Creativity is flowing and I have finished my bedside units and re-arranged my bedroom around them. It has created a room where I want to lie on the bed to talk to loved ones on the phone, read or just ponder.
I have new ideas flowing in and yes, this has created a few ‘chuckle’ moments, as life demands I work and have time for everything else; like sleeping and eating.
The paint to finish my desk will be delivered soon and I’m making use of it in the meantime. The picnic table that was lovingly lent has been returned to my kind friend.
This is the progress on my rug and given that it’s 180cms wide, it may take some time. I am planning a crocheted edge to it so that I can attach a non-slip backing at the same time. Hopefully, this will work and it’s a soothing project to do.
Last week when I was out on a walk with a few friends, I spotted a lamp in an alleyway, patiently waiting for the bin men to collect it. I called out in delight and rushed over to check it out. It’s perfect for the age of my home, has been re-wired and I saw possibilities, so I picked it up. My friend’s reactions made us all laugh out loud. One did not fancy being seen with me if I intended to walk through the streets with it and the other offered me a lift home. She had correctly surmised that I had every intention of carrying it home on the train. They both know me so well…..
Years ago, when my daughter was a baby, I recovered a tall lampshade with long pins and many hours of labour. The memory returned and I am determined to not go down that kind of creative road again. A bit of research online gifted the idea that material can be chalk painted. Who’d have thought? Gently, I washed the shade in the bath with baby shampoo, removed the disintegrated lining and old trim and bit by bit, I am carefully painting the delicate silk outer shade. The new trim has arrived and it will give a clue on where I’m going with this project.