Oh, what a feeling!
Oh, what a Night! ….wait that’s a song, it’s more like “Oh what a summer”.
I started this silhouette mural wall project back in July - see this post , and I thought this was going to be so e..a..s..y!!! Well, not only does everyone in my house have an opinion about what silhouettes they prefer and what color fabric i should use. I then had to figure it out and buy the fabric, and then some!! I’d bring it home….test it out on a whitesheet background with the prospective fabrics wrapped around the individual canvas boards. I had to make sure that the fabric wasn’t too LOUD, too white, too similar to the other fabrics used, and wasn’t too graphic itself (meaning that the silhouettes would be lost against the backdrop fabric itself) Headache in a major way! If my “today” self could advise my “july” self I would tell her, pick all your fabric first! Coordinate…..Coordinate….Coordinate!!!
I just had to show you what I changed here:
1- Ikea Besta furniture for Entertainment unit (made all the difference)
2- Mounted the LCD TV on the wall! Can tilt, turn, and angle in many different directions!!
3- Mural Wall (Visual Interest, with lots of color!)
4- Ikea chair (kitchen chair, keeping the extra chair in the family room, made the “bib” for it)…….am contemplating making bibs for the other 5 kitchen chairs with different animals……
5- Ikea POANG chair, i have two in this room now, they really help with extra seating!!
6- Recovered the old valance (see HERE for better view)! Love the simplicity of this fabric!
7- Oops!!! Forgot to label #7, but it’s the repainted walls in a super light yellow! Sure beats the darker walls I’ve had since 2001! Those dark walls were one reason why I called this “The CAVE Room”……being married to a caveman he didn’t see any problem with them at all!! LOL!!
And another couple views of the Silhouette Mural Wall
And to help illustrate my point about figuring out your fabric before you get started. You gotta see the picture below!
Well, that’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to invite you over for coffee in my family room after the total MAKEOVER is done…..this is just project 1 of my 4 project series (see this post for upcoming projects)!!!!! …….i, yi, i……
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