Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pinboard Project


"I'm bringin' crafty baaack" (sung to tune of J.T's "Sexy Back")

I have been putting all my energy into remodelling the house and doing upholstery projects and my crafting has really taken a back seat. I really get a buzz when I do a craft project that I love so decided it was time to get back into it.
This grotty old pinboard has survived 3 garage sales and still remains with us so it was time for a makeover.





First a fresh coat of paint.



Next some new fabric. I had this lovely black fabric on hand and upon reversing it found.......


.... this lovely neutral colour. Love it!




Also loving double sided tape.






oops, photos a bit out of order. I dry brushed on some white paint for a washed look.






Next, braid to tidy the edges of the fabric (double sided tape again). Love all the texture.







I added this "Things to do" blackboard which had peel and stick backing, a couple of hooks for keys, 2 clothes pegs for "bills" and "notes" and over to the lower right is the chalk holder... a clear lipstick lid :o)





I plan to attach a couple of hoop rings to the top at either end and hang it from 2 brackets but for now it has found a resting place on the desk.




My darling Tilly (formally Talitha) wanted to get in on the act and created her own pinboard. She used an old painted canvas and added corkboard to the left hand side. She's showing definite signs of the crafting gene!




The only question that remains now is....what do I do with 2 lipsticks, minus their lids?


18 comments:

Sandra said...

That is a keeper now Ange, looks great, well done.

MelsRosePlace said...

Looks great Ange - see you have come back all ready to do projects too! Mel xxx

A-M said...

That is magnificent! I wish I had even half a craft gene! Just lovely. A-M xx

Ange said...

Goodness - think of how much you could sell it for now in your garage sale. I reckon you should hit your local home decoration store and offer to do a couple of unique pieces. My eyes must be going - what did I miss about the lipsticks Ange?

Ange said...

got it! I had missed that a couple of times. Must read too fast and get over excited about the idea of double sided tape! ;-)

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Ange, still cannot leave comments on my home computer so don't think I am ignoring you.
Your creative juices are flowing - love that weekly planner. Sandy x

Jeanne said...

Great pinboard Ange! I think you could market that one very easily.
Custom made orders offered at the local market? I think you are on to something there.... Thx for your comment on my post. Am missing NZ...good to go thru all the pics!
Jeanne :)

Brabourne Farm said...

I love it! Clever and useful - what a great use for an old pinboard. Leigh

Kellie Collis said...

THis is fabulous. Stunning outcome!! x

Just Beachy said...

That is so nice .

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

very creative... I like your style. Thanks for visiting my blog, as it brought me to yours...now, I am off to look around a bit.

Magdalenas Hem said...

Wow, how creative! Thank you for your kind words on my blog, glad you like it and happy that you find your way to my blog :-)
All the best!
Magdalena
(sweden)

pk @ Room Remix said...

This turned out great! Like the multifunction of it. Great job.

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, great work. I need a board like this. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks also for dropping by Beach Vintage.

AK-Magnolia House said...

Great pin board!! I love your creative style. Thank you for visiting my blog and following. I will be following your craft ideas in the future.
AK.

Anna said...

Your so clever..what a lovely addition to your little study space..well done...oh and it looks like someone is taking after mum's crafty skills...even better :)

Kristopher K said...

Found some time this rainy morning to read more of your wonderful blog ... Yeah !!! I just adore this pin board - also I totally agree with your profile comment ... The Australian garden designer Paul Bangay's books are totally amazing ...

Redesign Diva said...

I have found my crafting soulmate, only you do more than me, have it more together and are finishing things..lol I agree about the 100 ideas racing in the head part..Oy!