Lately I’ve had project after project fail. Maybe they haven’t been total fails but they’re close.
We are in the process of redoing one of the bedrooms in our house (and our dining room because obviously I haven’t learned a thing about taking on too much at one time). I knew that I wanted a really cute decorated cork board in that room because I’m trying to make the room a little more youthful and have that area of the room be helpful at the same time.
So like any good crafter, I hit up the resale shops and found a huge corkboard with ugly metal frame for $3. Win right?
It took it home, taped up the areas I didn’t want painted and went to town with spray paint I already had in the garage.
Sounds good right?
It looks great right?
Well.. I took pictures to document the entire process for you! So that you could copy it and also have a cute cork board!
But then I found a huge section where the tape didn’t adhere to the cork board and there are no straight lines. But! We can work around that right?
Until this morning when I was spray painting the frame and the paper covering the cork section wasn’t taped down well enough and now there’s black spray paint all over the pink lines that were straight.
I was so frustrated that I touched the frame before it was all the way set and now there’s spots where the spray paint lifted off of the shiny silver metal frame.
Tomorrow I have to try to fix the frame. Also I learned today that you can sand paint off of cork board.
Hopefully I can salvage it enough to still hang.
But then there’s the glass jar that I was trying to paint and then the paint was old and gloppy. Gloppy is a word….
And the faux lead glass window that I was working on that I got sidetracked on and still isn’t done…. two (cough, three) months later.
But at least the new tile floors in the dining room are done…
Well… mostly. I just have to caulk around the baseboards.
And then there was the project that I worked on this week that I am so proud of. It solves so many of our issues with having a lot of devices to charge.
But I forgot to take any before pictures of it. Which isn’t a huge deal but the entire point of the post about it that I wanted to share with you guys was that I was able to repurpose something that many of you are throwing out or adding to your garage sale piles.
But I’ll just have to show you the finished project soon and hope you can understand how it looked before.
And that’s just my crafty life lately.
It’s hot. I’m rushing to finish projects. My to-do list is longer than my don’t-ever-do list.
It’s messy and clumsy.
How’s your craft life looking?