Monday, September 1, 2008

The project is now officially fun!

The painting of the screen is all done and now I'm gluing all the cut pieces of scrapbook and origami paper on. I created the pattern (or rather placement; there is no pattern) and then picked them up in an order that I would then remember when I went to glue them in place. It's mindless, relaxing work. And I'm seeing the progress. The study is a bit messy, and will remain messy for probably the next week or so.

I placed the screen on a white tablecloth so that I could easily see all my tools. And by using a tablecloth, I can easily move the screen over the surface of the table (and without scratching it or the screen).

More projects to come:

1) I have an entire wall in our rumpus room covered in pictures, plates and sculptural things. I want to redo the wall and so I've started taking pictures down and relegating them to the attic or Goodwill.
2) I bought rods for my bedroom curtains. They're brushed silver with simple finials. And then I got silver drapery rings with the cafe clips. I decided to make my curtains out of dropcloths, yes dropcloths. (I've used these lightweight canvas dropcloths with much success as tablecloths for my office's annual Thanksgiving Feast. They launder well and iron beautifully.) I'm going to stencil on some filagrees at the top in the paint color of my room and add some white accents. Wish me luck on this one!
3) My Fall scarecrow. I've sketched out how I want it to look. She's rather charming!


kate said...

Very fun! I can't wait to see the finished product!

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm anxious to see how that screen turns out. It looks like it's going to be awesome!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looking forward to the finished screen. I love it when a project is actually fun. Most of all seeing the finished results. Have a great week. Jackie

Gretchen said...

I'm anxious to see your finished projects. That screen is going to be awesome. I have so many things to complete, I've had to make a list of them.


Laura said...

How fun!!!

devon said...

Is it done yet? I want to see :)

Freckled Hen said...

I, too, am anxious to see your screen. It sounds lovely. Your study is very pretty!

cammyk said...

I LOVE this room..... I know I say that every time you post a picture of it. I am a big fan of using drop cloths as well. I love them as tablecloths and used one when making a shower curtain also.

BTW, just wanted to make sure you received my email about the camera. Cammy

cammyk said...

Hi Dawn, I don't know why the emails aren't working. In any case, my camera is a Canon 30D. I have had it about a year and it has since been replaced with the 40D. love it and am still learning all of its functions.

My friend has the Canon Digital Rebel XTI and she is very happy with it. They sell a complete kit (camera, small lense, memory card, etc.) at Costco and it is very reasonably priced.

Hope this little bit of info helps. Good luck with your decision making.


Daisys Little Cottage said...

Sounds like you wont b bored for awhile. Scarecrows are a fav of mine. I continue to make them even though I have no children in the house. Decorating for fall is such fun!

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