I decided to show you bits and pieces of my craft room makeover rather than the whole thing at once. I posted last week about a storage solution. If you missed it you can see it here. Seeing the progress is making me soooo happy. Vintage 1950’s is the look I’m going for; I think I would have loved to have lived during that period of time. Think “I Love Lucy” or “Happy Days”. My mother tells me that when they went shopping in the 50’s they wore their dresses, gloves, and hats. It was a time to dress up for. Can you imagine seeing that now? She said that it was a less hurried time where visiting on the front porch with your neighbors was the norm in the evenings. Yes, I think I would have loved living then.
Anyway, I wanted this room to have some color and to be an inspiring room to create. I really didn’t want to just paint the room I wanted something a little different. So, I took this:
And made this:
I actually am kind of thrilled with it.
I cut the fabric into squares, dipped them in starch, squeezed out the excess starch, and stuck them to the wall. That’s it. When I want a change the squares will pull right off.
I also did the same thing to the back of my shelves. It made a huge difference. I am finishing the edges with old yardsticks to give it a finished look.
(You can find liquid starch in most grocery stores.)
So, what do you think?