Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Things that make me happy - Part Deux

THREE Words....Amy Butler Wallpaper!

I recently found out that Graham & Brown are collaborating with Amy Butler on a new line of wallpaper. Wallpaper is a contentious issue around here - I LOVE it and Josh refuses to hang it. As we won't live in our current condo for years to come, I figure I can wait until we're in a more permanent home to indulge.

Here is a brief smattering of her delicious designs:

If I can't have the wallpaper, at least I can get my hands on her gorgeous fabrics to use around the condo.

My friend Sylvia and I checked out an upholstery class by Les Ateliers a few weekends ago and learned how to upholster a jewellery board/bulletin board. We bought frames from Ikea and used old ceiling tiles as a backing for the push pins, and of course, the requisite Amy Butler fabric.

Here's the whole crew with our masterpieces:
The girl in the middle used the burlap from a bag of coffee beans - loved it!

So here is Josh's old bulletin board:

And here's the new one:

And here it is, straight up:
*Bridget, if you're reading this, I promise I'll stop holding your fabric hostage and return it all soon!! Thanks for giving me access!! :0)


sylvia said...

*swoon* I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wallpaper... especially the 2nd and 3rd one!!! our bulletin board is still homeless.. it holds some photos right now, but we have no idea where to put it.. haha.. so it's just propped up against a wall upstairs!

Mary Dooley said...

Julie, you should check out http://makesomething.ca/. It's one of my favourite blogs, and it's written by a woman here in Toronto who owns a shop called The Workroom. The shop has TONS of Amy Butler fabrics. It's a great shop with lots of sewing and DIY classes. I've taken a few already - I'm a master at the men's ties!

sylvia said...

soooo... i think i've talked steve into wallpaper... now the tricky part would be to find one that we both love! we've got a year to do it.. so lots of time! hehehe..

Jules said...

Yay!!! I can help you with the hunt! There's a shop on Bank Street with lots of samples when you're ready! Or maybe a trip to Montreal would be in order... LOL