I just love this little box that I found at Urban Outfitters for $2 as it reflects so perfectly all the colors and whimsy of studio/office I've been working on. The space has a bit of a split personality (as much as its proud future occupant), not only that it cannot decide if it is vintage or bohemian, but it also likes injection of polished and posh. Oh well, let's see how this mishmash of styles comes together next week.
Well, the title says DIYs so there must be some done during the past week. Oh, yes - I am proud to report that I've worked on french mattress cushion and I am 90% there. This is huge for me - not only is this a sewing project (a friend helped while I prepped everything), but I had a comfortable out (West Elm bench cushion as Plan B) and I still did this. Here is one of 'in progress' photos of Target shower curtain turned bench cushion cover:
Another small DIY was wrapping this bookshelf backing:
I got that little storage unit from Ikea as planned - I enjoyed putting it together (not really!) while my toddler jumped around and tried to 'help'. I might go with handles that come with them, or might not...
I found this painting at thrift store and I got it mostly for its wooden frame. I am not crazy about the painting itself but I don't mind it and the colors work really well with the space, so it might or might not get used in the final space...
Below is a comprehensive list of work done and still to be done, but the gist of the last week is that everything is coming together. Whether and how it will all work at the end, I will probably know this upcoming weekend when I finally start assembling it all. For now, it all somehow works in my head and puzzle pieces seem to fit, but will they?
I still keep flip flopping between buying Ikea's Bursta desk as I originally planned and building something on my own (by that I mean my dad of course). Today we went through Home Depot and looked at some options - it can all cost $50 or so and I would not mind getting it dirty as it would be in my studio with bunch of oil paints... Then again, I really love that Bursta desk lines and white gloss... Well, the clock is ticking so I will have to make up my mind soon.
What still needs to be done:
organize books that are still stacked on the window bench purchase Ikea trestle legs and drawer storage find light fixture to go over the bed that matches the chandelier paint pegboard& install it execute on couple of small DIYs
- buy mattress for bed
- build desk
create bench cushion (optional) add window treatments
- shorten easel (too high for this vertically challenged space)
- add curtain instead of doors (optional)
find bigger rug (optional) find bistro table to go with side chairs (optional) decide on wall art/treatment for far wall of the room
- details, details, details
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