Thursday, April 7, 2011

my creative space -- patchworking

I finished the makeover of the back of my desk and I really love how it turned out.  It went from this:




to this:




to this:








I had originally thought that I would cover the back with a roll of contact paper, but I realized that my roll was much too small to cover the whole thing.  I then remembered an idea that I'd been wanting to put to use in some way/shape/form for a long time.  A patchwork wall accent created with wallpaper samples! 


from Bazaar Style by Selina Lake


I got to work cutting up a selection of wallpaper samples that I had as well as some decorative papers and a bit of the contact paper, too.  Then I grabbed some Mod Podge and a sponge brush and started attaching the pieces.  I worked from the top left corner across and down and back across.  I didn't have much of a plan in terms of design, but I did try to keep the colors, tones, shapes and sizes varied.  It was really fun to do and it makes me so happy each time I walk past.

I'm in the middle of a bunch of projects, but I'll just share one more.





I started this yesterday.  It will say "notice glimmers of beauty each day" when it's finished and the vines will vine around more of the circle and be bedecked with flowers.  It's destined for my arty wall.

Take a look at what other people are doing in their creative spaces this week at Kootoyoo!



p.s. and Rachael's celebrating her 100th post over at Squiggly Rainbow and having a giveaway of some of her lovely goods to four lucky winners!

14 comments:

  1. Such an awesome idea! I love the result!
    Also I love the story about the Giant Strawberry and your pet giraffe :)

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  2. Gosh you have been busy. Love what you are doing.

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  3. what a wonderful idea! Love it!thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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  4. Wow, great job and great blog too! :)

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  5. it looks really great! makes such a difference to the space :)

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  6. Really enjoyed ur kindergarten story and love the patchwork idea. Well done.

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  7. Nice! So colourful in a happy way. :)

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  8. Wow, the patchwork really transforms the whole area, it must make you smile every time you walk past!

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  9. I am write when I assume that mod podge is nothing short of the bees knees, right? LOVE your wall.

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  10. I just love it! How clever xo Thanks so much for the link too xox

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  11. wow - love the back of the desk!
    have to investigate this 'modpodge' - your the second i've read about today!
    Thanks for coming by to my place too!

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  12. Hi Anne, thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Your make-over looks fabulous, I like the patterns and colors and your new artwork looks phantastic too, looking forward to see how it developes. Have a nice weekend. Barbara

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