Now, having started a bookazine, 365 Being, Savoring a Life of Abundance, Joy and Beauty (check it out by clicking here: 365being.com), which takes up just about every "spare" minute of my time, I do have a good excuse for not accomplishing a lot on Belle's decorating. However, since 365 Being is all about living beautifully, well, somehow I need to get the writing and the living back in balance. And then there's Belle's book, which has been on the back burner so long, it's about time to toss out that kettle of fish and start fresh. Still, isn't it grand to have so many delicious plans, which means never a moment's chance to be bored?
|Lace decoupaged onto the walls with flat linen white paint, staples, and upholstery tacks.|
|To do this project, one needs a mountain of old lace (curtains, table cloths, doilies, and scraps). scissors, hammer, upholstery tacks, heavy duty stapler, paint tray, paint or white glue, and a lot of patience.|
|Crazy quilted ceiling in my main art studio.|
Second, because the leather look treatment I started to do with grocery bags was too dark for the space, and sucked up all the light, which just doesn't work in a work room where lighting is key. Third, removing the 1940's wall paper, and the other three decades of wallpaper behind it, is going to create a big mess, as the plaster underneath it all has pretty much gone to dust.
|Here's a detail of the ceiling. The crazy quilted strips were created on muslin, embellished, then stapled to the ceiling around the centerpiece. After the outside strips of fabric were added, I used lengths of ribbon to cover the long seams.|
Oh, and a fourth reason: I happen to really like lace, but really don't have anyplace to put it, aside from down the leg seams of my paint pants. I'd save it for dressier days, but I don't exactly have a lot of days not spent in paint pants. Besides, on big jobs with other paint crews, it keeps anyone from mistaking me for one of the guys. :)))
Once I get all the lace on the wall, I will have to clear the room for a day and over-glaze it in a soft moss green to catch in the holes, and then I'll trim the ceiling edge with a trim I designed using burlap, ribbon and acorns...
|Moss green glaze will help the pattern show more. Another skiff of white over that will further enhance the detail.|
I do stuff like this, and also slightly less um, unusual things for clients' walls and ceilings. You can see my portfolio at theartofthehome.com.
You can contact me with questions or comments by clicking on the "comments" below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And to see how I spend the rest of my time: I blog over at 365being.blogspot.com sometimes, though my business partner's been doing more posting than I, during the holidays.