As time went on I really wanted to spruce up my room. Plus try to keep it clean... lol.. It wasn't until this past December 2009 I realized what I wanted to do. I was shopping for gift wrap at Target and found a wonderful Damask flocked print paper. Oh my goodness I fell in love with it. I bought one roll that day because I "had" to. I decided I would use it as a wallpaper for my ugly white cabinet in the corner of the above photo. I made four rectangle panels out of the gift wrap and then modge podged them to the doors. Then we bought some basic trim for the edges of the paper panels.
I really like how the doors came out. So the next thing I did was rip off the curtain panels under my craft counter. I had a large piece of black & white gingham print fabric that I stuck up in place of the old one.
The room seems to be coming along to my liking now. One change I'm hoping will happen soon is to get a black counter top instead of that ugly green.
On the other end of the room is my sewing area. I have an old sewing desk that I stripped and restained. I used Minwax Bombay Mahogany. I wanted a bulletin board above the desk so I took my old corkboard painted the trim in black. Then I took a piece of foamcore board applied batting to it, covered it in a piece of damask fabric and added some ribbon to make it into a French board. Love the look of it.
Here is a picture of the sewing desk after the stripping/staining (this wall is painted the turquoise like the rest of the room).
So far I am very happy with the way the room is coming along. I do have a few other things to make and to hang on the walls (shelves above the computer desk and sewing area would be nice).
|Foamcore Stamp pad station & Unity stamp binders|
Shelf my husband and I made.