It's not that I haven't been
doing DIY projects for decades, it's that I have SOOOOO many I want to
do and share NOW. So I am going in 50 different directions trying to
get a dozen little projects done so I can post them. A dresser, an
ottoman, an old office chair, pillows, the 3 legged table, ANOTHER table I picked
up at Goodwill today (it has all it's legs intact), cork boards...you
name it, I've got it going on here. It's madness and my house is a disaster....NOT a good thing!
Seriously, I think I have a few years left in me....I mean honestly, eventually I'll run out of things to post if I try to do it all right this minute....typical "type-A" personality.
But I did get one project finished today....thank goodness.
About a month ago my son asked me to spend a Saturday at an auction with him....I LOVE auctions but more than anything I love spending time with the kids when they actually WANT to spend time with me! And it was a cabinet shop going out of business...fun fun!! Ask me how much of the stuff I bought I REALLY needed....ummm...probably NONE of it. But I picked up a huge stack of cork board....and of course that stuff is not cheap and who doesn't need a cork board?
So I set out searching for old frames...any interesting frame I could find. Found most of them at Goodwill for next to nothing!
Pop the picture and glass out, cover the backing with cork board and paint the frame....PRESTO!!! Nifty cork board!
The large one is for Matt's girlfriend, Kaitlyn. She is the mother of my grandpuppy, Beau. Did you ever read "Marley and Me" or see the movie (OMG, if you want a good cry....) That is Beau....silliest dog in the world but I just adore him.
Anyway, when I went back to Hancock Fabrics today to buy the other THIRTY BOXES of pearl and bead strands (seriously, who could pass them up at 90% off....I just didn't realize they had soooo many left!) I found these nifty little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 magnetic picture frames on clearance for .40....paint them up and they are cute as a bug on the cork board.
Now, here is where I ran into a "design" problem. When you run into a design issue, or your "best laid plans" aren't panning out, do what I do....wing it. My PLAN was to put a strip of magnetic tape across the board, cover with the cute houndstooth ribbon and then stick the magnet photo frames on it. No dice. The magnetic tape was crap and NOTHING would stick to it and the magnets on the frames weren't any better. To top it off, I soon found out that hot glue is NOT a good medium for cork board.
So, I used regular glue to attach the ribbon onto the board, glued 3 super powerful magnetic "dots" on the ribbon, hot glued magnetic dots to the back of the frames, and PRESTO....we have take off!!! Or at least we have some cute little frames that can easily be changed out from time to time!
There are soooo many things you could do to spruce up a cork board. Cover the cork in fabric, attach vinyl lettering or even paint on the cork, cover with ribbons and bow....just so many ideas...Google cork board imagines and you will be surprised at the ideas that are out there.
I have some old window panes I took out of an old house...they have three divides in them and I am going to put cork in one, metal for magnets in one and chalk board in the one....I'll post that if I ever get to it....but before I do that project, I am bound and determined to get some of the others completed!