I’m getting into the DIY frenzy lately. I’ve done some small things before, like painting our bedroom table lamps green (they were black ceramic), or repainting photo frames, but this was my first ‘major’ project. When we moved together, Nico bought our bed cover and I must admit I was actually pretty afraid of what he’d come home with while he was out shopping, but the moment I saw it, I loved it: it’s the perfect mix of apple and olive green, right in the middle (I’m sure there’s a name for that color, I just don’t know it). So we decided our bedroom would have different shades of green and beige. We needed a light fixture, so I bought an apple green paper lantern, but I didn’t realize that the whole room would be green whenever we turned on the light (duh!) until I finally did it. S H O C K. Anyways, we quickly got used to seeing each other like sleepy Hulks every morning.
Finally, the other day I said it was enough and decided to do a makeover to our good ‘ol lantern. I bought two sheets of silk paper (at least that’s how we call it here, a super thin transparent paper), got glue, a pencil, scissors and a jar lid and started drawing and cutting paper circles (they seemed like a thousand!). Nico looked at me like I was totally insane and said: “Babe, we could just buy a white lantern, you know…” but instead I offered him to give my project a try, and if it turned out to be a mess then we would get a new one.
BUT when I finished it we both loved it and hanged it right away. I love the fact that you can still see the green peeking underneath the white circles, and the shades, and I’m oh so happy that I just turn the light on to see it shine.
I’ve always said that it’s so rewarding to see something you did yourself finished, even if it’s a simply knitted scarf. And it makes you want to do a thousand other things.
Hope you like my creation! Besos!