And I love, absolutely love, crossing things off my to-do list. Yes, yes, I admit that if I accomplish something during the day that's not on my to-do list, I will actually put it on my list just so I can cross it off. I know you're shaking your head, but that's my mini reward for getting things done. :)
And sorry, I totally forgot to take a picture before I started. Maybe I should add that to my to-do list...
But here it is, my monthly craft to-do list:
And don't you worry, I now have this thing completely covered with stuff! I just threw a few things on there for my pics. :) This was just a normal frame that I got for a whole $1.50 from the thrift store. It had an ugly picture of a pink leafy plant, and the frame was an equally unattractive pink. It's a hefty 20" by 20" frame.
This was a pretty simple project. I just took the frame apart and spray painted it silver (which, fyi, does not stay on very well on this metal frame; my friend suggested that using a primer may help). I took the ugly picture, flipped it around and hot glued the material over the back. I cleaned the glass and put the whole thing back together. Bam! Ginormous wipe off board. Love it! Fyi: not my idea. Check out this website for her version, which is excellent.
I also wanted to put on another project I did, which, because I didn't have my to-do list, also doesn't have a before pic. Now I won't have any excuses for the lack of pics...
My incredibly talented friend built herself a new headboard and was going to throw their old one away. Woohoo! Free headboard! I didn't think it was too bad looking, but my hubby thought it was pretty not good looking. So, enter some gorgeous chocolate brown suede and booyah!
I got two yards of fabric and it was perfect for our queen-sized headboard. I took the leg thingies off the back and laid the headboard face up on my bed.
I cut out pieces of quilt batting to provide some softness and some plump as well as hide the pattern in the headboard. Then I put my fabric, right-side down, on the floor and transferred my quilt batting down, then laid the headboard down on top of it.
I grabbed my staple gun, pulled the material tight and stapled it into the back of the headboard. I (well, really my husband) screwed the leg thingies back on, and there you go! Now if I could only get around to the matching pillows I've been wanting to work on...
I did the same thing with my son's headboard. Just a piece of heavy duty wood, covered in quilt batting and fabric stapled into the back. It was about a half-hour project. :)
I embellished Drew's bed with some baseball material that I zigzaged on with my sewing machine. Love it!