Friday, October 23, 2009

A Bit of Thrifting Fun!

I had my eye out for something completely different…but as it usually happens, other treasures found their way to me instead.  A few workshop tools made their way into the studio for (noisy) bit of repurposing fun!!!

I loved this cork board right away because of its size and that its frame was flush with the cork…not so much for the words…!

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(more like…tacky tacky!!)

I knew immediately what I was going to do with it!

I chose a delightful upholstery fabric sample that I have been saving for years…I loved it, and knew I would have the perfect project for it one day!  I stretched it over the cork board and stapled it onto the back and made a darling little board for myself!!!

Here's what I did…if you have any questions past the pictures let me know and I’d be happy to help!

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Ta Da!!! 

I also picked up a fantastic little rocking chair that is in progress.  I had the hardest time choosing a fabric…I kept falling in love with wonderful little florals but wanted something that would work a bit better for both my kiddos.  Fall 268

Loving the upholstery fabric I chose…perfect!!Fall 280

Now what to do with the rest of it?  Paint it…sand it down…strip it…what to do, what to do?!?!?!

Stapler and hammer, or needle and thread…whatever the tool its marvelous to be working with my hands…making things for my little ones (or for me!!)!!!!  Nope…there is nothing better.

4 comments:

quirkygranolagirl said...

Thanks for posting pictures of you covering the cork board. I've been wanting to do that, but I have yet to find a thrifted board.

Hannah said...

I have been on the lookout for a while. It had to be perfect you know...just the right size...just the right kind...just the right price!!! Sometimes the stars just align!

Heather said...

Wow, you did an amazing job here. I love it

Inoureyes said...

That rocking chair is adorable!

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