7.08.2010

Frugal Friday~

I originally shared this project back in November of last year...but a good project bears repeating, and so I am sharing it with you all again for today's Frugal Friday...

Many moons ago I saw these pretty bulletin boards in a PB catalog. I. fell. in. love. I knew that I had to have them. But I also knew I didn't want to pay the PB price. What's a Frugal OCD (Obsessively Consumed with Decorating) girl to do? Why, make them of course!



First, I stopped at my favorite thrift/junque/antique shop and found a couple of old frames. (I got both for only $5!) Then, after I started painting the first one, I remembered to take a before photo.




I gave each frame a coat of Nantucket White by Ralph Lauren. Just one coat, because I wasn't interested in creating pristine looking frames. I wanted them to look a little shabby. To add to the shabby-ness, I took a sanding block and knocked a little paint off the tops of the relief.







Then to make the pin-boards, I just wrapped some pretty linen around some cardboard and hot glued it on the back. I would really recommend getting some foam core for a project like this, but I was aiming to use what I had. Popped them in their respective frames and VOILA!





Perfectly pretty places to pop all my project notes. (yes, I'm practicing my alliteration today.)
Now it's your turn!
You all know "da rules"...
1. Please link directly to your post and not just to your blog...otherwise people who look at the party later on might not be able to find the post you intended.
2. Please link back to the Shabby Nest so that others can enjoy the Frugal Goodness!
3. Comment, comment, comment! Please show our participants "the love".





21 comments:

Decorchick! said...

Those are so cute! Love it!!

Ruthie said...

I love these frames! I need to make me some of them! Thanks for sharing!

freckled laundry said...

I'm making one of those, too! I primed the frame Tues. hoping to finish it yesterday before the basement calamity! Love them. Yours turned out great.

Jami

Greenearth said...

So sorry have entered my post twice. Could you please delete `Planted Myself'. Really, really sorry, need a break, won't happen again.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

These look great. Love the linen look.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love these! Thanks for repeating. Definitely worth sharing again!

Amy said...

Great project, as always!

Christine said...

Those came out great. I did a similar project using sheets if tin inside the frames so we could use magnets instead of pins...have to write about it :) Thanks!

miss corner cape said...

love the soothing colors you used, looks great and just like the pb ones!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

All I have to share this friday are my favorite flowers~~ totally free!
Great Job!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

LOVE those frames!

And thank you SO much for hosting another wonderful party!! :)

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

Definitely worth repeating! Super cute! Thanks for hosting the party :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Wendy,

Thank you so much for hosting such a fun party. I hope you'll stop by and enter my giveaway.

Momma to Bug n' Bear said...

Great idea and so EASY too!
Thanks for hosting :-)

-Desiree

Nicole Braden said...

I love this project!!!!! It is darling!!!!!!!!!!

La Maison Reid said...

Thanks for this idea...I have these old frames in weird colors laying around and hated throwing them away (just collecting dust) but NOW I can make them beautiful and use them again.
I JUST found that you featured my wing chair slipcover a few days ago. Thank you! How exciting to have this happen in my first 5 weeks of blogging.
xoxo
Nancy

finallygettingtoeven.com said...

These are great. I used to have a jewelry boutique and we made a lot of displays this way. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Your frames are beautiful and I love this idea. Thanks for dusting it off and allow us to revisit this :)

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I love the pinboard project because it's so light! I will want something similar when we move into our RV...cute, chic, and light!!!

:) Laura

LuLu said...

I'm so glas you shared it again... I loved it then and love it today... It's on my must make list!!!
have a great weekend,
xo,
LuLu

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