Back in July, I bought a started room box at Bonnie's estate sale. At that time I had decided to turn it into a Music Room and I posted later with some ideas as to what I might do with it.
Last weekend, I decided it was time to start work on it!
On Monday, I went to Quiltessentials, the incredible little shop just down the street. I had been there before when I found the fabric to cover the outside of the Quilt Shop and knew I had seen some great fabric with musical designs. Almost immediately found this incredible piece in black and red on a white background that I knew was exactly what I wanted for the outside of the roombox!
Because the box was painted brown, I took a small piece of the fabric and glued it to the bottom of the box to see if the brown would show through.
|Picture is bad but result was good!|
On Tuesday night, our regular MEE club meeting was postponed to next Tuesday due to the weather. (Our bylaws allow for meetings to be cancelled/postponed if the weather with windchill falls below -25C.) But we had to get our mini-fix in so Joanne, Lorry and I went to Sunni D.'s for a small workshop that I'll show you later.
I took some of my ideas for the roombox with me and got wonderful input from those ladies on how I could use the striped and solid pieces of scrapbooking paper I had to decorate the room.
Then because the ceiling was also painted in the dark brown, I covered it with a piece of white matboard. (Giggle, I have a great selection of books that I use to hold things in place while glue is drying!)
A piece of black carpet and the room is starting to take shape!
Now that the mullions were re-painted, I covered that wall with the black/white striped scrapbooking paper. Needed to piece two pieces here so I cut a strip and wrapped in around them corner. When that had set,
Here the wallpaper has been cut out from over the window and that side wall has been temporarily put in place.
(I have a garden scene to go outside that window so this is definitely just a temporary placement.
Oh, my, here we go!
I think this is a case of the usual WAY to much to go into a room!
|This came out of the Victorian Parlour!|
|Possibilities: Alto saxophone (for Sean), bust (?), record albums (with records peeking out) . treble clefs, and more record albums, flute. clarinet|
Bottom row: guitar, light fixture, record turntable and Penny Spence accordion
|Cabinet with sliding 'glass' doors (gift from Samm and Gerry Brockhurst) and the Penny Spence stereo.|
The loveseat and chair (last year) and the tables (from Liz West this year).:
I want a really dramatic BIG 'painting' on the back wall of the music room!
This is a piece of wallpaper that I had originally thought to use in the room. Maybe it could be (straightened out) framed in black as the piece of art on the back wall.
|The music stand from Bonnie's estate sale (think it's Chrysnbon) and a table and instruments from Gilbert Funk - I'll use just the instruments.|
|This is a photo of a portion of the fabric that covers the outside of the roombox that I think would be perfect.|
Lot of things going here....