Another week has passed so it’s time to see what progress has been made on my room… These are the pics from last night … Three weeks into the great change to give me a crafting space and this is where I am upto with the bookcases that needed pixelating last week! Look tidy now … Ha ha!
I have also bought these the fun cylinder basket/boxes (sorry about the dark photo!) on the top shelf of the desk, into which one has all embellishments like flowers etc and the other is stuffed full of ribbons that are not on reels.
And this is what I’ve made! A couple of weeks ago a visitor to the blog on WOYWW stated they were dying to put pictures on my bare walls… Well I’ve started!
I started with a notice board I’ve had in the back of the cupboard for ages which had originally been to put up in the cupboard so I could put lists on it of things to make… But I decided when I came across it whilst sorting that it could be altered a little to make a prettier notice board!
I started with a coat of white acrylic after sanding back the wood just a little … It was already pretty rough and had not been treated with varnish so it wasn’t too bad!
Next a coat of Decoart vanilla acrylic. This was brushed on quite roughly as I wanted to keep some texture in the finished work from the brush strokes.
Then I chose some scrapbook paper with this lovely weathered wood print on it, and cut it to size before mod Podge came out and adhered it to the cork.
Next I rummaged through the embellishments boxes ( now in the fab cylinder boxes! ) and found lots of lovely bits and pieces, which I used mod Podge to adhere the to the two opposite corners.
Then I grabbed my distress inks and added some Wild Honey and Antique paper ink along the frame and on some flowers, and then added some pearls.
You can also probably see the cute hooks on the back of the door in this pic too, with my Darcy Raggy doll bag hanging from it ready to put bits in for crops etc. and it also has my painting apron on it … Always need my painting apron to hand!
So off now to spy on other workspaces around the world all linked up at Julia’s blog.