I've had so much fun decorating Elliot's room with all of you, but I swear I'll stop soon, very soon. I am just finishing up the last few things. I don't know if you all have seen the animal silhouettes made of vintage wallpaper that have been floating around. I really like the idea of this, but wanted to do something a little less, um, dramatic. I decided to try my hand at cutting out some animal silhouettes of my own, and found a japanese silk-screened paper that I just love. The squirrel will go above the door, the bunny down by the baseboard, and the mouse above a window. I cut them out this morning, and now am just trying to figure out how to affix them to the wall. Any ideas?? I don't use spraymount- that stuff is too toxic for me. I was thinking of just trying Sobo glue (white glue). I thought I'd test some on some scrap paper to make sure the paper did not rip or anything.
And I've FINALLY moved my studio from the guest room closet to our largely unused dining room. Before this, I have been working in the most inefficient of ways, mainly in the kitchen and running up and down the stairs for supplies. I also have had to clear away my projects each time we needed to eat or something. I figure it is pretty much now or never on this since my baby is due in March, and this way I can leave things out and return to it when I get a chance. Also, this space is across from our home office, which makes it convenient in case I need to print or copy something. Pardon the very messy office, we're trying to get rid of some old computer equipment.
My sweet husband ran to IKEA Friday night and got me this large Expedit unit and a tall table for my sewing machine. The Expedit unit will hold my fabric, magazine collection (mainly MSL) and other supplies. I decided to leave my home decorating and apparel fabrics in an armoire upstairs since I don't use them as often. I am also going to add a large tackboard above the sewing table.
So far I just took the leaves off our dining room table and moved four of the chairs to the basement, but eventually I plan to trade this table for our old kitchen table in the basement which has a painted bottom and a stainless steel top. I actually am not hating this table here like I thought I would. Without the leaves it looks sort of desk-like, but I am not sure it would make a very good crafting surface since it has sort of beveled edges.
I am so excited that we finally did this, I can't tell you. I hate having rooms that sit unused, so using it as a dining room really makes no sense for us at this point. We have used this room more in the last 24 hours than we have in the year and a half since we moved in. It finally feels like there is life in there.