This is where the magic happens ( I know what you all are thinking. Get your minds out of the gutter). I mean the creative magic happens. This is my work room (aka our Michigan basement). I love all the power tools. I even got a new cordless drill for Christmas this year. Everyone thought I was crazy for being sooooo happy about it. :O) But, I am still.
I found this piece of faux paneling (left over from the sitting room remodel someone did in this house we are renting) and thought it would work for what I had in mind.
Next I found these leftover pieces of some kind of molding.
I cut the paneling (with my miter saw ) to the size I wanted then cut the molding to fit the edges.
Next, I painted the molding black. This took 2 coats of paint. While it was drying I worked on what to put on the paneling to make it thick enough so I could put thumb tacks on it. Again, I used what I had. Which was... Cardboard.
I just cut the cardboard to size with my exacto knife then hot glued it to the paneling.
I cut some burlap to fit the board with a couple extra inches on each side and hot glued it to the paneling. Then I just hot glued the painted molding to the edges and it was complete.
So, what do you think? I sure like it. I am thinking of putting some different clips on it to hang the chore chart and chore cards. But that is for later.
I am going to link this post to shant2chic.blogspot.com for their- "I made it without my husband party" and to somewhatsimple.com for her "Strut Your Stuff Thursday Party". Wish me luck that I link it properly. Why don't you head on over to visit these fine Ladies. I know you will just fall in love with them. Later my little chic-a-dees. Have a great Thursday!