August 17, 2012
Frayed And Tattered And Built
A Royal Inspiration, Union Jack is all the talk. After visiting inspiring friends I had to join in and make one of my own. Taking time to sew and create will add a sense of calm, and a peaceful passion for the creative artist in you. I was not only inspired, I was driven to create one of my own, frayed and tattered, white and grey.
Our home is of mild tones, white, natural, and grey, it made sense that my Union Jack would be exactly those tones. I taught myself to sew after sewing lessons in school home ec class. My Mother always made clothes for my siblings and me when we were little, sitting and watching it's no wonder it's in my blood. I would make bits and pieces, and in later years started sewing up a house filled with moppy-ness and fluff.
Britain's Union Jack scene is this years inspirational look, we will be seeing a lot more of Jack on everything from clothing to furniture to our favorite textiles. By changing things around in my daughter Hannah's room and adding a Union Jack pillow case sham with a plump feather insert it made it feel like a new room.
While enjoying our Union Jack tea cookies from London England I was also busy creating a much needed nightstand for Hannah's room. One that toned down the elegant pieces by adding rustic elegance in distressed white.
I wanted a piece to convey that it was brought in from the yard, shed style, and the designer in me wanted one to be original but seeking out to find one this size I knew would be next to impossible. I started to design and build one out of salvaged 2x4's and oak ply for the top planked style and making sure the wood used was in a damaged less than perfect state increasing a rustic French farmhouse feel. 30" in Height 22" in Length 13" in Width. An old lamp of sorts will light this corner up perfectly.
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Inspiring: From sewing needle's to building tools.