the sample above the trim. It’s going to be a lot simpler and a lot of the backside might be coated by the curtain on this aspect and my garments on the opposite. No level in losing time, proper? My one-month deadline is coming in sizzling!
Okay now, let’s get susceptible…
This was my first try at doodling. I wasn’t making an attempt to place any strain on myself however I actually hated allll of it. I rapidly began to doubt if I possessed even an oz. of creativity in my head. Then I made a decision to get out the watercolors.
I appreciated the thought of doing a extremely easy coloration block as the bottom underneath no matter sample I got here up with…however my watercolor palette was very restricted (aka had not one of the colours I wished) and even with the paint completely dry, I couldn’t layer new colours on high. Perhaps that’s one thing I used to know after I was younger however my information was now nonexistent and my endurance ran out. So again to the pencil I went.
Right here I made a tough template of the 4 partitions after which photocopied a handful to check out totally different patterns. These wouldn’t have gone altogether FYI. I simply did one thing totally different on every “wall” to see if I possibly appreciated any of them. I DID NOT. Perhaps if I had the proper colours to play with that will’ve helped however I nonetheless was NOT comfortable and once more, defeated. Then I remembered how a lot I appreciated the partitions in a room I stayed in on the Freehand New York. They have been simply easy line drawings on the partitions and it appears to be like superior. So then I attempted this…
The concept was to color every wall a special however complementary coloration after which primarily have a single line make its manner via every wall in a enjoyable manner. The paper on the left was a little bit an excessive amount of. Ha. Then the one on the proper is healthier however would wish A LOT of enhancing. This was simply the primary draft.
However then an thought got here to me! I’d seen morse code artwork and thought that will look so cool and will have a ton of that means for me. I instantly considered coding out my mother’s identify and a candy card she wrote me years in the past. I really like the thought of feeling her the second I stroll into my entrance door (and possibly neglect that there’s a rest room observing me useless within the eyes). I additionally assume this closet is an ideal place for this design as a result of not solely did she love to decorate up however a few of my favourite items of hers are saved in there. For some context for these that won’t know, my mother handed away 11 years in the past. This in all probability makes extra sense with that information:)
Anyway, this drawing of my mother’s card in Morse code appears to be like comically horrible since I did it fairly quick, however I feel it can look actually cool when it’s rigorously achieved and correctly measured all out. Plus the “type” is completely consistent with my love of shapes and goes completely with the remainder of my condo’s design.
In order that’s the thought! I’d play with scale and nonetheless may coloration block the partitions to make it a little bit extra joyful as a result of that’s what it’s presupposed to characterize to me. It’ll be like my very own little secret at any time when I lookup at it:)
Oh, I even have one other replace!
Cafe Curtain Rod | Pinch Rings
I made a decision that as a lot as I wished to have the rod connected to the underside of the highest shelf, it was going to depart a little bit hole between the aspect of the curtain and the wall. NO thanks. So I occurred upon this cafe curtain rod from Rejuvenation. It was solely $50 and may very well be minimize to measurement! I paid for it with my very own cash and in addition purchased 12 of the unlacquered brass model of these curtain pinch rings. All in all, after tax and transport, it got here out simply over $100. I might be making two little holes within the trim however they are often simply patched and since this entire factor is customized I’m comfortable to depart it for future tenants.
Semi-Sheer Linen Drape | Darkish Linen Curtain
So now that I’ve the rod I want a curtain! I informed my dad I used to be planning to go to my favourite cloth retailer and get one made when he requested why I wouldn’t simply get a readymade curtain panel and get it hemmed. Nice query dad. It hadn’t crossed my thoughts. Why do I at all times make issues far more sophisticated than they should be????? Now that I had a a lot smarter plan, I discovered these two blue linen curtain panels that must be huge sufficient so I solely want one. The house is 52″ huge. I like the thought of the lighter blue however unsure fairly but. Subsequent replace hopefully I’ll have the reply.
Thanks for enduring my center school-level drawings. I hope we’re all impressed by the tip end result. GULP.
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