Ok on to other non-pregnancy related topics...lol
When we moved into our new place recently I discovered a few things that I had held on to forever that I could totally repurpose into something useful and fitting for our new abode!
Enter my burlap memo board! I had an old memo board that had housed pics from my college days and from when my hubby and I were first dating...as well as magazine clippings and other cheesy things that I no longer cared about. Well I'm sure you all have seen the gorgeous burlap memo boards that Pottery Barn carries that are about a million dollars and TOTALLY easy to create with stuff most of us having lying around the house!
So here's how I did it....
~Piece of burlap in any color...just needs to be about two inches bigger all around than your memo board (I got two yards of it in the remnant section of my local fabric store for 2 bucks!!)
~Crusty old cork board....goodwill is a great place to score these...I see them all the time for about a dollar...or you could just look in your garage in that big box labeled "High School" or "College".
~Staple gun and staples
~Cute upholstery tacks. Mine are Oil Rubbed Bronze and were about 2 bucks for 25 of them at JoAnn Fabrics
Step one...remove all high school related paraphernalia from cork board
Step two...lay cork board down on top of burlap and cut around it leaving just enough burlap to stretch and staple to the back...not too tight....you'll see why in a min.
Step three...Once burlap is stapled all around flip that bad boy over and grab your upholstery tacks and hammer
Step four...Start putting your upholstery tacks around the inside of the frame of your cork board and gently hammering them in. The best way to do this I found is to start off with one in each corner....and then put one half way in between each one...and then half way again....and again...until you have enough of them and it looks even. I just eyeballed it...no math calculations here! Or if your a huge perfectionist and want it to look like a showpiece you can buy the strips of nailhead trim (if you can find them) and it'll look super DUPER good. I just personally wanted to use what I had laying around!
Step five....hang on the wall in your kitchen, office, entry way, bedroom (for jewelry of course...duh!), etc. and tack cool stuff to it with leftover upholstery tacks!!
I thought about writing out some french inspired love quotation or something on the burlap, but for now I'm happy with it the way it is.
And now for my Goodwill finds....
A SUPER DUPER cutey patootie multi bud vase for $2.00
(looked online when I got home and I saw this exact one for 70.00!!!!)
A blue glass teeny dish that I'm gonna put rings in for $0.50
A yankee candle draft blocker thing for jar candles (these are really expensive if you buy them in the store) for $0.50
An adorable little apothecary jar for my collection for $1.00
And the other pic is just some flowery goodness that I clipped from my yard yesterday! I hope you all have an amazing Memorial Day weekend and if you are married to or related in any way to a veteran...please give them a hug and thank them for their sacrifice for our freedom!
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