Rainy Day Projects - Layered Frames Mirror and Craft Room Valance
Hi Cottage Friends,
Sunday it rained all day, and for me that meant staying inside and finishing projects that have been simmering on the back burner.
At long last my layered frames mirror is complete and hangs on the wall in my living room. I love the way it turned out. (Thanks, Kris, for the inspiration.)
You can read about my serendipity experience in finding two mirrors to layer, and see a before photo here.
I also sewed the valance for my craft room window.
If you've been following the progress of my craft room redo, you know that I had some fabric left over when I reupholstered my chair, and that I intended to use that leftover fabric to make a valance for the window.
I didn't have quite enough to make the valance the proper length, so I put the project on hold while I thought about how I could make it work. I figured I could incorporate a second fabric, but I just wasn't sure what that looked like. Then one day I was thinking about ticking material, which I kind of have a thing for, and I remembered the tan and white ticking I used to make a sink skirt for my Oregon cottage kitchen.
I really liked that fabric, and I knew Walmart still carried it. So, I took a smidgen of my floral fabric to the store and held it next to the ticking fabric and. . .yup. It worked. And honestly, I think the end result is much more attractive than if I had just used the Waverly floral. The ticking takes the valance up a notch and gives it that cottage vibe I like.