It's the weekend! Hurrah hurrah!
I reckon that means it's about time I shared my second craft project from last weekend, don't you?
When we moved into our house the majority of rooms were decorated in cream wallpaper; pretty much as inoffensive and neutral as you can get. The kitchen, however, was a vision in orange. Orangey pine cabinets, mustardy coloured wallpaper, a delightful floral border thing stuck over the top of the wallpaper, orange flowers on the tiles, and this hideous roller blind:
The alphabet badges pinned on the left hand side were from last year's Paperchase haul; I decided to use them to label a few things around the house as a tongue-in-cheek version of those shabby-chic signs which say "Home" or "Bathe" or "Eat". If you need a sign to remember where you are or what you should be doing, you probably shouldn't be allowed near water or knives without supervision.
I searched online for a while to try and find a replacement that was a bit more interesting (read: less revolting), but couldn't make up my mind. So I decided there was only one option; if I couldn't find what I wanted, I might as well make one myself.
I bought a cheap and cheerful plain white rollerblind from Ikea, and started pinning some inspiration. At first I was planning on covering the whole thing in colourful doodles, like an old skool myspace page. Probably with unicorns. Instead, I found myself drawn to a lot of gorgeous nautical designs; a classic kitchen theme, as I'm sure you'll all agree...
This is what I ended up with:
There's still quite a lot of white space, but I can always take the blind back down and draw on some more. And it still sort-of includes a unicorn; a unicorn of the sea.
What do you think?