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White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
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Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
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How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
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Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Fabric Covered Plywood

frame fabric board

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:

frame fabric for plywood

then measured the fabric and cut it to size:

frame fabric for plywood

stapled the fabric to the back of the plywood:

staple frame fabric for plywood

And Voila! I have a new piece of art and a functional board used as a small workspace:

frame fabric board for my dining area

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:

staple frame fabric for plywood

you might have also noticed these 3 mini bottles sitting in a green box:

blue and green bottles from Michaels

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:

blue and green bottles from Michaels

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!

framed second fabric board

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • Christine says:

    I LOVE IT Ingrid!!!! The fabric is absolutely beautiful! You decorated the entire wall beautifully!!!

    I hate traveling big items from hardware stores too!!! It stresses me out if they don’t fit properly in the vehicle. Luckily we have a van now… makes it a lot easier!

    July 2, 2013 at 7:21 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Christine! I still want to add new items to it but don’t what yet! 🙂
      & I was very stressed out when I was holding to it in the car, we have a big car but this plywood was just too big, hmmmm … I should consider a van now! 😉

      July 2, 2013 at 7:24 am
  • mtetar says:

    Very inspiring, and all that hard work look really nice. You’re always busy with great projects. Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Hi Nate! Mtetar

    July 2, 2013 at 7:53 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much Mtetar! I love your sweet comments, thank you very much again and will say hi to Nate! 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 7:56 am
  • kristinfrombliss says:

    Isn’t awesome how a fun fabric can spruce up anything and make it awesome?! Super cute Ingrid 🙂 xo Kristin

    July 2, 2013 at 8:26 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Kristin! oh! yes, fabric can change things up, I like it very much but I’m sure that for Fall I will probably change it! 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 8:27 am
  • Tried&Twisted says:

    That’s so clever! I love how you hung the frames on the fabric board. Definitely thinking outside of the box.
    Toodles,
    Sara

    July 2, 2013 at 9:13 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Sara! 🙂 I wanted to decorate this big piece of wood, didn’t know how to and thought of these frames; very glad I did! thank you for stopping by!

      July 2, 2013 at 9:15 am
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Wait – there is an area of your house that is not colorful – no way. Next project!

    Anyway, I imagine your husband must be easy going and flexible. Clearly, he lets you have run of the house. I don’t blame him – I’d be the same way.

    The plywood looks great!

    July 2, 2013 at 9:30 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 thank you very much Larry, he used to tell me what he would like to have and not to have but now he just let’s me do what I like but I still consider him and won’t start painting our kitchen in pink, not yet anyways! 😉 ha!ha! 🙂
      thanks again Larry! 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 9:40 am
  • Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    This is so pretty. Love the cheerful colors!

    July 2, 2013 at 9:31 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Julia! liking this fun fabric too 🙂 Now, just need to figure out what and how I will decorate around this plywood 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 9:41 am
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    Great works!!! Especially mini bottle are awesome!!!

    July 2, 2013 at 9:46 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks Rexlin 🙂 love these mini bottles, the colors are so bright, had to have them! 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 9:52 am
  • cassie says:

    love the fabric you chose! such a fun vignette with great colors!

    July 2, 2013 at 10:20 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Cassie! 🙂 loving these colors in my dining area too 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 10:30 am
  • Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried says:

    Such happy colors!

    July 2, 2013 at 10:27 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Anjana, oh! yes they are, perfect for this season! 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 10:30 am
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    Ingrid, I really love this! The color scheme is WONDERFUL! 🙂
    Kenley

    July 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much Kenley 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    OMG!! I love it!!! I WANT IT!!!! The material is so perfect too. Nice job.

    July 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you very much Gabriella! you are so sweet, thank you, I like it too but wasn’t sure at first, really happy you liked it! 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm
      • ourlifeinaction says:

        I absolutely love it!

        July 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 Thank you 🙂

          July 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Great project Ingrid 🙂 I love the fabric and the way you decorate it, with the beautiful frames and also I like the 5 clip board on the top, very practical 🙂

    July 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Izabel, I preferred how the 5 clip boards look there instead of the big calendar! it’s more practical and I can switch things up too! 🙂 thank you Izabel for your lovely comment 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm
  • Amy Mayeny mayen says:

    Does it hurt, having so much talent in one little body? It looks great, and your home is lovely.

    July 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 hi!hi! Amy you are sweet and very funny! thank you again, you are so kind! 🙂

      July 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm
  • Kelly @ View Along the Way says:

    I can’t believe you hesitated to share this – it’s awesome! LOVE the fabric, and the whole vignette with the little frames and the calendar and the whole shebang. I’m so glad you linked up to Ditto DIY!

    July 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Kelly! 🙂 yes, I was a bit hesistant, I wasn’t sure I would even keep it in our dining area but now I am really liking the colors too! 🙂

      July 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm
  • Brandi says:

    Ingrid, I love this idea. Your projects are so doable. Thank you for sharing this. I just purchased a bunch of fabric and you’ve given me a great idea on how to use some of it.

