Monday, January 4, 2010

Numerical Order

Ok, you are right, these numbers aren't in any order. but, hopefully a new bulletin board will help to keep things in order this year. For idea #2 I made this bulletin board. I painted the frame when I painted the frames for the maps. I used a little less brown. Chunky frames like this without glass are plentiful at thrift stores. I picked this one up for $1.

I also always find bulletin boards at thrift stores and usually buy them for a couple bucks on half prices days. Usually I don't care too much about their condition because I cover them with fabric. for this project you do need one in a little better shape. There is a line across this one that I didn't see until I spray painted it, but decide that it is ok because it will have notes on it.
I spray painted the bulletin board (that I cut to size with an exacto knife) with a light green paint, a couple coats. When it was dry I stuck on the different numbers that I cut out with my Cricut. No Cricut? No problem--there are lots of number stickers at craft stores and even at Wal-Mart. I spray painted brown on top and peeled off the numbers when the paint was dry, popped the board into the frame, and used a little hot glue on the back to make sure it stayed. Oh--and I spray painted some tacks the light green color, silver just wasn't going to do.

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13 comments:

  1. Very cute. You can never have too many things to help keep you organized. I'm hosting a Power of Paint party on Wednesday. I'd love for you to link up this bulletin board.

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  2. Love the frame and you paint techniques...it's gorgeous!

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  3. What a cute idea, I love the numbers and the frame is very pretty.

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  4. Very cute! And I love that frame -- great find!

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  5. Very cute! And I love that frame -- great find!

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  6. That frame is a great find. Cute project too!
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    Come by for a visit when you get a chance.

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  7. too cute. I love how you did the numbers - something I'd never think of. Something I can try my new Cricut on!

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  8. This is SO cute! What a clever idea.

    Thank you for the heads up about the video. I think I have fixed it. (Fingers crossed.)

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  9. HI Becky! Very cute! I wish you lived closer to me! We'll have to meet another day!!!

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  10. I love the numbers you decorated it with! And it looks great spray painted--it has a real vintage charm.

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  11. I love the scattered numbers, it looks great. You can never have to much organization.

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  12. I LOVE this! Old frames are my favorite. What a fun way to use one.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry-Suite

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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