I’m taking a break from my alphabet series to fill you in on some projects I’ve been working on for the guest/music room. I have been trying to come up with some unique art and I found a post on Blue Hydrangea about spin art and I knew that was exactly what I needed.
I wanted to make the art on records since it is a music room and Mr. Stitches is a DJ. After a trip to the thrift store to find an old turntable was a bust I remembered that my son had a spin art machine when he was little and found it in his closet (he never gets rid of anything) A couple of washers, a pencil and some super glue and it was ready to spin a record.
My friend Eva and I put it inside a cardboard box so it wouldn’t splatter all over my kitchen. This reminded me of when I was little, my Dad worked for IBM and we did this at their family picnic every year.
Here they are over the bumblebee yellow buffet/dresser. My Dad is going to help me cut some picture molding to make a frame to go around them.
Today I covered the lamp shades with Trina Turk’s Sunglasses print in a very dark grey. If you want a tutorial, Janell has a great one at her blog Isabella and Max.
I ordered this Live What You Love print from made by girl and put it in a $10 frame from Big Lots and used some of the roman shade fabric for the mat. I’m trying to decide if I should paint it white……. what do you think ?
The record bowl was super easy. I just put it on top of a bowl and let it melt in the oven for 3 minutes. It’s probably toxic, not recommending you do it ! But I have seen them sold in gift shops for $40.00.
I found the little bedside tables on Craigslist and covered them with the headboard fabric.
I was going to say I need some guests but I just found out my niece is coming today !
I’m linking to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage.