Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stepping forward into the sunshine



It was few steps back yesterday. He 'who knows' says I put the blue rapid rods in backwards. So if I take everything apart, pull those blue thingies, repair with glue the particle board mess I'll make, clamp and let dry, then he 'who knows' will see what he can do! :(
YES! I read the instructions! Whose to know that I needed better glasses to see the ends were different. awk! The good news is the damage is gonna be hidden. PHEW!!! ;)
Now the valence was redeemable. It was too long and I needed to lose the ruffle at the top. It was easy to do but would take a paragraph to tell. I just put the rod into the pocket from the back with the pocket and offending ruffle hidden and let the valence just hang from the flipped rod. It pleases me because there are no stitched lines showing and it looks very classy! Easy peasey!
I now realize that the focal point from the doorway is that bookcase. So I need it to be smashing. I'll have to give some thought to not jumbling the kid's books that it'll hold. I do have a decent lamp and shade. So far so good. I need to put the closet door back up but I'm reviewing that Cloud White trim colour which came highly recommended by two paint consultants. My gut says I need a creamier white. I'm not brave enough to have a variety of trim colours throughout the house so I need to decide right here at the start. But there is always a what if...
Then I've been slicing all my ironed fabric. I have the fabrics up on my new flannel design wall. I need to whoa those reddish tones and drag back those lights and maybe pitch that dark. I need to keep the flavor modern so no cutesy prints even if they are the right colour. I really hope to NOT go for more fabrics. I mean, how many oranges is this gonna take? Who'da thought I'd be doing orange! But I'm luving working with it. The fabric I seem to be dragging thru the spring palette is Amy Butler, Midwest Modern. Yellow/blue/green in the kitchen and possibly in the guest room, yellow/gold/pink in our room, and then a brown/orange/cream for this sunshine room as it struck me as more masculine.

This will be a good project to work on between landscape projects. I should take my mind off those yellow damdelions, the only yellow I don't like.

3 comments:

Createology said...

You are so smart to remove the ruffle. Your new colors are definitely going to tone down the bright yellow and make it more cozy and masculine. Keep progressing...

Yvonne said...

Love the colors you mentioned. Don't you just love a redo!

emedoodle said...

I love your colors! :)
Thanks for the comment on my blog, yes my other screen name is emedoodle. I just realised that my flickr is under that name. My using a notebook for ideas was an accident... I actually got the notebook for my cousin... but I was looking for some paper to write down a sketch and that was all I could find! :) It works well though! :)