... are in my apartment!
I moved (again) into a new place with this guy I know (okay, it's my boyfriend of eight years) and when we got here, the walls were this weird baby-barf yellow/brown, with a darker shade of it for the trim. How inspiring. Anyhow, the walls are now a sweet aqua-y turqoise, the open kitchen is red, and the trim is white. But here's some special projects I did to make the place a little more personal:
#1. My heart on my wall... (half-wall between kitchen & livingroom)
..drawn with pencil and then painted with acrylic.
#2. There's a pantry/laundryroom off the kitchen that needed to be covered, so I made and put up this curtain, sewn from my favorite fabric in the history of fabrics; sweet Dr. Seussish trees from japan.
#3. I found these shelves at a thrift store for a dollar. They're really shallow, and therefore perfect for little sewing stuff to have right in front of me at my sewing table. Increases the likelihood of me actually putting stuff away when I'm done with it (generally near to impossible odds against)...
#4. My favorite part! I "bought" these images from matty8080.etsy.com, from Matty Cipov, who freaking rocks. Anyhow, he sold me the rights to use the images on my curtains (as opposed to selling me the physical prints), and I put them on curtains that I bought at Ikea...
I love them. I love that they look like they're facing off when the curtains are closed
. I had to trace the images onto cloth (transferring attempts failed), and then I cut them out, backed them with more fabric for opacity, and sewed them in place.
There you be! Now you're more intimately acquainted with my apartment than my mother is.