Welcome to another Fin de Friday! Once again, I have a fun little project (or several!) to share to get your weekend craftaganza going!
It is starting to look like Spring here in Florida. My azalea bushes are starting to bloom, our sweet gum tree is getting little buds on it, green grass is starting to peek through the brown, and LOOK…we have a bird nest! Hopefully, I’ll be able to track this little feathered family’s progress and we’ll have babies – wheeeee!
|I know it might not look like much – take it up with the builders 😉|
So it seems like the time is right for a little Spring cleaning. Or just Spring organization and de-cluttering. Since I spend so much time at my desk blogging, crafting, emailing, etc. it was the perfect place to start.
Here is the horrendous before:
|I know!! How did I ever function here?!|
And here is the fabulous after:
I am SO excited about this week’s Fin de Friday for a couple (well, 5) reasons:
1. I got to use a staple gun – felt so handy…loved it!
2. I bought fabric – only my 2nd time ever, boy could I go a little crazy!
3. I spray painted something for the 2nd time – I know, seriously sheltered 🙂
4. I repurposed one $10 thing into two totally fancy and functional things
5. I LOVE working at my desk now
Without further ado, the HOW TO:
(This post is a little long, but please stick around and scroll by what you are already talented enough to do!)
I found this bulletin board contraption with the four little cubbies (?) in a thrift store for $10.
|Holy stuff, Batman!|
It was fine with the dark brown wood, cream fabric and cream ribbons, but it was a little tired and boring. Not acceptable in the PDST household! SO, The Saint unscrewed alllllll the teeny tiny screws holding in the fabric covered board.
I snipped the ribbons and began taking off (read: wrestling with!) the fabric. Now, whoever assembled this seriously loves a staple gun waaaay more than me. So.Many.Staples. Me and my butter knife were tired! (Sorry, forgot to take more pictures whilst I was battling against the staples!)
Then, I cut my fabric (rather unevenly, I might add!) and centered my newly-nekkid board. And stapled away! This was my first time ever recovering anything with fabric and I have to say, it’s not too bad. Lots of folding and stapling on the back, but no one will ever see it again!
Since my desk is shabby chic black, I decided to paint the frame black as well and sealed it with Mod Podge.
Then, (with only a few mutters and grumbles) I screwed allllll the teeny tiny screws back in to hold my newly covered bulletin board in place and voila!
And I know you’re wondering where the little row of cubbies (?) went. Why, here they are! Painted red – my favorite color! I screwed the bookplates back on and added a few clothespins on the back of it for a little more functionality.
|(I did actually center them before gluing them on, ha ha!)|
I also repurposed these simple shelves given to me by a friend:
|Blue no more! Next time you see these they will be RED!|
See, red!! And those cute little bird nests will hold black and white photos of the Bugs (if they’ll ever sit still long enough!).
Okay, I know your fingers are tired from all that scrolling but I hope you were inspired to de-clutter, repurpose and create something awesome from the average! And see this all-too-plain little dresser turned printer stand?
My next victim I mean next up on the make-over list! Linking up to all these great folks here this week! Happy weekend!!
P.S. That great fabric was only like $6/yd from Walmart 🙂
This project was shared at all the blogs on my Link page!