Archives for August 2012
Everyday I see at least 20 things that make me stop and say “Hey! I love this but if I did A instead of B I could use it for C!” and let me tell you, I’ve got some awesome ideas! But sadly they go as easily as they come. If I don’t write it down (ok, scribble) immediately it either goes poof or get so stuck in my head that I can’t think about anything else.
I’ve got so many notebooks hanging around. I must have some type of phobia about them though. I can’t bring my self to start scribbling in a brand new notebook. I write on scrap paper all the time but I need a way to organize the pieces.
A quick trip to Staples and I came up with this:
It’s like a real life Pinterest!
I bought a bunch of memo-sized clip boards (6×9) for $2 each. I spray painted each one with aqua paint from the stash and let it dry. I cut out three lace patterns from contact paper with my silhouette. I adhered them over the aqua, blocked off the top and spray painted them with green chalkboard paint.
After letting the paint cure for 24 hours I rubbed chalk dust over the green and labeled each board, I love that you can switch out the label whenever you want.
I used three Command strips to hang them on the door. I hot glued a piece of felt to the bottom of each board so they don’t slam against the door when it shuts. As you can see about I cut them out really carefully. If you had foam stickers or adhesive backed felt it would also work.
In case you’re curious about my scribbling these are two examples. I usually draw something and write a whole lot of random stuff, usually accompanied by a list of supplies and/or methods. I’ve got 3 more clip boards so I might be adding another row if this method works out for me.
One of my first blog projects: Giant Lawn Spiderwebs
With the exception of the odd furniture revamp or garden post the majority of my projects have a holiday, or at least season at heart. And as a holiday crafter, this is the dry season.
From the 4th of July to the beginning of fall is a crafting wasteland.
The rest of my Christmas Projects are listed on my Christmas Page
Even my super-fall-centric wedding is out of place. No one wants to look at mums and falling leaves while they’re laying on the beach.
I’ve got a few major projects in the works:
- Painting the Master bedroom (almost done)
- Refinish the 2 dressers and nightstand
- Curtain rods and Curtains for the bedroom
- Clean out the pink room (guest room) for the old queen sized mattress
- Paint and stencil living room wall
- Finish living room curtains
- Paint curtain rods
- Wedding stuff
- Wedding stuff
- Wedding stuff (in my defense the big stuff is handled and I’m decorating with mostly natural items like mums and pumpkins so it’s gotta wait)
- Fall flower and vegetable gardening
- Halloween projects!!! (this I’m actually excited about)
- Fall/Thanksgiving projects
- Christmas projects/presents (yes, now is the time to start)