Friday, November 14, 2008

Playful Project

Last spring I found this long length of turquoise polyester fabric in someone's bulk trash. Being attacted to all things the color of tropical water, I dragged it home and washed it, an put it aside. After some consideration, I decided that the full expanse of blue was too garish, and decided to soften it by squirting full strength bleach onto it with a plastic bottle.

This is the result of the random bleaching. Sort of looked like floating clouds in a clear blue sky.

A close-up of a bleached area. I really had no idea how it would turn out.

It has now become an informal swag valance on my living room window. I didn't want to close out the light, since my big tropical hibiscus tree lives in front of that window, and needs all the light it can get when indoors for the winter. What do you think of my playful project? It certainly brings a splash of bright color to that end of the living room.


Erin said...

I LOVE it! It looks just like cloud fabric.

Max in the Hague said...

what a great idea! i love playing with stuff like that! i've been inspired to try to make my own chandelier recently out of sea wood and LED lights! you've pushed me one step closer to it! XXX

kristinhale said...

junque d'jour
cool recycled slip 'n slide is re-born into an enlightened universe; who said god was dead?

Kim said...

It's beautiful, very bright and cheerful around the window! What a fun thing, and great to have a project accomplished!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Actually a wonderful piece of functional art--my favorite. It is a stroke of genius. You must be feeling a lot better and the fabric really livens up that window.