Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Getting There

Hey, readers.  Just wanted to give a little update on how my bedroom is coming along.  Instead of painting the entire room, my mother and I settled on just painting the back wall.  This time, I went with a darker shade of grey instead of a light/silvery grey.  Then, we hung the Bob Macabre prints and Halloween sign.


Once that was done, we decided to add some height to my Trick or Treat sign.


Since I still had some contact paper leftover, we wrapped a spare cardboard box with it and placed it on top of the dresser.  There was plenty of room for the sign, Jack and my new spooky tree.  Speaking of the tree, I got some good news and bad news.  First the bad news.  I wasn't able to fit any of my necklaces on it.

However, my ring and bracelets fit on it perfectly.


Til next time.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Frames and Spooky Goodies

Hey, readers.  In my last blog post, I talked about how my dresser and lamp shade got damaged during the move to the new apartment.  Along with those, the frames containing my Bob Macabre prints also got messed up.  The glass from both frames were smashed to pieces.  But thankfully, the prints were still intact.

I got some new frames last week, and spent yesterday putting the prints in them.



I was able to save the tissue paper that I had used in the old frames.  However, I came across a minor problem.  The print on the right used to be in a smaller frame.  With that one, the green tissue paper in the center was enough to cover the backing that came with it.  To cover up the exposed cardboard box brown backing of the new frame, I got out some more tissue paper and came up with this random pattern.

While I was doing that, my mother had returned from running errands.  During her run, she had stopped in a thrift store and got me a couple of Halloween-themed items to go with my dark bedroom decor.




When she showed them to me, I squeed with delight.  My favorite out of the two was the tree.  It looked like something I might be able to hang my necklaces off of. That would help with making some more room in my small jewelry box.  Til next time.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Minor Touch-Up

Hey, readers.  Welcome back to Aji's Decorating Corner.  If you read my previous post, you'll know that I recently moved.  Most of my bedroom furniture made it here in one piece.  The only items that took some damage were the shade on my small lamp and my dresser.

In this post, I'll be focusing on the dresser.  When it was being moved, some of the black paint on it got scrapped off and some white paint also got scrapped onto it.  I honestly have no idea how the white paint got there.  Originally, I was going to get some black paint and touch-up the damage.  However, after taking a step back and looking at it, I saw that the dresser now had a cool distressed look.




So, I decided to leave the front and sides as is.  However, the top of the dresser just looks like a cat scratched it up.






The good news about where I'm living is that there's a dollar store right down the street.  So, I went there and picked up a roll of patterned contact paper.






The edges of the paper didn't come out as neatly as I wanted.  Maybe I could use washi tape to cover those parts up.  Or something else.  An idea will come to me sooner or later.



For now, the top of the dresser has been taken care of. Next on the to-do list is finally getting around to replacing the old drawer pulls with the glass ones that I got for Christmas.  Til next time.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Settled In

Hey, readers.  We're finally settled into our new apartment.  Now, I can resume my erratic posting schedule.  My next post will be a new installment of Aji's Decorating Corner.  Here's a sneak peek.



Til next time.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Craft Along with GIY: It Takes Two

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Hey, readers.  Gonna be moving pretty soon.  That means I'll be without internet for a while.  So, I figured I'd post my project for the latest Craft Along with GIY theme while I still had internet access.  This month's theme: It Takes Two.

For this theme, I went with a pair of earrings.  The idea came to me after I got a small pack of skulls from Michael's.


Even though the 2 silver skulls weren't identical (One of them has engraved cracks in it.  The other one doesn't.), I decided to make them into earrings anyway.  Here's the final product.


I worked on these earrings for at least an hour or more.  Mostly because I burned through a bunch of eye pins while working on the second earring. Despite that minor hiccup, the end result came out great.  Til next time. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Welp

Hey, readers.  Got a little bit of good news to share.  After about 3 months of searching, my mother and I found an apartment.  It won't be ready to move into til next month.  So, for the time being, we still gotta put up with my brother and his wife's nonsense.

Once we're moved in, and depending on how I'm feeling, I might bring back Aji's Decorating Corner.  That should help lift my spirits.  Or not.  For the past few weeks, I've been deep in Depression City.  I don't know what the hell my problem is.

I keep finding myself in a constant state of "What the hell am I doing?" and "I fail at being an adult."  I just feel empty and lost.  On top of that, I also mostly feel like a big waste of space. Maybe I'll start to feel better after we move.  Maybe not.

Til whenever.  


Thursday, May 25, 2017

For Your Listening Pleasure

Hey, readers.  Hope you all had a good World Goth Day.  I spent mine trying to rid myself of the remainder of a cold that I have been suffering from for the last couple of weeks.  Now that I'm starting to feel a bit better, I wanted to offer up some cool music recommendations.

  • Esoterik: A band from Oklahoma City driven by synth-pop and darkwave.
  • As Angels Bleed: A gothic-symphonic metal band that hails from Sydney, Australia. The band is heavily influenced by vampire images and themes.
  • Jess-O-Lantern: A New York artist with an acoustic horrorpunk sound.
  • Night Spirit: Also from New York, Night Spirit is a power metal band with a supernatural twist.
Those are my recommendations.  Hope you find something that you like out of the list.  Now, back to trying to shake off my hacking cough.  Til next time.