In the space designed for a formal dining room I’m in the process of creating my very own home office. A little corner for my work, for inspiration, and for creativity. A little while ago I shared this snapshot of my progress over on Facebook, showing my desk (from IKEA) and inspiration board. Every time I walk by it I smile.
I’m still beavering away; most recently I’ve been working on a storage solution, and a real statement piece for the opposite wall. I needed something to store all my bits and bobs – the sewing machine, project life folders, business cards, and then I found a little wardrobe for $20 and inspiration struck. Bold colour, a shelf, and she’s perfect.
This girl has been painted with Annie Sloan Florence on the outside, and Graphite and Pure White on the inside. I got my knickers twisted about using a bold colour and had been putting off the project, but my One Little Word reminded my to be brave, so I got on and ordered the paint.
In the meantime I received a message from Great Big Canvas offering me one of their canvases to complete my room. What timing! And though I had in mind one of their beautiful abstract prints, I kept coming back to that ampersand. It was striking and bold and fit perfectly with the black and white that seemed to be underpinning the room. So I went ahead and ordered it, an easy process that took about 10 minutes and then arrived in just over week.
When the canvas arrived it spurned me on to get the wardrobe finished. For this project I distressed while the paint was still wet, wiping with a paper towel and I really love the effect! I’d always been a little wary of this method, but I really think it’s given it a much more authentic look.
If you’re interested in checking out a canvas for yourself, you can find Great Big Canvas here. You won’t be disappointed! And they have a sale on too.
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