Good day everyone,
I’ve been wanting to share this post with you for a long time but kept hesitating. You know how much I love sharing with you big and small projects I do around the house but I didn’t think I was going to keep this big piece of plywood in my dining area. Once I decided to keep it and post about it, I kept putting it off. I’ve had this project ready since last March and because of the DITTO DIY Framed Fabric challenge, I decided to bite the bullet and share it with you. You probably even saw a glimpse of it in my Gold Leaf Elephant post pictures. Please don’t be shy, I want to know what you think about it. When I explained to hubby we had to buy a big piece of plywood as soon as possible, we were having lunch, he looked at me and
said : “why ?” ,
I said : “I want to make something with it”
he said: “BABE!, hmmmm, Okay, will do whatever you want baby”
I said: ” thank you baby!”
I made this project for one side of my dining area and ended up moving it to the other side of it. I wouldn’t be surprised if by the end of the summer I change the fabric and staple a new one with warmer colors for Fall or if I move it to my living room. Believe me, I am writing this because I have already consider it. Our living room is lacking color and art…. maybe …. maybe not. I wonder what hubby will have to say about this once he reads my post in the morning.
Before Fall gets here, let me share with you how I did this.
I started by buying a big piece of plywood from Reno Depot and then wrapped it with this cheerful and bright IKEA GURINE fabric. We bought the piece of plywood as is off the shelves and we had difficulties loading it to the car. Hubby assured me it wouldn’t be a problem but we ended up calling my dad for help. My dad helped us secure it to the back of the car but as hubby was driving, we realized it was half dangling from the car and I ended up holding it for dear life because it risked falling off of our trunk. I was thankful the drive from the hardware store is less than 10 minutes away from our house. I was sweating, I’m not big and strong so, you can imagine how difficult this was for me. I was mad at hubby the whole time.
Before stapling the fabric to the plywood, I started by ironing the fabric to remove those big creases:
then measured the fabric and cut it to size:
stapled the fabric to the back of the plywood:
And Voila! I have a new piece of art and a functional board used as a small workspace:
Remember the six white dollar store frames I mentioned in my previous post?
This is what I did with the rest of them, I used them to decorate the plywood. Instead of pinning these frames, I just hung them to a nail because of the wood. I would’ve preferred buying a big piece of cork board because it would’ve been lighter and easier to work with but I was not able to find any at our local hardware stores and had I found any it probably would have been very expensive. I also used other frames I already had around the house to decorate this board. I even added a picture of my son when he ate solid food for the first time, I love that picture, it’s still one of my favourites:
I’ve been meaning to add something else other than frames but I haven’t yet decided on what. Yep, it takes me a long time to decide what I want. You might have also noticed a big yellow frame, this is an old frame I had, I painted it with yellow acrylic paint and added twine to make it a functional bulletin board where you can display pictures or notes. Because I didn’t have other frames left to decorate this small space with, I taped washi tape to the wall to create two small frames. During the day, we can see the washi tape very well, unfortunately we can’t see it enough in this pictures. I’ve been thinking of removing the washi tape, I don’t like it anymore, I already removed one side of it.
We can’t see the details of the board in these pictures because I had to take them with my iPhone for this post. My camera is not working well at this time. I also added this big monthly calendar to keep track of dates but as I’m writing this post, it is no longer there, I brought it back to my craft room:
you might have also noticed these 3 mini bottles sitting in a green box:
I fell in love with them when I saw them at Michael’s and thought they would look great with the green and yellow color scheme. I painted a dollar store box in green, removed the lid and nailed it at the bottom of this light green frame and placed the 3 mini bottles inside of it:
This last picture is of how it looks now, unfortunately it is late and I know I won’t be able to take a picture for you tomorrow morning either, so I included this one from my iPhone. I’m writing this post late tonight but you will only receive it in your inbox tomorrow morning when I will not be able to open my computer.
You might have noticed that the big calendar is no longer there and I replace it with 5 clip boards that I can use to display anything I want. As you can see, things have accumulated in this tiny space. It’s late now, so I am leaving things as is and I will try to unclutter it tomorrow. Those cookbooks should not be there and I might not keep the printer here either. I find that it takes up too much space and clashes against the white of the table. What do you think?
I am also not liking the plant in that spot either, maybe it’s time to decorate again or should I wait a bit? Stay tuned to find out!
Thanks again for stopping by!
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