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Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
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Trash to Treasure at Reinvented
In my last post I showed you my new sewing/crafting area:
and I gave you a glimpse of this:
now I'm back to tell you all about it! After the PB Knock-Off Party at Homebody last week, I was totally inspired by two bulletin board projects:
created by Heidi at Vacuuming in High Heels and Pearls
and this one:
created by Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence
Both were inspired by this "Rustic Wall Organizer" from Pottery Barn:
I apologize for not having any "before" pics, but when I realized I had everything I needed on hand (LOVE it when that happens!) I went into a full on 11:30 pm crafting frenzy and it was completed in less than an hour.
Here's what I used:
old corkboard from college (not as big as the inspiration pieces, but fit perfectly above my sewing machine)
Black spray paint
burlap, one piece cut to fit my bulletin board and more to form the pocket
iron-on transfer paper
red grosgrain ribbon
images from the Graphics Fairy
First I spray painted the frame of my corkboard (in the bathroom. It worked but I don't recommend it!). My frame was unfinished pine and I didn't prime it, so the wood peaks through a bit, but I decided I kinda like it like that.
While the frame was drying I turned on my iron and printed out my images while it was heating. Then I followed the instructions on the transfer paper and ironed the images onto my burlap.
Next I glued my burlap panel to my cork board (even though the frame wasn't completely dry!) with tacky glue and glued the ribbon around the edges.
To make the pocket at the bottom I measured how long and deep I wanted the pocket to be and then I cut the burlap piece and folded it (burlap finger presses really well which makes it so easy to work with!) like a long skinny brown paper grocery bag- make sense? I hot glued the "seams" together and then hot glued the pocket to the board.
Then I pushed two upholstery tacks into the frame, wrapped some picture wire around them and added the clip rings.
How cute is this vintage dress pattern?! I can't wait to try it! I'll let you know how it goes...
Before & After: Fabric Covered Typewriter
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