Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Homemade Bedroom Art
So, this is what I came up with, not terribly creative, but just right for what I was hoping to accomplish. First I was looking to replace that bland art. Beyond that, I wanted something soothing and repetitive. Something almost abstract but not quite.
Later, I'll also hang some black floating shelves I have and put on them some little white vases from Ikea. But, as you can see, I really need a helper to hang straight so I'll wait to do that until later.
Originally I was going to make the frames myself, but you really need man-tools, and all I had was a jigsaw. Then I remembered I had these Ikea shadow boxes. I confess that the terribly not straight black background is backboard that I cut imperfectly with my jigsaw and painted black. It does at least give it a little depth. However, next time -- and that's another beauty of these, I can easily change them out whenever I want -- I will do better, or at least do more and pick the best cut ones.
The middle piece of each one is a drawing I made with a Sharpie that I hoped brought something organic (and making it slightly more original) to the flanking sides.
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