Friday, October 15, 2010

Creative Sallie

Not long ago I posted a project that a friend of mine had made.   I like to call her Creative Sallie HERE.  Well she has sent me another one of her Very cute projects to share.  I love to post her description of how it's made she has a way with words that make me laugh.  This project is so cute, I am definitely making one for myself.  So without further ado here is her very cute TO-DO Board.
Here are the directions according to Sallie.
You know I didn't take any pictures of the process! That's not how I roll. But this one is so easy I'm sure no one will care.

I had a 8 X 10 thrift store frame that I think I paid $0.50 for because I liked it, but I had no idea what I was going to do with it. Originally I thought I would paint it, but I liked the "old" look that it had and didn't want to have to try to fake that back after painting. Then on Tuesday I was just overwhelmed with all that needed to be done and didn't know where to start. So, I decided to make a list. I've seen this super-easy project on countless blogs. So, I decided to whip one up real quick.

I took the frame apart and cleaned the glass well. There was a spot of something that wouldn't come off, but I decided to consider it "character". I washed the wood part of the frame with soap and water. I wanted to be sure none of the patina was actually dirt.

While the frame was drying, I used the cardboard backing to cut my 12x12 scrapping paper down to the right size. I loved that I didn't need to measure, just trace the cardboard. Am I lazy or what? I decided on paper that had horizontal lines as part of the pattern thinking this would help me when I write on the board. It was tough to decide whether to make my frame horizontal or vertical. I decided vertical gave me more room to write. My list is usually long!

Before putting the frame back together, I tacked a hanger to the back. This was from a picture hanging pack that had been in a drawer for years - containing wire, brads, hooks, etc. I did use a ruler to find the middle of the frame for the hanger. That was the toughest part of the whole project!

Then I put the whole thing together - glass, paper, cardboard - and tapped the staples/stays back in place to hold it all tight. I had a dry erase marker from a pack of four that rarely gets used. I picked a spot on the kitchen wall to hang the board. I just put the marker on top so it's there when I need it. Done.

You can see in the picture (beside #2) the spot that didn't come off of the glass. It actually coordinates with the paper pretty well, but I might flip the glass so that the spot is nearer the bottom right. I haven't decided if it bothers me enough to change it yet.

Thank you Sallie, please make sure you share your next creation with me.

Here is another twist on converting an old picture frame that I found this morning while checking my favorite blogs


  1. I love Blessing's Board! Can't wait to see what you come up with for your project!

    I don't think I can live up to being "Creative Sallie" when I'm averaging two projects a year though!

    Thanks, Wendy!

  2. It looks fabulous and would be so much fun to create it!
    love it,thank you for sharing with us!


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