Thursday, September 23, 2010

Look in my Room, I Invite You

It is time for another DIY!!!

How I love apartment living. Definitely something everyone
should try at least once. You get to leave a lot of crap at mom and dad's
and get the humbling experience of shoving lots of items into a small place,
become an expert at make the tiniest holes useful,
dealing with other attendant habits (like smoking in the hall),
mysterious noises and smells,
strange stains on the walls and carpet, trying to find all the last renters
nail holes so you don't have to fill more in when you leave,
and the fact that the smallest of messes will take over the whole room
are all attributes that contribute to the wonderful opportunity of
living in an apartment.

When I was at college my favorite was looking
through the windows of other apartments. I was really trying
hard not to be freaky, but I was just so curious how they decorated,
who was there, and... they did leave their window open (it wasn't my fault.)
But this time I live
on the top floor and my window is high.
So... in the spirit of apartment living I give you my little
hole in the wall (known in other terms as my bedroom.)
It is little but cozy for me.
(Who can find Van Gogh?)

And I want to tell you about this little piece:
(It is hanging to the right in my room picture.)

Easy as pie to make (I don't know why they
say pie is easy to make because it really isn't.
I had an extra canvas lying around so I cut out different
strips of scrapbook paper and simply Modge Podge them to my
canvas. It was so much fun. I think this idea would be great
with a large canvas and use it for a headboard.
Good luck. If you do it, let me know.

{click on tutorial on the sidebar to look at my other ideas}


the friendliest flower said...

that is so cute! i love all the colors on the canvas! i wish i could be as creative/crafty as you

Kate said...

Good idea, that looks really pretty. So simple too!

And pie is SO not easy, you're totally right. Where the heck did that saying come from? Some holier-than-thou pie-maker extraordinaire??

Kaleena J. said...

Dang, I can't find him! But I do like your room. =-)

Baby Sister said...

Van Gogh is to the left of your laptop. :)

That's a cute canvas!! I love your room. :)

Laura Wynn said...

The canvas is so cute! I have a canvas laying around, I should do this this weekend. PS, your new sidebar picture is soooo cute!

Sabriel said...

hey i gave you an award on my blog!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Hahaha okay I LOOOOOOOOOOVE to look inside people's windows to check out what their house looks like! Not in a creepy way, but when I'm in the car I love to look in when the lights are on and the blinds are open. Hahaha. It's just so interesting! I totally love it.

And I found Van Gogh! Haha. I love the canvas, it looks awesome! I may have to get some scrapbook paper to do one!