"Upcoming Creations" Dry Erase Board


Well hello again all! Sorry I missed you last week. I was enjoying some much needed family time while my parents were in town visiting from Montana. I shut the door to the craft room and enjoyed every minute I could with them. I don’t get to see them all that often, so it was absolutely wonderful to have them here with my boys for the whole week!  
Sadly, as it usually does, all good things must come to an end. But, I’m back to work in the craft room now!  And it was here that I realized that I needed something to help keep me focused and track. I don’t know how other crafters are, but this particular crafter has a hard time staying focused on just one project at a time. I get so excited about a project or have a great idea about something else and forget all about what I am currently working on. Can anyone else relate to this? I decided to create a dry erase board to help me organize my projects and project ideas.
If you want to create one for yourself here’s what you will need:
Large Frame with Glass, Spray Paint, Poster Board, Electronic Cutter, Hot Glue Gun and 4-5 Strings of Large Beads or Jewels
 
I used a frame that I found at Hobby Lobby in the clearance rack. It was a great price, but I ended up having to get the glass cut specially cut for it. LESSONS LEARNED: Make sure you have a skilled technician cutting your glass. Check and double check it before you leave the store. Mine came out uneven and crooked. I ended up having to shave a fair amount off one corner side of the inside portion of the frame to make the glass fit. It set me back a few hours on this project, but it’s a lesson I had to learn the hard way I guess. :(  Next, I primed it and spray painted it golden yellow (my accent color in my craft room) and gave it a little distressing love.
 
While the paint was drying, I used my Cricut to cut out the letters on vinyl that I adhered to poster board to put inside my frame.
 
 
In my mind, I thought this would be enough and that it would look fabulous at this point. Well… it didn’t. It was boring. It needed something else. I found some turquoise beads and added a little bling to the frame!
 
 
Much better! What do you think?
It hasn’t found a permanent home on the wall yet, (I can’t decide exactly where I want it) but for now it is perched happily on top of my sewing table.
 
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my lastest creation! There are many, many more to come!
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1 comments:

Casandra said...

Good idea! I really need to make one of those for my sewing room. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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