I’ve been trying to figure out how to make my bedroom feel a little less… Amish.
It’s been a while since I talked about it here, so here’s a little reminder of what it looked like:
White. And more white. And more white. With a dash of blue.
I adore this room, that bed frame, those little embroidered flowers. But that white space above the bed makes me nuts.
So, I’ve been thinking about what I could put up there – three long panels, fabric on the whole wall, just leave it white because it’s an apartment…. ugh.
Then, a friend of mine told me about a deal on canvas, so I scooped up five thin canvases for $7 (all together!). And I wandered to the craft store to pick up some cheap craft paint.
I bought the bedspread because it reminded me of these quilt squares I bought to embroider (ten years ago and I’ve never finished one), which got me thinking that quilt squares might be cool!
I’m not sure what my life is that I just used “Quilt squares” and “cool” in the same sentence…
So, I started Pinteresting and found the ones I really liked and started to experiment with what I had – Prang watercolors and a sketch book from middle school:
Clearly, I would need to measure. So, I just made the long canvas into a square and used a ruler to create some triangles and came out with this:
A little too dark for my taste, but I was into the idea. I thought maybe I could lighten it up by adding a pattern:
Much brighter! So far, I’ve gotten two done and started in on a third:
I’ll post an update once all five are done, but for $20, a lot of math but not a ton of time — I think it’s gonna be pretty cute!