I’m taking part in January Joy, a blogging challenge started by Rebecca from Florence Finds. It’s easy to take part, just write blog posts on as many/few of the prompts that take your fancy!
We’ve been in our house just under two years, and a room that we’ve really neglected into making “our own” is our bedroom. We have a lovely green feature wall that was painted for us by the church before we moved in, and I’ve had dreams of adding some kind of artwork to both that wall and the white walls in the rest of the room, and changing the light fitting which is nice, but not really us.
So my project for January (and the rest of the year really, this will definitely take more than a calendar month) is to spruce up this room into something with a bit more character – rather different to what it currently is; a bed with some cluttered drawers and side tables. I’m thinking of styling tables and chest of drawers, rather than enabling them to house piles of clothes I really just need to put away! In fact this is the only picture I could reasonably put up of our room, as on the day I took pictures, the bedroom was in disarray; bed unmade, side tables cluttered, floor unhoovered since Christmas – and the carpet in this room seems to magnetically attract the dog hair, even though the dog doesn’t spend much time upstairs at all! So you’ll have to make do with this:
My first step, is to make the feature wall… a feature. Step in decopatch!
The letters were £1 each (50p for the ampersand) in the Hobbycraft sale. The glossy glue was £7, the paintbrush £2 (I think) and the decoupage papers £3 each. Once covered, these will stick onto the green wall (or on a shelf, we haven’t decided) above our heads. I’m halfway through, having finished the ‘A’ and partway through the ‘&’ and the ‘S’. This only maybe took me about 30 minutes to do, it’s a great craft to do while you’re sitting in front of the TV – especially if you have a lap tray!
I’ll do another post once the room is in progress (and clean/tidy) later on in the year. This isn’t my only housey project though. I have another (much quicker) one that is in the pipeline which combines the ‘plan a project’ and ‘capture the memories’ prompts which I’ll be blogging about later in the month providing I get it done!