Did you catch the first episode of our Semi-Extreme Home Bedroom Makeover? It ended in a not-quite-right moment. Ugh! Don't you hate spending time on a project and your heart doesn't flutter when you stand back to admire your genius self? Well, my best advice is to sit with it
Down comes the floating wall hanging and out comes a super long strip of black velvet (ahhh, velvet) picked up from the scrap bin at the fabric store. I vow there will be
no sewing this time! I did bring out my handy-dandy European flip measuring stick (hmmm...I might have to post about some of my favorite tools sometime soon) to make sure that the width of my (now) two strips of fabric were the same after I folded under the edges, and that they were placed the same width from the opposite outer edges of the wall hanging. I pulled them tight, stapled them over the edges, and for some unknown reason actually trimmed the backside - even though it would be sight-unseen when hung on the wall again. That's the wierd thing. For every corner I cut in DIY projects, for no good reason other than lack of patience, I have a polar side that must have things neat and tidy in the end.
Now we are getting somewhere! Ah, my beloved black and white (ok, beige, but close enough)! Now my heart starts to flitter. Now I can see her coming into her own.
I have been so inspired by the use of vintage and costume brooches lately (click on inspiration here and here) that I've subconsciously started a little collection. And while I'm waiting to collect enough to actually do something with, I'm thinking to myself, "Why not use them to embellish a project in the meanwhile?"
Out they come, perfectly suited on their black velvet background. My husband asked, "Where are the pins on my side?" Well...that brooch DIY project may have just shown itself. We'll just have to wait and see!
Until next time...
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