Well, after a little break, The Winsome Clutterer has come back for the grand finish! A lot has happened in the last few weeks - but let me start catching you up with my favorite part of my room (dum da da dum...) - my magnetic wall!...
Once I decided for sure to repaint, I went ahead and ordered some magnetic paint online, after reading an apartment therapy post about a wall in the Apartment Therapy office. The prospect of having a magnetic wall in my room freed my creative spirit and got me excited about the hundred different ways I could use my room - so excited, in fact, that I kept thinking of different places I might want it on my walls and ran out of paint. (Ooh - I could put a spot on my door so I can put a sign up when I'm working don't want to be interrupted! Ooh - I could have a spot by the window to put up photographs of family and friends - ooh - I could - you get the point.) I found a different line of magnetic paint at Ace Hardware, but wished that I had just gone ahead and purchased a full gallon from Kling Magnetics in the first place - I'll want to use it again in my next apartment, I'm sure.
I then moved everything out of my room and into the hallway (reality check - I thought I had simplified, but thought again when all my possessions were piled in front of me and my clothes hung on the stairwell!), put some music on, and painted away. Note - they say to leave 24 hours between coats on the back of the can, and you'll want at least 3 coats for a full-strength wall - so leave plenty of time before your painters arrive to apply enough coats and let them dry.
Here are a few photos I took of the process -
And a sneak peak at the result!!
I LOVE my magnetic wall, for a hundred reasons - it allows me to put up images or photographs that are part of a project I'm working on, so I can have them in front of me - to put notes up on my door - anything I want, without damaging the thing - but also, it allows me to fulfill my secret desire to have a certain amount of creative clutter around me, without actually stifling the rest of my life. (And, when I want a clean slate, I can take it all down!)
Best, Rebecca "the winsome clutterer" Bea
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