Did you ever read that post about the fake closet I built in our Swiss Army Room? It cost all of 50 dollars (see how I built it). I think it is mucho cool. You see, tthis cannot be a closet if it doesn’t have doors, right? The thing is that I still cannot afford doors. At least not real ones.
So, I added fake doors, drawers and shelves to my fake closet.I also got rid of the rope-as-rods thingie and re-used the curtain rods from the window in the same room (I am making something different for the window). Now the curtains roll smoothly.
On the left side the curtain has two doors, the one on the right has two doors, as well as open shelves and drawers. They look like the first sketches designers usually make when they come up with an idea. Although the lines are pretty straight, they still have the waviness that comes naturally when creating quick sketches.
And if you think I drew them, you’d be wrong. I am not one to take the easy way out (or the smarter way out, my husband would almost certainly add).
The first step (after a quick sketch on paper, of course) was to draw everything on the canvas using vanishing ink marker. Then I machine-sewed it using a loose zigzag stitch. Maneuvering a very large and heavy piece of canvas in a small sewing machine was the hardest part.
The text was also stitched in the sewing machine. From a couple of meters away you can barely see it’s sewed, it looks hand-drawn. Those are some of the flowers that were pinned to the canvas before. For the doors and drawers I used pieces of matching felt as handles and pulls. They also look like ink from afar.
I am a big fan of mixing design with whimsy and humor, I just can’t take most things seriously anyway.