I have been working on making our house
more appealing so that we can finally sell it,
and be once again one big happy family.
The main complaint we heard : the basement,
somehow, it was not up to par to the rest of the house.
So this week end, I reorganised it with my sister's help,
and decided to decorate it using a film/theater theme.
And I found just the perfect accessories at Ballard Designs:
beautiful film reel plaques,
and vintage ticket.
Unfortunately they were not in my budget,
so I got crafty with cardboard!
I cut large circles, 2 of each sizes. I used plates and large trays as patterns.
I then use various glasses for the inside cutouts.
I used those extra pieces to build some inside structures,
and then painted both sides.
I first tried craft paint, it looked flat.
So I got my metallic spray paint,
and painted each one a different color.
For the ticket, I used the backing of an old furniture.
I cut a rectangle and removed the 4 corners using again a glass as my pattern.
I painted it a beige color and with black paint, I painted a border.
For the inner border, I used a sharpie, much easier!
I used my slice cutter to make the letters out of black card stock
that I glued to the back.
I did purchase this metallic collage (for $25), the basement is a large
and a bigger one where we can write on, to let everyone know
the movie of choice for the evening.
On the background, I wrote "the Luxor presents",
I think overall it is a good improvement,
and hopefully next time somebody looks at it,
it will be a sale!
Oh happy day!