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Saturday, August 18, 2012

BLACK OUT IN EFFECT

My bedroom is slowly but surely coming together.  It is sure hard to find exactly what you want when you have ideas in your head, but nothing in the store seems to catch your eye.

I was trolling pinterest and I saw a link for covering a pull down blind with material.  I have a horrible one in my room that is baby poop beige, with a hole in the middle.  I decided that since I was going to have to buy a new one anyways, I might as well try covering it with material first.

My hubby works nights, so I thought I would go with a darker material, that would effectively black out the sun during the day, yet still look pretty cute on my window.

I found this at Fabricland.


It was on sale for $3 per metre and I really liked it.  So, of course, without measuring or thinking of size at all, I grabbed some.  My plan was to take this sharpie


and colour random parts of the material, just to give it a bit of colour.  Unfortunately, like so many of my not well thought out plans, the material wasn't wide enough for the window.  Sigh.  Never one to waste an opportunity, I used it as a bedskirt until I find something permanent.


It looks pretty cute and I don't feel like I wasted my money.  Of course, my goal is to make a fushia bedskirt and put it on before John notices.

So, back to Fabricland.  And let me tell you, I hate going to that store. Nobody ever helps, there is so much material that you can never find anything, and the staff hates cutting the fabric.  It is a horrible, horrible place (yet the only one in town).  

As you might have noticed in the picture with the sharpie marker, I found a pretty cool geometric black and white pattern.  It is an outdoor fabric, so it is nice and heavy and, hopefully, will provide the black out effect that I am looking for.

I was still determined to add some colour to it, so, while watching Hoodwinked with my girlie, I randomly coloured in shapes.  It turned out pretty darn good.



Next, I took the blind down and got the glue gun out.  I laid the blind flat on the floor and proceeded to glue the edges of the material to the blind.  It took so little time, that I just knew that it wouldn't work out properly.  Hey, give the girl a medal!!!  The material was too thick, so I could hang the blind, but it wouldn't roll back up.  

So, down it came.  I actually cut half of it off and started again.  Turned out better this time.



However, as you can see from the top picture, the material bunches up when it is rolled.  This would be because I didn't bother to glue the material to the blind - I was lazy and just did the edges.  I was going to do it, but they I realized I didn't have any fabric adhesive, PLUS my damn glue gun died.  That's what you get for a dollar at Dollarama!  I hung it anyways because I was tired.  I am quite pleased with it, but I will take it down again tomorrow and do it right!

So, this is how my room is shaping up




My side is looking pretty good



John still needs something behind his lamp


The dressers are painted


but it still needs SOMETHING.  I think I might get some handles for the night stands. Maybe put a funky mirror behind John's lamp.  I definitely need something over top of the big dresser - maybe a massive mirror.   I also want a bigger, funkier light fixture. I saw this and loved it, but John won't let me have it. Yes, those are feathers!!





I also might change out the white curtains for something brighter.  

WILL IT EVER BE DONE?  And when it is, I will probably want to change it all over again.

Any ideas???
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3 comments:

  1. I just found your blog from a link party at Craft-O-Maniac on the tulle tutu table skirt--so cute! How you thought about a large colorful piece of artwork over that dresser? You could do your own using colors from your room--and for the table and chairs--cute fabric! I would do a light yellow with maybe a dry wash of lime or light blue over it--I think you are doing a great job--

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    1. Thanks for visiting my little blog. Great idea about the artwork over the dresser. I might have to stalk pinterest and grab some ideas. I love the idea of lime and yellow. Hubby is a different story.....not that his opinion really matters. lol

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  2. The room is looking great, I love your fabric choices! The shade looks awesome too!

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