I was kind of bummed about the slanted ceilings because it makes it impossible to hang anything. I had come into this apartment really itching to hang all of the art and photos we have acquired over the years. Luckily, these nooks provide for a small amount of flat wall where we are still able to hang a few things. Though despite being flat, these walls are also at a weird angle which severely limits the number of things we can hang without it looking awkward. Do you know what I learned looks awesome regardless of the wall angle? Bunting. If I could hang bunting in every room of my home and get away with it, I would. My fabric bunting hanging in my office area took far too long to make, and honestly if I hadn't already had it from years prior it probably wouldn't be there. I am not the most talented seamstress (and therefore not the most prolific), but I could also use the fact that my craft area is currently overrun with jewelry inventory as the excuse for why my sewing machine will have to maintain its hybernation.
Luckily I have oodles and oodles of scrapbook paper, so I threw together a fabulous paper bunting in about 5 minutes! I was so tickled with how it came out, I thought I would put together a little tutorial in case you, yourself, would like to create some fabulous paper bunting.
The bureau sits next to the rocking chair my mom used to have when I was a baby that I have since adopted as my knitting chair. Although my knitting basket is no where near my knitting chair at the moment, it will be in time. I am also hoping to add a little plant stand and maybe some live plants (rather than just my paper flowers) to the room for a little freshness. With one nook down and one more to go, I am excited to see how the rest of our bedroom looks when we are through! Our poor little freecycle-bureau has certainly seen better days, one of my projects just might have to include giving it a new paint job.