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Tents and forts and nooks

I have some issues when sleeping. Actually is just a matter of layout. I need to be as far as possible from the bedroom door, and as close as possible to a wall. I assume that it has to do with the bedroom I shared with my sisters growing up. My bed was facing the door, and I could see the shadows of people (sisters, Mom) coming through the door when the light was off, and it scared me a little. So I would face the wall and sometimes sneak my face in the tiny space between the bed and the wall. Pretty crazy, I know. The thing is that I’ve always dreamed of sleeping in indoor tents and forts and nooks, anything that could ‘protect’ me. Here are a few lovely ones I found around the web:
Tengo algunos problemas a la hora de dormir. En realidad es sólo una cuestión de distribución. Necesito estar lo más lejos posible de la puerta y lo más cerca posible de una pared. Supongo que tiene que ver con el dormitorio que compartía con mis hermanas cuando era chica. Mi cama estaba justo frente a la puerta, y podía ver las sombras de quienes entraban al cuarto (mis hermanas o mi Mamá) cuando las luces estaban apagadas, y me daba un poco de miedo. Entonces me acostaba mirando a la pared y a veces metía la cara en el espacio entre la pared y la cama. Bastante loco, ya sé. La cosa es que siempre soñé con dormir en carpas, chozas y rincones, cualquier cosa que pueda “protegerme”. Aquí hay algunos divinos que encontré por ahí:

DIM (Did It Myself) Light Fixture

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!