Whilst staying at my parent's house the other weekend, we took a trip to Dunelm. On the way to the till I spotted some blank canvases and suddenly had an urge to buy one and make it pretty. Matt laughed and said I would never get round to it (I am somewhat of a procrastinator) and I don't think he could envisage the potential in the canvas like I could! But mum was as enthusiastic as I was so we got one (and it was only £1.50!)
Luckily my mum is somewhat of an interior designer and makes soft furnishings, so she has an endless supply of paints, fabrics, ribbons, lace, buttons, and all to my taste because we are both so similar and love girly things and the shabby chic look (my parents home is the epitome of shabby chic, it's beautiful, I adore it!). So out came the newspaper, mum whipped out her boxes of goodies and I got to work with the glue gun. It was like being at school again!
Here's what the finished product looks like...
I started by painting the canvas a baby pink colour...
Isn't that just the prettiest lace? The little roses were made of some sort of foam material.
I made the flower by gluing separate petals together and putting some purple beads in the centre. Then Matt suggested having the stem made out of pearls, he got quite involved in the end!
...then I glued pink hearts and clear beads along the bottom
So I was very proud of what I created, even though an eight year old probably could have done the same thing! I'm not going to hang it up until we've moved house in the new year. I'm building up a collection of pretty things that don't belong in our plain rented flat, they need to be placed lovingly in a home we own. I plan to have a pink bedroom (I'm hoping Matt won't mind) where all these pretty bits and pieces can go. I can't wait to have a bedroom that I love again. When I lived with my parents my bedroom was like a beautiful little haven where I could retreat to relax and just think about things. It's been three years since I moved out so I'm looking forward to recreating a lovely bedroom.