Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guest Post: Love My Element

Hey guys! This is Rach H. I have a really cute and creative friend, who just started a new craft blog, and I am having her guest post today. For years, I have followed her family blog, and she always has the most creative stuff going on. I'm so happy she finally started her new creative blog. One of my favorite things about her is that she is raising chickens in her backyard. I want to do that! Be sure to go check out her blog! She's already had some great features around blogland! Take it away Chelsea.....


Hey it is me Chelsea from Love My Element!
 

I am super excited to be guest posting here on Family Ever After. Rachel and I actually became friends though our husbands. Usually it is the other way around, but I was very lucky to have met the talented Rachel many years ago and we have remained friends through family blogs, Christmas cards and now we both have ventured into the Craft/DIY blog world.
Today I wanted to share with you a frame that I gave a second chance at life as a bulletin board.

 
I think the frame used to be a mirror. I got it for free from my step mom who was cleaning out her home. Who could pass that up, for sure not me!
First grab some materials:
 
Then a couple coats of white spray paint. 
Can I quickly confess my love for spray paint! Such a quick cheap fix to anything. Here and here are a couple more things I have spray painted recently.
While it was drying I worked on the insert. 
It already had a piece of cardboard inside the frame so I covered that in coark board. This came in a roll from Hobby Lobby for around $7. (Don't forget to take your 40% off coupon!) You can see the arrow is where I had to piece it together a bit. You will not see this later when I cover it.
 
I then pulled out my can of spray adhesive and some left over burlap. (I was surprised how inexpensive burlap is! I may have to use this more often.) I attached the burlap to the card/coark board and even used the spray adhesive to wrap it around the back.
 
I then sandwiched it all together. (If you look close you will notice I screwed in the back upside down. But of course I did not notice until I went to try and hang it!)
Now before I show you the finished product let me show you the cute pins I made to hand the pictures. Any cute bullitun board needs fancy pins too right?
 
This pack of 6 bottle caps came with round double sided foam circles. I stuck those on the back and then hot glued thumb tacks on. Quick, easy and so fun!
So this is what we ended up with:
 
I think it goes great with my current office remodel. Go here and here if you want to see more of what is going on the new office/craft/sewing room.
 
Thanks again Rachel for having me and letting me show one of my recent projects.

Thanks Chelsea! You are so talented!
I'm sure Chelsea would love some comments and new followers, trust me, you'll want to follow this one! Be sure to say hi from Family Ever After if you get a second! :)

4 comments:

  1. This is too cute! I love the before & after pictures! Such a fun transformation!

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  2. Thank you Rach! It is an honor to be a guest at Family Ever After. I hope everyone enjoys and is inspired by my tutorial. Have a great rest of the week!

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  3. Thanks for inviting me over to join the party.. i am so happy to be here.. I love your cardstock project.. Cute frame.. Where do you get these wonderful frames from?
    Thanks
    Hani

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♥Rach H