So on the the studio. I think after painting the walls and loveseat I started making pillows. LOTS of pillows.
This used to be my sister's jacket!!! Hope she didn't want it back!!!
See that purple one? Painted and stenciled. I also painted some smaller lime greens ones too, but I don't think they're showing up here on the bed.
This one I purchased at Pier One. It was the inspiration for the whole room!!!
Next I ordered this cool sari yarn on Ebay. I knitted this little mat. (Didn't know where it was going to go yet.)
Here's the whole sari and the curtains I made out of it. I also made the bedspread out of new fabric and an old sheet as the backing! The triangle shaped things at the top are head scarves I bought at The Library Center. (didn't know where these were going either, just knew I Had to have them)
Love this lamp! It's another garage sale find. I used spray adhesive and glued this wool on and added the fringe at the bottom. I dyed this wool in a deep fryer.
You roll it up and put it in the pot with one color until it absorbs all of the first color. Then take it out, re-roll and put another color of dye in the pot and do the same thing over and over again until you have as many colors as you like! I'm sorry, I can't remember if this is Wanda Kerr's recipe or Jane Green's. It is soooo time consuming, but the end results are well worth the hard work.
Now on to the bed. We had this twin bed frame already. But I wanted to "build it in" to have a little cozy place to read and watch TV. The headboard part is plywood that I wallpapered in this great textured paper. Then we cut the top part (across the front) from plywood too. Added the little three inch wide shelves and some rope lights.
I like the metal sculpture at the foot of the bed. It reminds me of wool. You can see I hung two curtain rods and hung lots of my dyed quarter yards. The rest of my stash is on the big metal shelving unit I got from Tammy (next to the loveseat)
Oh yeah.....I painted a floorcloth too! You take a piece of vinyl flooring and turn it over upside down. That leaves a nice soft place to paint on. I put three coats of clear on top.
See Jimmie Dean's little stool so he can get up on the bed with me!!!
You can barely see the texture of the wallpaper, but it's cool! My Shabby Sheep logo rug and my garage sale Mary paint by numbers.
I'll show you other views tomorrow. See, I told you I crammed Lots of stuff in a tiny room! One of my friends I hadn't seen in a long time called me a hoarder. I call it efficiency.
Talk to you tomorrow!