Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Sewing Room Craft Project

Remember my long-ago post last summer about redoing my bedroom/sewing room
in colors of robins-egg-blue and coral pink?

Well, since I met Jordan and we started planning a house of our own, those plans to redo my room kinda got put on hold. However, many of the things I had planned for my room here, can transfer to my sewing space in the new house, as I'm going to be using the same colors (my favorites! :)

One of the little items I had in the works last fall was a cork inspiration board,
 a place to pin sewing to-do lists, notes, sketches, etc.

This is the picture that started it all...a beautiful framed fabric-covered pin-board by a lovely Etsy seller.
I was so inspired when I saw it.

From ElmPlace on Etsy

I lovde the look, and I loved the fact that it was oval -
so different from the normal square, boring pin boards.

So, I started digging around and found a vintage oval gold frame out in our storage building.
 The color was like this:

(Picture from etsy shop shabbymcfabby)

Then I bought a square of cork board at Hobby Lobby, and cut it into a matching oval.
This was the hardest part - the cork just did not want to cut evenly, and it was very difficult to cut at all!

However, finally it was done and I covered it over with some neutral colored linen from an old tablecloth.
Finally, after having it sit around 'almost done' for nearly a year, I pulled it out this week and finished it....

The finished product.

Painted a lovely shade of pale coral pink, then sanded down a bit to show the
gold peeking through on the floral designs and borders.

Hanging on my wall!

For the pins, since this is mostly a sewing inspiration board, I thought it would be fun
to hot-glue buttons to flat tacks - and they turned out real cute!

There you have it! A shabby-chic inspiration board.
 I think it will look very well in my sewing room eventually!

There are so many adorable cork-boards on Etsy and Pinterest, lots of inspiration and lots to buy if you aren't a crafty person. So many different lovely designs!


Philomela Sidhé said...

hm, not my color, but a lovely pin-board, and i love the idea with the buttons on the pins!!

Miss Virginia said...

That is ADORABLE! I love the board and your pushpin-button idea :)

Kellie said...

Oh, I love this - fabulous job! I want one for my own sewing room someday! :smile:

Miss Kacy Pogue said...

Wow! I'm going to try this!

Rachel (Cynthia) Heffington said...

Wow! I love it, Atlanta! What a great idea to use a picture-frame--will have to remember that. What did you try to cut the cork with? Did you try using a skill-saw? (Although that would probably shatter it. Nevermind.)


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