Because some of you just aren't able to sleep at night due to the suspense I've inadvertantly created the past 3 months about this silly room of mine (har har...never fear, I'm not so full of myself as to think that for half a second).
Later on I'll post a bunch of pictures, plus the "before" pics so you can see how drastic the change has been all in one post. No time for that tonight though.
See that adorable postcard of The Three Bear's chairs? It's from the incredibly talented Sarah Jane - so very fun.
A most important mantra for me, especially this month! I bought the print on Etsy, then framed it up.
I bought these gorgeous, hand-printed copies of the famous prints you see here while in Japan 3 years ago. The originals were made in the 1700's, I think. It's a little painful to look at the tidal wave one now, in light of the heart-wrenching devastation the Japanese people are enduring due to the earthquake/tsunami. So very, very tragic.
My drawers were bulging with my, um, extensive ribbon inventory, so I made this wall-mounted system to help alleviate the space-gobbling problem. Besides, now I can look at the pretty colors all the time!
I used inexpensive IKEA spice rack shelves, added a bit of wooden trim around the front and sides, then painted them and mounted them on a sheet of thin plywood.
I made the frame by cutting the back out of lengths of brick molding to create picture frame molding (which is a 2-person job on the table saw, actually - thanks, Steve!) When the molding was all made, I then cut the pieces to size and glued+nailed the mitered corners. And of course the paint came last. I went a little crazy with those dots, but you know me and polka dots!
Okay, well, that's all I have time for at this point...I'll post a bigger, more complete photo gallery later on but this should at least satisfy a bit of curiousity for now. Just in case any of you out there were, indeed, curious!