Friday, June 4, 2010

Framed Bulletin Board

So I was given (yes, G-I-V-E-N) these old beat up pieces of a frame. Can I just tell you how much I love people's trash!?

Love the decorative chunkage!

I was also given (yes G-I-V-E-N) a bulletin board. No photos there but close your eyes and imagine with me: Framed. Cork. Blah.

Of course (because I'm a Murphey's law kind girl and my toast always lands jelly side down) they were not a perfect fit. (And because I'm optomistic I call out "5 second rule!" and scrape the top layer of jelly off and then eat the toast) So I had them cut down to the correct size by my buddy and handy neighbor, Tom (he always reminds me of my Dad...or Bob Villa, but they're pretty much the same guy. Fun fact for you, my first MAJOR crush as a little girl? Bob Villa. I kid not.)

Then I painted the frame and used some DryDex spackling to fill in the gaps. (Murphey's law once again here). And yeah...I used the back side of a plastic fork to dig it out cause I'm shabby like that.

Then I took my cork and wrapped it in burlap (using my love, my hot glue gun to secure it to the back). I popped that sucker into the frame and used 4 metal plates to keep it in place.

I'm loving the distressed blue frame with that burlap covered board!

I hung it up in the dining room as a family command central.

I'm not on the lookout @ Craigslist for the perfect sofa table to put under "command central"
We've also got new white molding on the "To Do" list.
Patience young grasshopper. Patience.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks great! Love the beautiful color on the frame and the whole wall arrangement.