Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm too excited to be "board"

Ready for something too cha cha for words?  It could be that I am exaggerating slightly, but I love the way this came out.  "Dolly" had this memo board in her room forever...

Wow that is bright!  It does not match her new wall color in any way, so I knew I was going to remake it instead of buying a new one. 

 She picked out the fabric herself at Hobby Lobby (my new favorite place).  In my humble and completely unbiased opinion, she has spectacular taste. 

I carefully took the backing off of the board and put it aside to put back on later.

I removed the buttons, which were attached by wires. Honestly, they looked like paper clips, and they were a pain to take off. (Think "Christmas-morning-and-getting-toys-out-of-packaging" annoying)

Ooh a peek at the fabric!  I left everything else together after removing the old buttons and ribbons.  I put the new fabric down and put the board down on top.  Then I just wrapped it tightly, tucking in the corners neatly, and stapling it to the frame.  I gave the staples a couple of taps with my hammer to flatten them out.

We decided on an off white ribbon, and attached that with staples as well.  After pulling those old buttons out, I decided against putting any buttons back on the board.

Here it is in the room...

Hey, that desk looks familiar... Nice job picking the fabric out Dolly.  I'm extra excited that I have some left over!

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  1. Awesome! I love the new fabric! Tres chic.

  2. Thanks for following me. I am happy to follow you back. Happy Thursday. Or is it Friday? No, its Thursday.

  3. Hi Christine,

    It is still technically Thursday, but it feels nice to get SOMETHING done early today! Great fabric choice, by the did a great job :)

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  4. This looks terrific, Christine! I love the colors and pattern. I always thought it would be fun to try making one of these :)

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    That is TOO Cute!

  6. It came out very nice. Of course she has great taste...she takes after her mom!


  7. Thanks for finding me at Momondealz! I just did a board like this for my son's room a few weeks back, what a learning experience!

  8. Great job! This is now on my future to do list. I want to make it for my girls clippie bows.
    following from FFF

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  10. Okay, seriously... that is just too adorable! On my "things to do" list, for sure! :)

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  11. I love this. What a great idea for a room. I am stopping by from Friday Favorites. I am also hosting an event if you want to share this idea.. Have a great day.

  12. Look great! I follow back..and thank you for following me!

  13. Following you back. This is too funny because I almost bought one of these boards the other day, but i said to myself "i could probably make one" - and now I can thanks to this post! :)


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  16. I have that same memo board in my scrap space!!!! Too funny:)

    And I love what you did with it. So crafty!

  17. Hi,

    I'm stopping by from `Round Robin`.
    I love the new look.

  18. That is awesome! love the fabric!

    visiting and following from share the love Fridays!

  19. Wow! What a difference your fabric makes! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  20. That fabric rocks, love it!

    Thanks for visiting and following, glad I found you!

    I followed back. :)

  21. Thanks for the follow. I'm now following you back from Diary of a Chic Mommy. Enjoy your weekend!!

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  24. We have tons of those boards and they could use a makeover. Great fabric choice!

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  26. Look great! I follow back..and thank you for following me!


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