As you may remember, when I moved my shelf from my bedroom to my office, I was left with a blank wall.
|Original shelf location.|
No fear! (I said to myself) I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I would put my fab green accent chair and a lamp there and then fill in the empty wall with a collage of pictures.
I started shopping for frames. You might be surprised at how many frames are out there in thrift stores. It took a bit of driving around and sorting through, but I found a nice collection. I also had a few of my own. Then I took them outside and spray painted them all white. When you put up a group of frames that are varying shapes and sizes, it's wise to keep them all one colour. I planned what I wanted in each one. It's nice to have a variety I think. I chose some photographs that were special to me.
Also a sweet poem that my oldest wrote for Mother's Day.
I framed an old bill from my dad's commercial fishing business. (He has been retired for years)
And I bought a cheap blackboard and framed it to use as a spot to write myself inspiring notes.
(Radical by David Platt is a book that I am currently reading.)
And then, a hitch. I fell into some free furniture. Really nice and useful stuff that I could not refuse. I suddenly had a great wardrobe that needed a home in my bedroom. I tried it on the blank wall but it didn't work there.
So I moved my vanity from the wall it was on and put the wardrobe there. The green accent chair looked nice with it so I added it.
Which left me with the vanity. There was nowhere else for it but my empty wall. I was really set on the collage though.
I was feeling pretty happy with things. But green accent chair kept whispering to me as I passed by, "I'm lonely!" So, I decided to give him some company. I have had a full length standing mirror since I was a teen. I've thought of painting it about a million times. Here it is in the back corner of the closet area in our room. Of course I did not remember the before picture until I'd taken it apart so I just propped it there. Sorry.
I had wanted to try spray primer so decided this was a good project for it. I took the pieces of the mirror outside and primed.
It worked great! And before you knew it ~ presto ~ a friend for green chair.
In case you are wondering what is going on with the wall behind the mirror...that is where I store my scarves. It is one of those Ikea wire hanger thingys with the little clips. I tied a piece of ribbon and hung it from each clip, then strung my scarves through each one.
And that is the end of my snowball adventure. There were a few residual effects...but we'll discuss those at a later date.
HAPPY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL EVERYONE!!!