Lately, I’ve found that there is too much purple in my craft room. Geez, I never thought I’d ever say that. I’ve found that by having color in the room, it distracts me when I’m creating. I’ve been slowly changing the items that are colored & replacing them with white. Here’s one of the first projects that I changed.
When I started to decorate my craft room, I was adding touches of purple & lilac everywhere. One of the first projects was to decorate memo boards. I’m a very visual person & I like to have my sketches & swatches for projects where I can see them. To see how I changed a plain wood & cork Walmart memo board into the purple one, go here.
To change it, first I removed the lilac fabric & then painted the frame using white acrylic paint. It took 2 coats. When the paint had dried, I added some white brocade fabric. (have to have my roses)
I reused the silver ribbon to hold the fabric in place using push pins pressed into the cork side. First I made a crisscross design with the ribbon.
Then I added ribbon in a diamond shape.
I could have used plain white push pins to do this, but that’s just not me. I needed to add a little something to them. I painted them with silver glitter acrylic paint. When that dried, I added a coat of silver hologram glitter nail polish. Just enough sparkle without going over the edge.
I added some cream pearl trim to the frame with hot glue.
Then I added a bow to the top center of the frame.
And some bows with trailing tails to the corners of the frame.
The bows looked a little plain, so I added some pretty buttons to the bows.
Since I used the buttons on the bows, I decided to make some button magnets. I gathered up my pearl & glass buttons & chose some of my favorites.
I used a 1″ circle punch to make the base of the magnets from some left over poster board.
Then I glued some round magnets to the circles.
I turned the magnet over & began to stack buttons on to the poster board circles using hot glue.
I had some magnetic pencil/pen holders that I’d used on the purple version of the memo board. I wanted to use them on this board, but the color was more than I could handle. Using white acrylic paint & a lot of patients, I painted them white.
I decorated the pen holder to match my craft caddy.
To see how I made the craft caddy out of empty Crystal Light containers, go here.
The finished Shabby Chic Memo Board:
What a difference a little paint & fabric can make.
I liked it so much that I decided to change the large memo board, too!
After (holding some of my current project pieces)
Happy Creating everyone!
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