Oh no we didn't....Sarah Wandering Edition!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Today we have Sarah from Sarah Wandering...enjoy!

Hello Designwali readers!
I am Sarah from sarah.wandering. and I'm pretty psyched to be guest-posting for Sundeep as I'm a big fan of her blog and her style.  Sundeep asked me to share with you some of the "Oh no we didn't.." design faux pas that I have in my apartment.  The old addage of the shoemakers kids... well, that definitely applies to me.  I often am so busy with other design projects that I forget about finishing my own and often times my frugality also plays a factor.  For the most part on my blog and in day to day dealings in my apartment I'm able to edit these things out - staging pictures and visits so these items go unseen... but here they are, full frontal.
My painted rug:  I was lucky enough to have this frugal DIY featured on Design*Sponge, originally painted in a soft cream and yellow.  When I repainted to a bolder cream and red, I misjudged the amount of paint I needed and ran out.  And then never got around to finishing it.  So here are the photos I shared with readers

And here is what the other side looks like 
Last year I also reupholstered my sofa with a taupe linen 
But never finished sewing the final hems.  Instead I keep these at the back of the sofa where no one sees them 
The last embarrasing blunder is the fixture hanging over my dining room table.  I was looking to do something funky and original (and cheap), so I purchased two mosquito domes (you know, to cover plates in the summer) from the dollar store and then very rudely hot-glued them together.  Not only does the hot glue show all over the fixture - I didn't take the time to find the centre - so the fixture looks lopsided.  I've had this hanging for months, just haven't had the time to fix it. 

 Thanks so much Sundeep for inviting me to guest post (and thoroughly embarrassing myself in the process).  Hope you enjoyed the wedding!


homestilo said... [Reply to comment]

You know, I think I remember your yellow rug on D*S- I loved it! Thanks for sharing all of these with us!

Lucky Girl said... [Reply to comment]

I totally understand! I also leave lots of unfinished projects laying around. Like new pillow covers that I sewed for our master bedroom out of dishtowel from Crate and Barrel... I sewed the actual zipper on so that they would close but I haven't completely closed the seam and part of me wonders if I even will :)

On another note, for your light fixture, how are you going to change the light bulb when the time comes?

Renee (eatliveshop.com) said... [Reply to comment]

I love the lighting idea!

Meera @ firstsense said... [Reply to comment]

I love the painted rug and without the other-side photo I'd have been none the wiser! Hope you get to finish your projects soon!

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