So you are in Denver right now. That’s an extra two time zones further away – harumph. You have the Rockies, I have the Pentland Hills… it’s just not right.
I think the constant cold rain is making me grumbly. I’ll snap myself out of it by telling you about more of my artsy decorating attempts!
In our previous rented apartments it’s always been a challenge because you can only do so much, especially when landlords made painting verboten. It’s even harder when your flat/apartment comes with furniture. Here in our Edinburgh flat, I can’t paint the walls or the purple couch. Instead I cover the walls in tissue paper creations and style my book shelves! Extreme decorating
this is not!
Covering all those books for my wedding really stuck with me. I’ve been
hoarding recycling any large white newsprint I get to wrap all our thrift store books.
I don’t think you can get girlier book shelves, but I still like them. Hopefully Matt doesn’t mind. Doesn’t every man want a copy of Marie Antoinette’s dinner menu on display? Ask Troy if he feels you’ve been neglectful in this matter.
More wedding craft holdovers: tissue paper flower poufs! They are so good at adding color and making you think there is imminent partying about to happen.
I wanted to keep the palette in the bedroom pretty neutral so that Matt’s eyes can get a rest from the neon and pink everywhere else. I was looking for the perfect shade of antique-y tissue paper and that’s when it hit me: old sewing patterns! So I scooped some up (50p per used pattern packet) at the local charity shop and snipped them into flower poufs!
Here comes the neon! I’m slowly covering the walls in the main room with painted scraps, sketches and photos:
I made the confetti garland out of blue tissue paper and cut-up H&M bags: this season they are this pretty translucent aqua.
I’m still working on sketching notable Edinburghers. I only have Sir Arthur done. Next up? Robert Louis Stevenson. I like his lanky hair.
P.S. The “Best Mustache” prize actually goes to Matteo, but I’ll let Arthur think he’s got it.
I hope you are having fun, Cath! Miss you so much!