Saturday, August 10, 2013
Sewing Room Re-Do
My sewing room wasn't that bad, but
it needed painting and it seemed like every cast-off piece of mismatched furniture ended up there. Note especially the twin bed, an 80s white laminate with gold accents, that was my (now 25 year-old) daughter's first bed. I liked having a daybed in the room, but it wasn't quite as stylish as I'd wanted. The desk I use for my sewing machine is a thrift store find, used just the way I found it.
I gave the room a DIY rescue. First the bed got reconditioned with Mod-Podge and four rolls of Target wrapping paper.
Laminate takes decopage very well. Apply the Mod Podge, wet the paper and stick it down, apply more Mod Podge. Easy.
For the head and foot board, I tore the paper into random chunks and overlapped it. This fit the paper's overall design.
The bed got new linens and pillows. I spray painted the old drawer pulls silver to match the paper.
The desk drawer fronts got some textured paintable wallpaper and a coat of Benjamin Moore's Pink Popsicle. Then I highlighted the textured parts with the same beige paint I used to paint the room. It also got new drawer pulls.
The drawers got the remaining wrapping paper, and the larger drawer bottoms were covered with a layer of cork, since they were warped.
Since my ex-husband's passing earlier this year, we ended up with some of his furniture. This table, which had lived in this room years ago when we were married, came back. I've got the sewing machine on it for now, but once the paint cures, it will go on the pink desk, and this will be my cutting table.
These bookcases came up from the garage.
I decided to display one of my old Singers.
My button collection went into jars I found around the house.
The daybed is popular with the cats
and it's a favorite place for me too.