My sweet Sunday so far: lounging in bed, working on lots and lots of crafty projects (quilts! keychains! papercutting! pajaki!) and organizing my jewelry. Later, there will be kebab eating, a nice long walk and then Game of Thrones!
Many of the windows in our new place are over old radiators and it was really tough to figure out curtains for them. I love a curtain that puddles on the floor but it just seemed like a scary fire hazard. I had this one big panel I got at an Anthro sample sale and used that as my base, cut some of the details apart and then added canvas and lined it with a ticking stripe. The idea was that they would look like modern fabric wall hangings instead of curtains. A little detail we added later: when we put our air conditioning unit in, we added eye hooks to the end of the dowels at the end of the curtain then hooks in the wall. You can pull the curtain up and see the striped fabric on the back.
Before:Just your standard Malm bedframe After: Headboard covered in vintage wallpaper
After After: Cut paper flowers decoupaged over the wallpaper
Several months ago I covered our Malm headboard with come vintage wallpaper. It was pretty cute but it needed a little something more. One person commented that they would want to paint all the flowers crazy colors and it sparked something. I decided to cut flowers out of colored paper and decoupage them scattered over the wallpaper. It was super easy- I used Neutral PH Adhesive PVA (basically your average white glue but acid free) and a small paint brush to adhere them. A super-easy, cheap and fun DIY!
I took all the photos so they aren't professional at all but I just wanted to capture the things I love about our place. They are going to do a real live shoot for the magazine sometime in the late winter so I'll be sure to share those too!
On Saturday, Mr. Loveforever and I went on a little drive to the Lambertville, New Jersey to do a little flea marketing and antiquing. Lambertville is the cutest town ever! The Mr. and I found ourselves fantasizing about opening a cute little shop right on Main Street. We got a few things at the Golden Nugget Flea Market and then drove into town for lunch. A work friend recommended that we check out No. 63, a great little vintage/gift store that specializes in that mid-century/industrial look that we all love so much.
Well we went in. And we fell in love with an industrial filing cabinet. And we bought it! That was the easy part. The not-so-easy part was getting this thing out of the store and back into our apartment. There was a point when we didn't think it was going to happen and that we would have to leave our beloved filing cabinet behind. But we did it: dollies were borrowed, people were bribed, cash was exchanged and we got it home!
I spent all day Sunday organizing all my craft supplies and putting everything into my new favorite piece of furniture. Oh it was bliss.