My crafty side was feeling the urge to come out this week, and so I obliged and now we have a little update to share.
Here's a little spot in our house that you might remember:
That's our sweet little free secretary desk I painted a while back. It's been doing great these days, in case anyone was wondering. A few months ago it even got a little message board buddy to hang out with.
This was just a little cork board I whipped up one day with an old frame, some cork tiles and scrap fabric.
I literally just mounted the cork tiles on top of cardboard back of the frame.
Anyway, this little cork board, message area was looking a little blah to me so I decided to jazz it up a bit. So out came the jute twine and a wrapping I went. I wrapped and wrapped that frame until I had this:
I was really digging it but thought I could add a bit more so I did this:
What am I doing here...wait -isn't it obvious?
So I decided to spray paint a box of tacks navy blue, because it's the cool thing to do and everyone is doing it - ok maybe just I'm doing it. I picked up a box of 300 brassy thumbtacks and the local dollar store, sprayed a little primer first and then a few coats of navy blue paint. Then I stuck every-one-those-little-thumbtacks around the perimeter of my newly twined cork board and lost all the feeling in my index finger - it's slowly regaining it's strength. And here it is:
I like the little navy detail and I love the added texture and substance this new framed cork board has. I also found this cute little frame at Target this week on clearance for $2.98. It has just enough coral in it to work here.
I also added this little milk glass vase that my mom found for me and threw in some berries from a bush in our yard.
And....we have our new little message center space!
In case you were wondering where the white board calendar went - I mounted it to the fridge, much more practical and easy to use and see.
Oh look, it has it's first message, how sweet.
Thanks for joining us today for a little random craftiness. You know you want to go and spray paint some thumbtacks now right?
Have a great weekend!
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