Tag Archives: DIY

Bedroom Peek

6 Dec

I’m taking a break in all the Christmas-updates and continue with the presentation of my home instead, you can see my kitchen here and today we’re going to take a peek into my bedroom.

Tadaa , this is how it looks! I’ve drawn the “bed” myself a couple of months ago. I saw a bed-illustration similar to this one about a year ago in a blog that I’ve unfortunately forgotten the address to and really liked the idea. My apartment lacks space for good storage, which has been partly solved by placing the bed on top of cabinets.

When I made the wall-illustration I started with sketching the lines with the help of a ruler, tape measure and a pencil. I wanted the bed to look as an old, classic brass bed.

When the outlines were finished I filled them in with a permanent black marker. 

When I used the permanent marker I skipped the ruler and just followed the pencil-outlines to get a more vivid feel to it.

And this is how the bed looked this morning. 

/Elsa

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Jag tar en liten paus i allt jul-uppdaterande och fortsätter presentationen av mitt hem (köket hittar du här). Idag tar vi en liten titt på mitt sovrum. Säng-illustrationen ritade jag för ett par månader sen med hjälp av spritpenna, jag såg en illustration liknande denna i en blogg för ungefär ett år sedan – tyvärr har jag glömt vilken men jag kunde aldrig riktigt släppa idén. 

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Hyacinths On My Mind

1 Dec

Today I made more Christmas-flowers, this time for my sister though. White hyacinths are truly my December-favorites and I like them with the calm green background of moss and Ivy, Hedera helix. Or wash away the soil from the roots and put them in a glass filled with stones (they will survive with only the help of water).  Being a gardener I also must call for planting the hyacinths outside when you’re finished with the holiday-celebrations. Simply place the hyacinth in a light window when it has bloomed. When the leaves starts to wither you stop giving the bulb water and place it in a dark, dry and warm place. Then plant it in your garden in May or October (if you do not have a garden of your own – this is a perfect plant for guerilla-gardening…).

Brita, how wonderful with the wedding – give Sarah Rose and Michael the biggest of hugs from me!

/Elsa

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Idag har jag fixat ännu mer julblommor. Vita hyacinter är verkligen en favorit hos mig – särskilt tillsammans med mossa och murgröna eller enkelt placerad bland stenar i ett glas. Som den trädgårdsmästare jag är måste jag också uppmana till att plantera ut hyacinterna när de tjänat klart som högtidsprydnad.