This is about a fake closet I built in our Swiss Army Room (office/guest room) to hide myriad stuff I didn’t want gathering dust and uglifying the room. It cost all of 50 dollars, but see, this cannot be a closet if it doesn’t have doors, right?
The thing is that I still cannot afford hiring a carpenter to make some doors. At least not real doors.
So, I added fake doors, drawers, and shelves to my fake closet.
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 free-hand 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 a very large piece of canvas using vanishing ink marker. Then I machine-sewed it using a loose zigzag stitch. Maneuvering a very large and heavy piece of canvas around 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 fabric flowers that were sewn onto the canvas. For the doors and drawers, I used pieces of 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.