Friday, June 26, 2009

Re-purposed Memo Board & Funny Face

So- after Easter, I was browsing Hobby Lobby one day, and I walked by this 80% off table several times. Most of it was Easter decor, and at first, it didn't even pick up on my crafting radar.

But then I saw this item... and I don't know about y'all, but I'm not huge on the "giant carrot decorative welcome signs." I am, however, big on stuff that I can get for a steal and re-purpose for my own needs!

It's sat behind my desk for a couple of months, and yesterday, I knew what I wanted to do with it. Instead of my original plan of repainting it, I pulled out my Five Foot Two and Eyes of Blue kits, a little Mod Podge, and went to town. (I did add a couple of strips of "Girl Friday" paper from Cosmo Cricket to this... they coordinated perfectly with the new "Early Bird" line that's in these kits, or available here: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Paper.)
I love that crackle paint in the Five Foot Two kit! Perhaps a wee bit too much... ;)I plan to use this as a memo board for our kitchen. The colors match my house colors perfectly!

I'm tempted to add a row of three tin cans along the bottom of this, to hold pens & such. I'm still toying with the idea; I held one up to it this morning and it seemed kind of bulky, though. What do y'all think? Any suggestions? Or should I leave it as is?
This is my submission for our Shabby Chic challenge! I chose the row on the challenge bingo card with handwriting, quilting, texture, architectural elements, and distress/sanding.

I made this with products from the Five Foot Two & Eyes of Blue kits, with the addition of some American Crafts Thickers from my stash. It's hard to tell in the photos, but I added some crackle paint (told you I loved that stuff too much!) to the Thickers to add some texture. It's so cool!


Tara said...

LOVE the memo board!
I don't know about the tin cans. I can't picture the size. I'm sure you'll come up with something!

Noel said...

What about small hooks that you could screw into the bottom, to hang keys, the dogs leash, etc..on? Super cute V!

Frances said...

What a clever idea! Love it.

Michele Kovack said...

This is such an awesome altered projects!Now I want to run to the store and get me one of those! Your page is super cute too!

Jana Eubank said...

What an AWESOME idea!!! Now I want to find me one of those! Super cute project, V!!!

Greta Adams said...

girl this is so awesome...i am not a big giant carrot decorator

HoweverAlthough said...

SUPER cute! I'm hitting HL at lunch today so maybe I will find some big carrot decor item to repurpose, too! I love your work. Have I mentioned that before?

Gretchen said...

i looooove it all Virg!