I wrote in my recent decorating my living room post about the unfortunate diamond-shaped glass block window in my otherwise lovely apartment. Well, what I didn’t mention in that post is that the same window is also present in my dining room–yes, it’s an interior window, a window to nowhere, a big ugly eyesore that serves no actual window function! The rooms don’t even need the light, they both have plenty of real windows which provide real light. The existence of this window is truly a glass-block mystery.
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve stared at this window in dismay, followed by shaking my fists at the heavens and asking why the decorating gods must smite me so–I’d have the fancy apartment of my dreams. Alas, I do not have have said nickels, so I’ve come up with an alternate fix for this unfortunate situation: Cover. That. Mess. Up.
And I added that kooky hot pink light fixture, which was also a DIY project–I’ll post a how-to on that next week. I like how the quilt plays nicely with my chandelier too. (By the way, the white version of this chandelier is still available at West Elm, on sale for a crazy $110. Somebody go buy it!)
This is a really, really easy quilt to make and would be a great beginner project for anyone who wants to try quilting. I made the whole thing in about two afternoons, using all leftover fabrics I had hanging around–so I was able to create large-scale wall art for just about no money. Love that.
I’ll be posting a tutorial for this quilt, as well as for the neon light fixture, next week–so stop back!
PPS: I don’t think this post would be complete without taking a walk down memory lane to my last apartment, where I covered up that insane 3-D mosaic in the kitchen with pegboard. Fellow renters, don’t dismay! There is no “design feature” so terrible that it can’t be fixed by Covering. That. Mess. Up!