Happy long weekend!
I've been working on a few projects. I'll share this one with you:
This is the before picture of my bedroom:
I needed to move things around to get more work done and get Olivers crate out from under my desk. I also needed a bullitin board of some sort for all the little things I keep around me for inspiration...
Then, I had an inspired idea:
I have this cupboard that's up high and out of sight - when I moved in I stuffed all sorts of cheap old canvases in there. I took them down and tested on the ugliest one. I ripped the canvas away from the frame... What was left was a great little wood frame:
I found a pinterest pin that said to give wood an "aged look" you soak steal wool in a cup of apple cider vinegar (I use that stuff for almost everything now) over night and sand the wood with it. I let the wood dry outside on the porch. As it dried - it turned a sort of grey color. Then I attached cotton twill tape and antique lace (that I had on hand) with my trusty staple gun.
Then I moved around the furniture:
Now I face the center of the room when I work.
And Oliver has a better crate area, too. The great thing was I got a huge amount of change and organization without spending any money.