Hiding the Mess

I'm not going to pretend that I have a very normal studio… or a very clean one… but considering that the studio doubles as our guest room, I have to spruce it up every once in a while.

 Do you like how our "guest bed" is propped up against the wall, disguised by an old Ikea rug stapled to the bottom?  Yeah… classy.

Do you like how our "guest bed" is propped up against the wall, disguised by an old Ikea rug stapled to the bottom?  Yeah… classy.

I tried to neatly label everything on my shelves, but it just wasn't cutting it.  Too cluttered.

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So I made some curtains to disguise the mess!  So many people have these wire shelving units, and I researched covers for them, without much luck… so I just winged it and made my own.  It's in two pieces: one goes over the top and down the sides, and the other moves along a curtain rod on the front.  

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I put the black grosgrain trim on using Fabritac… have you guys ever seen this stuff?  It's like using hot glue but without the heat and cord and mess!  I love it!

Pretty easy access!

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And now we have a nice(ish), neat(ish) space for our guests.  I finished this project just in time for a dear friend to come stay with us - the same amazing friend who celebrates France and impressionism with me while I paint my dining room.  How wonderful to have a friend provide inspiration AND a deadline!

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