January 27, 2012

The Finish Line is in Sight

Swag light from Ikea
This is one of the swags I bought from Ikea for my office/sewing room.  I finally decided today where the desk was going so I could hang it.  It's so beautiful - it just makes me smile.


This my old Ikea bookcase painted red.  I mostly have put my magazines on it.  You might think I have a lot of magazines but this doesn't include my Martha Stewart collection or the 130 that I got rid of...


See the box on the second shelf?  It was actually a Royal Doulton figurine box that I was throwing out when I realized the bottom was black.  I used leftover wallpaper on the top and now I have a sturdy storage box for $0.


The wild zebra box on the top shelf came from Homesense.  Finally, I have started painting my old cabinet that I got for $50.  Hopefully, I will get it finished tomorrow.


The inside top was painted with Sarah Richardson's Escarpment paint leftover from my kitchen.  The outside will be white.  I wanted the inside to be different but not too much.  I will eventually paint the inside bottom too but right now I'm on a deadline - returning to work on Monday.  I'm still mulling over the possibility of distressing the cabinet.  Am I brave enough?

What's left to do?  Some housekeeping of the built-in bookshelves, getting the table for my sewing machine, hanging the other swag light, sewing drapes and painting and covering a bulletin board...wish me luck.

Julie

3 comments:

  1. You go girl.... before you know it you will have one awesome room.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving that lovely compliment.

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  2. Good luck getting it wll wrapped up and ready to work in. So far it looks great. I love the swag lamp, it's one of my Ikea favorites. I only wish I had a need for one.

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  3. Hello, and pleased to meet you :D Thank's for dropping by at knitsofacto :)

    I just LOVE this red flowery wallpaper!

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