    July 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Brandi, happy you liked this project too! 🙂 this one is another very easy project and can change the look of the space and my mood too! 🙂 hope you can get to work on project soon! 🙂

      July 3, 2013 at 1:02 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    I love that fabric Ingrid, the colours are gorgeous! And they’re my kind of colours too. So that was you in front of me the other day, holding on to that plywood for dear life and slowing up traffic!!! Just kidding! 🙂 Another beautiful craft idea from Ingrid! This project and the last one as well are definitely ones I will attempt. I showed my daughter Emma the post-it notes and she thought they were the cutest. We’ll be making those too! Ciao Bella!

    July 2, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 yep, that was me! ha!ha! 🙂 you made me laugh Lidia!
      thanks Lidia, I would love to see what you will do Lidia, I’m sure it will look very nice too! 🙂
      I’m super happy that Emma liked my post-it’s 🙂 I hope you guys give this a try, it’s so easy to do but please let her know that it can be a tedious task if she wants to make a big pile like mine! I did small ones too and they are as cute! 🙂
      Ciao! Ciao! enjoy this cloudy day! 🙂

      July 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm
      • ohlidia says:

        Not sure when you answered Ingrid, but every freakin’ day has been cloudy, no? Or almost… it is today, Sunday, and it better not rain tonight because it’s the closing of the Jazz Fest and I told my girls we’d go! Hope you’re having a great Sunday!

        July 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm
  • Jenna says:

    Wow! This is genius! I love how you put the frames on top of it! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    July 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Jenna! you are very kind! 🙂 glad I had that idea too and they were inexpensive and if needed I can always spray paint them to change their color 🙂

      July 3, 2013 at 1:29 pm
  • Lora @ Craftivity Designs says:

    The whole space looks great! Love the fabric.

    July 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Lora!

      July 5, 2013 at 8:22 am
  • justagirlabby says:

    This is so cute, Ingrid! And what a funny story about getting the plywood home! {Well, it’s funny now…I’m sure it wasn’t at the time!} Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

    July 4, 2013 at 12:00 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Thank you very much Abby! 🙂
      you are right today this story is funny but when it happened I was upset at hubby for not making sure it was safe! 🙂
      wish you a beautiful weekend Abby!

      July 5, 2013 at 8:23 am
  • Allison says:

    This is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

    Allison @ http://www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

    July 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm
  • Heather Who Needs a Cape? says:

    So creative! Love this so much! Saw you at the DIY Dreamer and had to come over!

    Would love for you to come to Who Needs a Cape and link up to Super Sunday! Hope we see you there http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/07/super-sunday-party-5/

    July 6, 2013 at 10:20 pm
  • Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says:

    Such a beautiful project idea! I really like the fabric that you chose. 🙂

    July 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
  • Jesse @ Scout & Nimble says:

    I love this idea! The fabric is so bright and colorful and I love the open frames! Great job! 😉

    July 8, 2013 at 11:06 am
  • Samantha @ Five Heart Home says:

    I love this idea and these colors…so fresh and summery!

    July 8, 2013 at 11:51 am
  • Carrie This Home says:

    I really love this project since it’s so frugal but makes a huge impact! I’d love to do this in my office. Would you mind to link this up to my blog hop? Our readers would love to see this!
    http://carriethishome.com/2013/07/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-31/

    July 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm
  • Krista @ thehappyhousie says:

    What a gorgeous creation Ingrid! I absolutely love this! Great job! and thank you so much for sharing it:) I would love to make something similar!

    July 8, 2013 at 5:53 pm
  • Linda @ Calling it Home says:

    Now if this isn’t the cutest, easiest project….I don’t know what is. I love how bright and unexpected it is. Great one!

    July 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm
  • Erica @ Craftivity Designs says:

    Love this! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday post. Have a great weekend!

    http://craftivitydesigns.blogspot.com/2013/07/kick-off-friday_12.html

    Erica @ Craftivity Designs

    July 12, 2013 at 11:03 am
    • now at home mom says:

      how fun getting featured in your Friday post Erica, I am very happy about and really glad you are sharing this fun project with your readers
      I will go and visit right now
      thanks again Erica for the mention

      July 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm
  • Carrie This Home says:

    I liked this fabric covered plywood project so much I featured it in my Inspiring Ideas post! I’ve also pinned it to my Inspiring Ideas board on Pinterest. Thanks so much for sparking up some creativity in your readers!

    July 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you so much Carrie, very happy about this and that you really liked it and that you find it inspiring too 🙂

      July 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm
  • Jessica @ Dear Emmeline says:

    your whole setup is so cute!! 🙂

    August 1, 2013 at 1:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Jessica, glad you liked how this turned out and just visited your lovely blog, thank you so much for the visit too!

      August 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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