Saturday, July 16, 2011

"You Are My Inspiration" Board

Wow, that's a first!
This never happens.
Someone I know put this piece of furniture on the street by the trash.
You just don't see this here....ever.
Since we don't have any dressers....
I convinced Prince to help me drag it into our yard!
I've been sanding on it in my spare time.
We were thrilled to find it is mahogany wood....and it's all real!
Ok, I was more thrilled then Prince....but things like that excite me.
It's a treasure.
I'm planning on turning it into a t.v. stand.  The top had a mirror frame...but I didn't care for that so Prince unscrewed that part.

I started thinking about all that wood just laying there begging me to be used for something creative.

So...I had 3 sides.   Humm.....I hammered and tugged and shook and grunted and sawed until I got another piece of wood to finish my "frame".   I saw somewhere the idea of using chicken wire to pin your do-dads on.  Perfect.

I played with the idea of making my frame smaller to fit the piece of chicken wire, but I like the vintage look just like it is.

After I got the frame like I wanted I painted it two shades of green.  I used Prince's {scary} staple gun to make the chicken wire stay in place.
 I let the princesses help me pick out different scrap book paper to make the banner.  I had thought about modge podgin' in place.  But then decided on dabbing on hot glue instead incase I wanted to change the look later.  Worked just peachy.


 I added some 3-D stickers I've been hoarding for something special.
I'm thinking of glueing on some medium size clips on the bottom.  Any ideas about that?

linked up to Boogie Board Cottage

27 comments:

Joe, Laura, Gilbert, Danny, and Bonnie said...

Wow! That is rare for someone to get rid of furniture in a third-world country!! I love your creation!

Gordon and Bev Bosje said...

You never cease to amaze me. You are a very special lady. I wish you were my mommy!!!

missionarymomma said...

What lovely inspiraion!

Tammy Cloud said...

How about putting screw hooks in the bottom.

Laine said...

Love it!!

Mendi... said...

You are SO creative! Very, very neat! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Kelsey said...

Love the pom poms and bunting!

Heather said...

That is darling, great job!

AmieAnn said...

I love this! The colors and embellishments are gorgeous! And you could always screw on some plastic glass looking knobs if you wanted to hang something off the bottom! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!
Also I am your newest follower.. only one more to 200.. good luck!

Bethany said...

I <3 your blog. You are so light-hearted, real, and creative :D

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

Beautiful! I need to do that in my work area. I have regular pictures up, but I'd love to put up fun ones of the kids, and of course my husband.

Amanda said...

This looks wonderful, such a great idea, I'm thinking of making one myself. I think the addition of some clips would be great!

Jessica said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!

Trisha said...

So, so awesome!

Far Above Rubies said...

Okay - unbelievable. It's truly beautiful. Love the pictures of the children - and oh - that comic strip is to die for.

P.S. Love that you join up on Domestically Divine. I think your blog is lovely.

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Beautiful! Love it. Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there.

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

ChariT said...

Aww this is too cute! Way to recycle and DIY!!

Stopping by from the Living Well Wednesday blog hop!

~Blessings to you!

shopannies said...

love it

April's Homemaking said...

Love your project!! Looks wonderful!! What a great find- love the green color you chose for the frame. ~April

Linda said...

Such a great idea! Nothing like your little ones to give you inspiration!

Sachiko said...

This is such a lovely project! Thank you for sharing!

dana @ wonder forest said...

cute idea! great job, cant wait to see what you do with the dresser!
xo dana
thewonderforest.com

andie jaye said...

the color is darling! finds like that are fun! i would've never thought about using the mirror frame! very crafty!

thanks so much for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! hope to see you again this week!

Heather said...

Just letting you know I featured your adorable board!

Cindy said...

I did the same thing with a large frame I found at a garage sale for $5. All I had to do was attatch the chicken wire. I've used it as a display to hang Christmas cards we have received, and I've also used it as a board to hang my seed packets in the garden shed (using clothes pins). LOVE IT!!!!!

Far Above Rubies said...

Maria, I featured you on Far Above Rubies/Domestically Divine.

Great creativity.

Thanks.

Jasmine

imklvr said...

I've been quietly following you for a while. You have such a beautiful family and are such an inspiration! Love what you've done with this frame AND the 'sea horse' stand! Keep up the good work!

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