Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Vision Board

I got a bit behind on blogging this last week because I was busy on our kitchen update. It was time for the stale wallpaper to go. My husband, Raoul, and I removed 99% of it, and left the extra-stubborn stuff for Micah to remove. Then while he painted, I created a gigantic ribbon board to serve as our vision board. We'll put words and pictures of our dreams and goals there - places we want to visit, art retreats where I want to teach, ideas for our dream green home when we are ready to downsize.

I had this monster picture I found at an estate sale.

I spent a whopping $2.00 for it.

The frame was painted really lightly with white paint I had on hand. The other frame will hold a chalkboard.

Foam core and quilt batting was hot glued to the picture. Then it was time to find the fabric I had in mind. I've had a little fabric fetish in the past and am proud to report, I have limited my acquisitions to these 12 plastic boxes, organized by color. They are stacked in a closet. Of course the fabric was in the 12th box.

Here's the finished piece - ready to hang on our freshly painted walls.

The usefulness of being an organized packrat was totally reinforced by this project. I had every component on hand. Also, a make do attitude came in handy. -- Beth


Anonymous said...

I can not believe this, I picked a printed tissue paper from my stash to use as background on my next charm and it is exactly the same print as your fabric!


junkrescuerbeth said...

I'll be extra excited to receive one of your next charms because I am really fond of this pattern!


Eileen said...

This looks like the picture I couldn't pass up last Fall (it had a big FREE sign on it). I haven't figured out what to do with it yet - this looks like a great idea for it. I can make some room for it in my studio.


junkrescuerbeth said...

Good job Eileen! Free is way better than shelling out $2. Please send us a picture of your finished creation.


Cindy Pestka said...

You have totally inspired me (for the bazillionth time) to do something similar. I know just the spot in my kitchen that has been screaming for an update. And a pratical one at that. I have so many things I want to do and I've trained my brain to simply "forget" almost all of them...probably so I can waste time "guilt free". But no more!


junkrescuerbeth said...

This is a guilt-free project. You'll only feel massive amounts of inspiration!


ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Charming makeover!

Barking Dogs said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!