I know I have been slacking lately on the posts. Starting the new job with a commute that is more than double has thrown me off my game a little.
This weekend was great. We went out for my friend Abbie's birthday on Friday night, had some beers at the Pray for Snow Party at Ten Barrel Brewing and a yummy dinner at Old Chicago. It was just enough to be a "fun night out" even though we were old and went home to bed after that.
The Pray for Snow Party must have worked because Saturday morning we woke up to snow!
|Gunner's first time seeing snow!|
|Gunner likes couch days|
I raked the whole back yard by myself (a big accomplishment in my mind). I still called an begged my dad to come help me bag them though. Slight set back. But now that I know the "tricks" via my dad, I will be ready for next year!
Gunner liked the raking leaves thing.
|Very helpful, laying and rolling in the raked piles|
Then I started on my little craft project for the week.
Bulletin Board Makeover!
Started with a boring, old bulletin board. I didn't want to damage the board itself (it belongs to my work) so I only used upholstery tacks and staples.
You will need:
- 1 bulletin board (mine was 24"x36") FREE
- 3 packs of decorative nails, any color you want, I used black - $1.99 a pack
- A yard+ of burlap, depending on your board size - cost me $4
|Glimpse of the board pre-update|
|These are the nail packs only $1.99 each for 24|
|And some burlap. They have some cute printed stuff now, but I went with the classic.|
If you are smarter than me, center your board on the burlap (I didn't really get mine center).
Begin by tacking one corner in place. You want the tack to sit INSIDE the frame, NOT angled. This will make the frame pop more.
|It should look something like this when you get the tacks in|
|I had to work around the hangers on my board|
|A little blurry but you get the idea.|
|In a couple places I used my extra tacks to supplement the staples.|
|If you can get the crease out with an iron before hand I recommend it :)|
Hope you enjoyed the little tutorial. If you make your own let me know how it goes!