About this project
Make Yourself at Home by Moorea Seal
Published by Running Press
From the author of the hit journals The 52 Lists Project and 52 Lists for Happiness, comes a home design book that helps you discover how to style your home for a deeper sense of comfort. Part self-help, part memoir, part décor inspiration, fans of Moorea Seal will love this book for its warm voice and candid exploration of what it means to create a comfortable home. Organized room by room, each chapter delves into what each room represents in our lives, and how we can feel at home in our spaces and at home in ourselves. What you won’t find? Strict design solutions. This isn’t about a prescribed style. Instead, Make Yourself at Home will help you find which expression feels most authentic to you through color palates, interior design modes, conversation prompts, essays, approachable DIY projects and more. You don't have to have the perfect life or perfect home in order to infuse your space with your signature spark and feel relaxed in your space. Each chapter includes: · A personal essay from online curator and style maven Moorea Seal. · Exclusive looks into her home and office spaces with tips for inspired, mindful living. · Two on-trend, beginner-friendly DIY projects to personalize and decorate your home on a budget. · Intimate looks into the homes and inspiring lives of a diverse set of creative women, with their best tips and tricks for comfortable, imaginative decor.© 2018 Moorea Seal / Running Press · Reproduced with permission. · Make Yourself at Home by Moorea Seal, published by Sasquatch (£19.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
You Will Need
- 1 (12-by-12-inch) piece thick leather, Faux Leather (avoid leather with a lot of texture or any embossing; smooth leather tends to work better here), or upholstery vinyl
- Self Healing Mat
- Large Bowl the same size you want your mouse pad to be (smaller than 12 inches in diameter)
- X-Acto knife or Scissors
Lay the leather piece upside down on a self-healing mat. Place the bowl on top of the leather and, using a marker, mark the shape of the circle on the leather. If you are able to cut the leather with scissors, cut out the circle shape. If it is too tough to cut with scissors, hold the bowl on the leather as an edge guide and use an X-Acto knife to cut out the shape.
Fill your plastic tub with 2 to 3 inches of water.
Spray your two spray-paint colors directly into the water to create a marbled effect. The movement of the water creates swirls of spray-paint color. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors around more if you want more movement in your marbled design to transfer to the leather.
Now gently place the leather top side down into the tub and pull back up as soon as possible. The marbled spray paint will transfer as soon as it touches the leather!
Repeat this as many times as needed to cover the entire surface of the leather in marbled paint. The spray paint may be a bit lumpy in some spots at first, but once you let it dry, you can press those areas down with a heavy book and they will lie at.