What a week - I don't know if I got anything done or not! I mean I think I did. Ok, here's what I know for sure that I got done.
1. The desk top - although the board is wobbly so it's laying flat with text books and weights - thanks to hubs for insisting on keeping these. I've also purchased the legs.
2. The dresser has been bought and partially assembled. It has one coat of stain and the drawer fronts are on their way to being painted to match the desk legs. They are perhaps more pink than I was planning but I'm just moving forward at this point.
3. The desk chair. See more on the project below.
4. Prepping the walls for the mural - I will do a longer post about this next week hopefully when there's actually paint on the walls.
5. Pillow fabric measured, cut, and ironed. And hooray - my sewing machine is back from the repair shop way ahead of schedule. My aunt had graciously lent me hers and I didn't even get a chance to use it.
I had an older Ikea chair that somehow got used as a paint stool. Being frugal I've attempted a DIY project to hide the paint stains. This project was inspired by and Emily Henderson chair makeover seen here. For a chair that will only be used occasionally I'm happy with the results and will definitely be attempting a similar project again.
Step one - Remove the back from the base.
Step two - Spray paint the front side a fun shade of green. Don't forget to use primer first.
Step three - Use spray glue to lay fabric over the back of the back. Modge podge over top to help create a firm . Trim excess fabric.
Step four - Spray laquer over the painted side and the fabric side.
Step five - Measure and cut fabric for the seat.
Step six - Use spray glue to attach the fabric to the base. I chose to forgo foam on this project to save time and hassle (it may have been quite late and I may have been quite eager to finish a project). I also used furniture tacks on the corners to help hold the fabric in place.
Step seven- Put the chair back together & admire!
I'm really wanting to narrow down some art work. I had hoped this would come this week but I'm putting it off. I'm uncertain how the mural is going to turn out and I don't want the artwork to compete with it. Honestly I'm so nervous about this mural. I'm going to be taping up some inspiration art to help guide the mural process. Here are four pieces that combine abstract and graphics that I'm really drawn too.