In the midst of too much work and drama and some drainage problem around our household, I tried to work on some DIY project that hopefully would make me feel like there's still something we are able to accomplish inspite of all the hullaabaloos.
I've been eyeing this project for quite some time now but couldn't really dedicate enough time to sit down and start on it. But then slowly, slowly, like that tortoise in the story The Tortoise and The Hare, I managed to win the race! Thanks to Pinterest and to this lady who posted a great tutorial.
I'm not posting my own tutorial as really, I just followed whatever is in the link above plus, some improvisation. If any one has some questions though with anything, just haller and yours truly will try her best to help :)
So here is my own version. The fabric is from a curtain that was on sale. From €24.99 to €5. Score! One whole curtain was already more than enough for these two hanging book shelf.
I downloaded pictures of animal silhouettes from the internet, printed on a paper and then traced them on an old shirt I have. I then just pasted them using fabric glue. I love the result! But man, cutting animal silhouettes on a fabric is a tough job.
Ok, some revelation... see the big red arrow above? Not cool. That shows how my sewing skill needs tons of practice. But I am turning a blind eye on that as I am currently too lazy to correct this booboo.
And now for my favorite part. See the embellisments on the side? Rolled paper magazine, what else!
Coz, this? Is ugly. I bought long curtain rod and just cut them in half. So the result is this ugly thing. They badly need some eblishment but the ones that are ready-made from the store are either too big or way too expensive for my budget-conscious self. So I think and think and think of what to do... and my trusty magazine papers were the answer!
I was thrilled with the result! They are quite simple and pretty enough to be considered as embellishments heh :) I am contemplating though whether to paint them green or not... I'll probably try and see how it looks much later.
So there ya go! I hope you like 'em like I do ;-)
Next project should be something to put on that blank part of the wall. Any idea for a DIY?