You may have figured out by now that we are hopefully, sort of, perhaps, we just have to wait on a few more people, fingers crossed... may. be. moving. house.
But don't you worry because rest assured you & your room are coming along too, which has got me seriously thinking of what I'd like to change in your room. I LOVE change... not big, life-altering change, just little change, like re-decorating rooms & moving furniture about.
Your room is currently bursting with colour & action, predominately bold, punch you out colours. Entering your room reminds me of lifting up a heavy, dusty circus tent flap to find the whole circus, plus one cheeky monkey inside.
I'm hoping to create a somewhat more delicate space, introducing more vintage fabrics, but still keeping within that fun, happy, sunny days, bohemian feel.
This little reading nook/tent caught my eye, and I'm hoping to replicate it, with Papas help of course!
Materials for the A-frame:
4- 1'' x 2'' x 48'' whitewood moulding
1- 3/4'' x 48'' poplar dowel
drill with a 3/4'' spade bit
(I was going to use the twine to make sure the mouldings stayed in place, but I no longer needed to because the hole already had such a tight grip on the dowel).
1. From the top of each of the 4 mouldings, measure and mark 6'' down with your pencil.
2. With your drill and 3/4'' spade bit, drill a hole at your mark. Try to center the hole on your moulding.
3. Place 2 mouldings on top of each other, make sure the holes are lined up.
4. Push dowel through the holes of the two mouldings. The hole should have a pretty tight grip and keep the dowel in place.
5. Repeat step 4 and put together the other side with the two remaining mouldings.
Materials for tent cover:
- fabric large enough to cover frame (approx. 46'' x 85.5'' un-hemmed; 44'' x 83.5'' hemmed)
- coordinating thread
1. Hem the perimeter of the rectangular fabric using a straight stitch with a 1/2'' hem. Desired size of the cover is 44'' x 83.5''.
2. Cut 4- 5'' inch elastic strips.
3. Fold elastic over and pin in place at each corner of the tent cover.
4. Sew elastic onto the corner of the tent cover. Repeat with the remaining 3 corners.
5. Drape cover over the A-frame and loop elastic to the bottom of wooden tent leg.
6. Arrange and straighten fabric cover. Then, spread frame to desired height and width of tent opening. Call your kids over and enjoy!!!
This tent can easily be taken apart and stored, since there are no screws or nails involved. In addition, the tent cover is easy enough to recreate in different patterns.
I'll be sure to let you know how we come along! Plus stay tuned for more crazy ideas mama has up her sleeve.