Unfortunately I had some unforeseen setbacks like no others that, for the most part, kept me out of the fun.
In March I caught a cold that turned into pneumonia for 18 days, and most recently a newer cold that has turned into a sinus infection. This sort of thing makes it even more challenging to keep up with school work that knows no break.
Getting sick is so not like me. I'm NEVER sick. I don't take sitting and relaxing very well. I'm always on overdrive and it's been tough learning to chill out a bit. So not my style.
One of the toughest blows was when I was part of a team of interior design students from our school that competes against three other design schools every year in our community with the Salvation Army's Noah's ARC project and I had to bail when I got pneumonia.
I was really looking forward to the fun of the hunt for hidden treasure in the piles of discarded furniture and accessories.
Now the good part: My team mates did an amazing job of carrying on with the process while I could only help a little from afar and a little later on in the design process as it continued. They finished up on May 5th with a bang and I'm posting a few photos here to show off the finished product. The theme was "Retro Modern", and the items they found to repurpose and bring back to life could not have been more perfect for their dining room space. It's a fun spin on Mid-Century style, with a real obvious current feel with the generous use of white against the gray. Love it all!!
The wall application is made of strips of corrugated wood set in a staggered pattern for a really eye-catching design, especially with the spot-lights from the floor highlighting it. You can do this at home very easily with a nail gun and finishing nails. The wood can be found at your local big-box hardware store in the lumber/roofing material section.
So without further ado here are the photos:
|The left-overs from last years display|
|This box was part of a larger set of modular furniture. |
Just add a clothing rack for legs and you
have a credenza/bar.
|Pendant over table is a Chinese paper lantern |
covered with coffee filters.
A battery-operated LED light
was used inside.
|Here's a good angle of the wall application to show|
off the texture with the can lights hitting it.
|The nesting tables on the bottom right corner and the|
vintage Danish dining chairs were kept in their original
finish so as not to disrupt the integrity.
|The floor lamp casts great shadows on the wall |
for added fun.
|Painted golf balls give new life to|
this old clock
|Some wooden boxes were made for|
extra storage for this old metal
|Blanca, one of the team members painted|
this great piece
|This nesting table set is perfect for|
this space and the vintage lamp shade
could not have been a more perfect find
|It was a toss up as to which item stole the most attention.|
Was it the wall application or this amazing piece that
was painted white?
|And their board with some of the before and|
after photos of a few of the items that
were used to create this amazing masterpiece