Thursday, July 1, 2010

Flowers to Fabulous

Some more "Thank Yous" are in order to some WONDERFUL blogs today:


THANK YOU to Julie at Frugal and Fabulous Design.  She also has a WONDERFUL blog full of lots of fun ideas AND she has a wonderful link party on Fridays!  She was so sweet and featured two of my projects the other day that I had submitted -- Thank you, Julie -- you are the sweetest!! :) 


Have you met Angie?  She's Big Bear's Wife -- and she has a LOVELY blog with lots of cute projects and crafts.  Well she was SO sweet and featured some of my projects.  Thank you, Angie!!








And have you been to Fun to Craft?  Stacey has a SUPER FUN link party every Friday too -- you should see all the adorable submissions!  A HUGE thanks to Stacey for featuring my Solar Lights -- I'm so honored!


And thanks to Jamie at C.R.A.F.T who featured my little 4th of July project yesterday -- Thanks and Hugs, Jamie!  You and you're blog are just WONDERFUL! :)





If I could paint a picture for you -- you'll be able to see why this next project was so important to do -- well, sort of:  I grab my purse and head out the door to run some errands.  I turn right back around and get my reusable grocery shopping bags.  I get out the door again, and get in the car.  Then back in the house I go because I forgot my shopping list and coupons.  One more time....I leave.  Do you know what I forgot this time?  I needed some water in the car.  Seriously -- it is not that rare for me to go in and out of the house two to three times.  It's just plain sad.

So I saw these really cute whiteboards over at Keeping it Simple (BTW - she has a SUPER fun link party every week too).  Well how perfect would these be??  I could hang it right on the door going to the garage and have a checklist of what I need to bring with me to the store, errands, wherever I'm going!

So last week while I was out thrifting with my Bestie, Becca at One Girl, One Beautiful World I was keeping my eyes peeled for the PERFECT frame that I could makeover.  Well of course I found it -- otherwise you probably wouldn't be reading this post. :)




First step was to disassemble the frame and take out the glass, matting and beautiful flower picture (yikes!!).  I spray-painted the frame black.  Then I covered the back and matting with some fabric I had picked up at Joanne's.  My fabric was a little on the thin side, so I doubled the fabric when I placed it.

I took my all-powerful hot glue gun and glued my fabric down (I'm sure you could staple it if you wanted to, too).

The only other thing that I did before I put the frame back together was I put two little swirls of store-bought adhesive vinyl on the fabric (that way it's not going to get in the way of writing on the whiteboard and you can't accidentally erase them).  See?

I reassembled the frame and glued a ribbon to the back so I could hang it. 


 So since my board is on a door I wanted to really secure it, otherwise it could go flying all over the place when people go in and out of the garage.  I used the 3M Command Hooks to secure the bottom and sides to the door and I also used a Fancy Command Hook I had to hang my ribbon from.  And check out this coupon if you want to get any for yourself!  I think it works pretty well- it hasn't gone flying off the door....yet.


And that's it!  Not hard -- and I'm really excited to use it (although so far it's just been used for people to leave me strange messages).  




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43 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

BigBearswife said...

OMG Amanda!!!!!!!!!! That is beautiful and so neat!!! I have a magnet board that I made from an old cookie sheet to hang notes on but this Idea is much better!!

BigBearswife said...

oops one more question. what is a link party?

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Perfect!! I love this!!!!

I'm so stealing all of your ideas!!

I'm featuring on my blog today. Writing the post now, but should be up soon. :) Thank you for inspiring me!

Lori said...

Loving this idea - I probably already have frames somewhere. And being a paper crafter, I'll use paper instead of fabric, and I can cut my own swirlies with my Cricut. Now, to find some Command Adhesive - who knows where that got off to!

Dorese @ Dorese's Pieces said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing some love! :) I. am. in. LOVE with your ideas and your whole blog! Congrats on your features! :)

Kerri said...

What a super cute whiteboard...love the fabric you chose too! I need to try this!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your oh so nice comment!

FlyAwayHome said...

Thanks Amanda for visiting my blog because it brought me to yours... I paged thru every "before and after", you have done a wonderful job. Keep up the good work!

Brandy said...

Too cute, I love it.

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Amanda, I love this idea! It is so pretty. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. I am a new follower. :)

Anestazia said...

I just found your blog today and this was such a nice introduction. I'm addicted! Everything about this is absolutely perfect. :) http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/

Prior said...

A very stylish white board indeed! Lezlee

Meet Virginia said...

TOO COOL! I love how its a whiteboard too! The fabric is lovely!

~Morgan

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Laney said...

That fabric is amazing. I also love how you hung it with the ribbon. I am neurotic and can never get the bow perfect enough. Must.control.craziness. :-)

Helmitarha said...

What a great idea!

Diane said...

Great idea! I love how this turned out.

the lovely paper blog said...

love this blog!! so cute and i love that frame and I need to find one to turn into a white board! thanks for the idea...

ps. i am your newest follower!

Katie said...

Visiting from Shabby Nest -- such a great idea!! Love that fabric!

Anne said...

I love that - so beautiful and simple!

freckled laundry said...

I love this! Very creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you. :)

Jami

C'est Magnifique said...

Wow, that's really cool, I love it!! MUST. MAKE. ONE.!!!

Tania

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a cool idea! I love your blog. I am a new follower, come visit me and check out some of my projects. I think you might enjoy them.

Kelly @ Lucy's Daughter said...

I love the idea of using the oval frame! I've always seen these done in squares or rectangles, but I like this even better!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Super cool! Love the fabric and the ribbon hanger. So many possibilities! I just love the added vinyl - very pretty! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Oh what a great idea! So much prettier then a normal white board!

Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

I hope to see you Friday for another link party!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Excellent idea and it came out looking so good. Gotta try it!

Jenni said...

You are so lucky! I have been trying to find a large round picture frame forever to do exactly what you just did, and have had NO LUCK!

Yours looks beautiful!!!!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Oh, I love it! Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

Kaysi said...

I love it!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

What a neat project - I can't wait to try something like this.

Thanks for linking up!

- Brittany said...

Love this idea, who knew you could make a white board out of glass (except you of course ;-).

Angela said...

Love this idea! BTW, Thanks for visiting today!

Leanne said...

It looks amazing and functional. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday til Friday and would like it if you could join the party. There's a giveaway also. http://organizeyourstuffnow.com

AUDRA said...

So cute! Great job!

I love for you to stop by and link up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday. Going on now!

http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/07/socialize-with-me-monday-til-sunday.html

Nikki said...

I need that white board. Please ship it to me immediately :) lol
Thanks for linking it to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Adam and Wendy said...

This is super cute!!!! :)
I think I might make a small, desktop one to keep my list of things to do on! (Save me some time looking for the little scrap piece of paper I tend to write it on! haha)

Saw you over at hoo's got talent? :)

Jane said...

Great little makeover of the "lovely" flower print! lol! :)

lovepalmy said...

Love love love this. I will use it my guest rooms for pictures

Leanne said...

I love the fabric and the ribbon for hanging. Thanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday.

Nicole@Whimsy-Lane said...

Love this idea! I def need to make one of these for my office. I especially like how you hung it up with the ribbon. I almost bought that same fabric the other day...love that shade of blue! :) Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

What a cute idea! I love the fabric! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Alison said...

What a FUN project! I made a similar whiteboard, but love your fabric and frame MUCH MUCH better!! Thanks for sharing!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Kami @ Everyday Heaven said...

Just breath taking! Wonderful choice of fabric, I love it!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

I am going to feature THIS POST, LOVE IT!

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