Try It Tuesday: Small Bulliten Board Covered with My Favorite Shirt

I’m Sharing My Small Weekend DIY Project

I decided to start working on some of the small things that I’ve wanted to do, but just didn’t feel inspired to tackle. This past weekend while I was sitting and watching the Live Well Network, I found the time and the drive

So, we’re looking at this pathetic little bulletin board that just hangs all by itself on my bare wall. I’ve wanted to cover it for a while now, and didn’t know what to cover it with. I got the idea to use my shirt because it’s my favorite, and because the collar is no longer bright white (the way that I like it to be). Throwing it out was not an option, so I decided to put it somewhere where I could always see it.

My Plain old board before.

My daughter helped out a bit. I didn’t have any of the proper tools, so I just used my tried and trusted go-to tools: push pins and tape! Taking the board apart was easy. I just removed the screws from the back and removed the board from the frame. Once that was done, I cut the shirt to see how it would fit. 

Madison, the helper 🙂

When we finally finished, I wasn’t all that satisfied at first. But as I continued to look at the board, it grew on me The lighting in my room is really bad, so this definitely isn’t the brightest picture. I like how the areas where the sleeves once were now serve as pockets. That’s handy for storing small pieces of mail and other important stuff you want to keep up with.  I had an old necklace that I don’t wear because I lost the earrings, so I decided to put that around the collar. 

The finished product (really bad lighting)

So, when you look at that area from afar, you can see how the board helps out the space a lot. Also, it now matches the chair pads for the lunch area. This whole space  is the attic suite that we turned into a mini studio apartment for my husband and I. There are a lot of areas to decorate, and this is one that I wanted to start with-mainly because I don’t plan to do much over here

The wall looks much better to me now 🙂

This didn’t take long at all. The hardest part was cutting the fabric with dull scissors!!! I’m looking at doing a few more things this weekend, and I’ll share the details next Tuesday (and try to take care of that lighting problem.) Here’s a little collage of the pics. I have more, but there was really no need to add all that. 

Just a little collage of pics-before and after.

So, that’s it for Try It Tuesday!

Thanks for reading!!

Mega Monday: 10 Beautiful Colors for Any Room in Your Home

Room #1: Lively Colorful Kitchen

Image via Houzz.com

How about this one?

The colors are fun and lively, and I could just cook in this kitchen all day (which would be a first considering my husband does all the cooking). I like the way the designer mismatched the cabinetry. The glass tile backsplash is also cool. It reminds me of another post that had a darker colored glass tile backsplash. 

The orange bar stools work perfect in the room, and who doesn’t love a big bowl of green apples??

Great room. What do you guys think?

Room#2: Colorful Kids Space

Eclectic Kids by Amsterdam Media & Bloggers Holly Marder

I bet my 6 year old would have a fit in this room-but I know she wouldn’t keep it clean 

The swing is just too adorable, and I really like the shelves. They’re high enough for parents to put stuff away and not worry about kids taking the stuff out and leaving it on the floor. Those high shelves would be a great place for blocks-wink

The tree wall decal is perfect in the space, as is the lighting.Lively room for an adorable kid (that will keep their toys picked up.)

You agree?

Room#3: Orange Cheery Accessories

Eclectic Bedroom by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators betsy burnham

Orange is a great color to pair with any neutral toned room. The accessories give this space all of its character, and that’s pretty cool because you can always create a “new character” by switching out the small things.

 I wish we could see more of the bed and the headboard. The lamp is cute. 

Would you use orange accessories in any of your spaces?

Room#4: Simple. Colorful and Free

Eclectic Living Room by Athens Photographers Corynne Pless

This room makes me want to just flop on the couch and play family games. It’s very inviting and airy. I’m really feeling the colors and the art. I also noticed that there’s plenty of seating in this space as well. 

Looking past this room into the second seating area, I couldn’t help but notice the trunk being used as a table. I love when I see that in designs. Makes me want to find an old trunk somewhere

Are you feeling this room?

Room#5: Eclectic Masterpiece

Eclectic Living Room by Omaha Interior Designers & Decorators Birdhouse Interior Design

I’ve always been a big fan of wall art-and this room has a lot of it. It’s definitely an eclectic room that does a great job of offering a warm feeling. I like that the frames are all different sizes and shapes. The sofa is a hodge podge of color and fabrics, and there’s no real defining space. Every little area has something to offer, making the entire room the focal point. 

I see that the designer has anchored the couches with lamps and tables on each end. 

Nice job here

Room#6: Beautiful, Warm and Colorful

Traditional Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Kim Parker Interiors

The first thing that I noticed about this room is the space. It’s pretty big and has plenty of seating. Without the colors, this space wouldn’t be as inviting as it is. The rug does a great job tying together the pieces in the rest of the room, and I also noticed that there’s no shortage of lighting.

 This is definitely an inspirational space, and a good example of how you can use many different colors in a room and create  beautiful look.

  Love it How about you?

Room#7: Modern, Colorful and Fun

Contemporary Living Room by Huntington Interior Designers & Decorators Eileen Kathryn Boyd Interiors

Loads of color on top of a neutral palette and clean lines makes for the prefect space. This modern room is really inviting and fresh. Kind of reminds you of a place where you can go and sip a glass of wine and write a book.

The animal print on the sides of the chair and on the pillow add a funky feel to the space. The green is a vivacious color and just seems to bring the whole room together. 

You know I’m a fan of orange, and it matches well in this space. Love the table and the wall art. This is one of my favorites today.

Room#8: Welcome Home- Beautiful

Traditional Family Room by Gastonia Interior Designers & Decorators Nancy Taylor Lynch Interior Design, Inc.

Lovely, colorful and inviting. That’s pretty much all I can say about this one. There are so many things to look at and oodles of color to take in. 

Can I just have the dog?? It’s too cute and makes the picture that much more interesting, The colors in the rug seem to pick up on the patters in the pillows and chairs. I think the designer has done an excellent job showing how a room can be playful and functional at the same time. 

Room#9: Just Fabulous 

Traditional Bedroom by Chicago Home Builders Schumacher Homes

Care for a nap?

Everything about this room screams comfort and great attention to detail. The pictures above the bed are perfectly scaled, and the bedside lamps and tables fit well. I like the miss matched pillows on the bed, and the overall color of the room. Of course, the highlight is the ceiling-it’s gorgeous!!  Can I just say that I could never convince my husband to use all those different colors

Beautiful, colorful space. Im really happy to share this one. 

Room#10: Cool, Calm and Colorful

Traditional Living Room by Austin Architects & Designers Mary DeWalt Design Group

There’s that green again

OK. The view is definitely a plus for this room. The green gives it some life while the blue and beige adds a calming atmosphere. Th floor plan o open, which makes it easy for people in the different spaces to communicate freely. I think I like the chairs more than the couches, but I appreciate the couches because of the chairs. To me, this room is perfect in every way. Hats off to the designers here. 

So, that’s it for Mega Monday. Which room is your favorite? Would you be so kind and take the poll below?