Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Idea Board

As promised in this pic (numero 6) there was one final project to complete for the DIY room.

And now it is done!

This Idea Board was inspired by the mobile that used to hang in this room.  (Check it out here.)  Although I really liked the mobile the style just didn't really work in the room anymore so I came up with a new idea to display my inspirations / project ideas / stuff I like. 

I made a quick trip to one of my favorite spots, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and I picked up a used cabinet door.  These babies can be used for so many great things (like this) and they are only one buckaroo.  Exactly my price range!

After patching up the holes from the door pulls, I painted it with the left over paint from my wall stenciling.  Then I strung fabric across, added some clothes pins and hung a little bit of this and some of that.  Stuck it up on the wall and the job was done.  $1 spent!

Now, in full disclosure I do have to tell you that their was one more part to this story.  And since I always want to be sure to share my unsuccesses with you as well as my successes I do have to spill the beans on the minor set back that went along with this.

You know that saying fool me once...fool me twice.  Well lets just say that I am again the fool due to Martha Stewart.  Yes...Martha is back.  I made the fatal mistake of giving her one more shot and I bought her magnetic paint at Michael's.  The original idea was to make the door magnetic and hang things with cute homemade magnets.  I followed her directions and applied 3 coats of magnetic paint under the purple coat.  But when I hung it up the force wasn't enough to keep anything in place and the magnets slowly slid right down.  I mean maybe 8 coats would have been enough but that is just crazy!  So a last minute change of plans led me to the fabric being hung across.  And left me with these cute button magnets which I already made and love.

But yet again a poor review for a Martha Stewart product.  I swear this is the last time I will waste my money on her!  (Please hold me to that!)