Today we had our final presentations for Studio III! Only a few more classes left till SUMMER time! Although this summer will be filled with summer classes and homework. I think before that though I'll take a 2 week trip to Italy! I'm going over with a group from school, and we will be leaving in 22 days!!
I have realized that for the whole life of this blog I have never given you a full tour of my apartment. So, for all of you apartment dwellers out there, in these next few weeks I would like to walk you through each room individually and show you how to make your apartment feel a little more like a home!
ROOM I: THE DINING ROOM
1. Painted the walls
2. Restored an old kitchen table of my Moms (sanded down, painted the legs, and stained the table top and seats)
3. Redesigned the lamp in the corner
4. hung a lamp shape that I designed over the table for a focal piece in the room
5. found awesome placemats at IKEA to tie it all together
the lamp before.....
the lamp after....
Brian and I redesigned this lamp last spring.
It was his idea to use the x-stitch.. I think it made the lamp!
Placemats from IKEA!
The lamp shade I designed last summer is a great addition to this dining room, and cast an awesome shadow on the wall!
In our color application class we were told to choose one night image for our next rendering. It was a nice change from always drawing on white paper. It is kind of difficult to see, but the printed image I chose is the second image down.
Somehow, I got very lucky and found one of very few boys that is creative enough, cares enough, and is handy enough to make his room look like this! Brian did this last summer while I was home in Kansas. I asked him to wait till I got back, but I think he missed me so much that he needed a project to keep him busy! haha
He is however still a boy, so disregard the mess!
He stained 1x4s and screwed them into vertical standing 1x3s that were screwed to the wall.
He aslo built a bed frame that didn't make it into the picture.
Here is his custom desk that he built for all of his audio equipment.
I'm a proud girlfriend : )
He is now moving though and all of the wood must come down..
I mentioned in an earlier post that Brian's sister is having a baby. Well, I am currently making her a mobile for the baby's room. There will be pictures later, but for now I thought I would share with you some awesome ones that I have found!
You can understand a lot about a person through their decorating. The photos below are all frame collages that people have put together, but they are all very different and were all created by very different people.
A great way to fill up wall space is to create a collage of frames. For most people this is a simple task, of course I turned it into a much longer process than necessary. After contemplating many different arrangements, painting the frames 3 different times, and nailing holes in two different walls, they are finally done!
The winning arrangement!
Along the way I turned them into a utilitarian collage of frames. This is a great way to hang grocery lists, bills, flyers, and anything else you might need to keep but don't know where to put!