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Project: Bulletin Board

September 22, 2010

After writing last week about feeling stuck with my little projects-on-the-go, I felt so much better and ready to get some of them finished. So thanks for bearing with me while I continue to post unfinished things! Okay, so here’s the first one:

The inspiration:


(Credit: LivingEtc.)

This image from British designer Jimmie Karlsson’s home led me to purchase this:

It started off gold colored, but I forgot to take a picture of it before spray-painting it white. After spraying it white, I added blue paint to part of the frame.

Side note: The above two images were taken for an assignment of the Unravelling e-course I took earlier this year – hence the white shoes and slightly odd placement (since you can’t actually see the whole frame). They’re the only photos I took of the frame in progress though…

I decided on pink and blue because of the Marie Antoinette color scheme. Here’s where I needed Ben’s help. I wanted the paint to be graduated like in the photo, but I have zero skills in that department. Ben is actually a really good painter. He made this when we were playing Evanescence non-stop – which pretty much seems like a lifetime ago now:

In comparison, here’s the album cover:

Pretty good, huh? You can see where his skills would come in handy! He helped me achieve this:

And that’s where it’s been at for months now, because I moved on to painting furniture and never finished it. As you can see, the blue still needs to be graduated so it will blend in more with the white. Then I need to add cork board in the middle so I can use it as a bulletin board. Originally, I wanted to paint the cork board white, but now I’m thinking of putting white fabric on top instead.

I personally love the baroque, antique-looking shape of the mirror combined with the airbrushed paint which reminds me a bit of graffiti. In my mind it goes really well with the Marie Antoinette movie, which was a mix of history with a modern treatment. However, I know this look is probably not for everyone. What do you think? Yea or nay?
Since it is my study room, I figured I should go with whatever I liked though, so there it is. Hopefully, I can show the finished product up on the wall soon!

XO Jadyn

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2010 8:20 pm

    Wow! I remember those Unravelling photos (but to be honest, I didn’t really notice the frame next to those lovely shoes!). It fits just perfectly with the historical-French-mixed-with-punk theme you talked about before. Love it! My vote on what to put inside: a blackboard. (Or, the DIY version: a bit of MDF painted with blackboard paint.) Then you can get that graffiti-type look from the original photo, too, if you wanted…

  2. September 22, 2010 8:38 pm

    I love this!!! I would for sure put fabric on the cork board, high gloss vinyl would be cool but it would show the holes of the thumb tacks. Don’t wait for you to fix the blue no one will ever notice. I want one of those frames, that is so cool.

  3. September 24, 2010 4:14 pm

    love it!! more than the original inspiration piece- i’m more drawn to the colors u chose.

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