Friday, February 5, 2010

my tribute to the early 70's

This piece belonged to my husband's parents, and although I've always liked it, I wanted it to really make a statement in my front entry. It's a record album holder from (I assume) the 60's or early 70's. I wanted to do something fun and little daring, at least for me. I chose the paint colour first, and then got the notion to do something different for the sliding doors. Over at Tonic Living I poured over all of the fabrics and found a Sandi Henderson design that looked like it just might be the ticket. I ordered a sample and it matched perfectly! The paint colour by the way, is Behr's "Bronze Green 350D-6".

I used spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the doors. This way if I ever grow tired of it, I can peel it off. I put new stainless steel knobs ordered from Lee Valley. They also turned out to be perfect replacements for the hum drum ones it originally had.

that thing on the wall is the original door chime cover, but i like it!

The painting that hangs over it is by a Montreal artist, painted in 1970. My adorable owl was a find at Winners/Homesense.

Needless to say, this area in my house is a tribute to the 70's. :)



Jen Merritt said...

hey, i didn't know you had this blog! must add to my blogroll.

by the way - when i clicked on the link to the design blog (was it apartment therapy?), it was broken. 404 error :(

Heidi said...

Hi Jen! I fixed the link, thanks!

Yup, my decorating projects are super slow going due to my procrastinating nature, but sometimes I do finish things! ;o)

Paula said...

Hi, I saw your post when I was searching for something I could use for my rented room. I was wondering if you've tried changing the fabric? Is it easy to peel off? Because the landlord doesn't want any permanent change with the room. Thanks!

Heidi said...

Hi Paula. When I did the first door, I didn't get the fabric placement just the way I wanted it, so I just peeled if off.

I have yet to peel off the fabric that is presently there, but I expect it to come off easily. If you spray the adhesive on the fabric and LET IT DRY before apply, then it makes if repositionable. If I had applied it right away, it might not be so easy to get off.

Hope that helps!