Wednesday, August 10, 2011

nailed it!

so this has been a great week so far... i  had a good day interning on tuesday and actually got to put to use some of what i have learned in my cad class. woo hoo! it turns out i AM learning something in that class despite of the tears of  frustration... between interning, homework and class i have been putting together my little office. the light fixture dad hung was just the beginning... i will have reveal photos of the whole thing in the coming days but the photo above is a little teaser of what i am doing... i LOVE brass nail head trim and have been dying to come up with a way to use it in my apartment and was able to successfully (i hope!) in my office.. i made a little desk blotter using the nail heads and some silver pleather... such an inexpensive way to jazz up an otherwise boring piece! also, that's a vintage gold ashtray holding my paper clips...

in addition to working on my office, i had the bright idea to make my own hallway light fixture... the horizontal gold and white stripes i painted on the wall look really flat without light reflecting off them (the hall does not get a lot of natural light).. i have been searching the local flea markets for the right piece that is also affordable and had no luck so i sketched a rough idea of what i wanted to achieve and went to my local osh hardware store to buy supplies (sheets of brass, wire and tubing)... not finished with it yet but will hopefully complete it tomorrow. below is a photo of what i started with:

stay tuned!

oh, and i almost forgot to mention... i created a facebook page... check it out and "like" it!

until next time...
the almost 40 year old intern