Despite the fact that writing my dissertation seems to be gradually not only taking over creative projects, calling up friends, but also things like doing washing, eating and leaving the house… Thanks to Pinterest I do at least have somewhere to store creative projects that I come across on the internet and am desperate to try! And occasionally, (mostly in the holidays), I find some time to actually do them too.
This little feature of my room is in keeping with the bedroom in my uni house’s slightly 1930s Art Deco feel (with a little fireplace and a couple of wardrobe/shelving units in the style) and is a project that I saw by the talented Rachel on abeautifulmess blog.
My version is much smaller, based on a circular mirror that my dad bought for me at Christmas, in order for me to do the project! I bought some wooden slats from a picture framer’s in Stow on the Wold, they didn’t cost much, and I bought the gold spray paint (now need to find some more projects for that!!) from there too. If I had time for more 2nd-hand-searching, I could have used some old Venetian blinds for this project.
Be careful if you do any spray-painting… it’s toxic stuff! Luckily my family have masks for this kind of project at the ready! For a finishing touch, dad & me raided my mum’s “Gold Leaf” supply (actually using Dutch gold… not the really expensive stuff)… but then we needed her help to use it. Oops! It’s amazing stuff, requiring a special brush to pick up the pieces, as they would crumble if you tried to pick them up, and they stuck straight to the wet spray paint. I love this pretty new feature in my room!