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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Creating a New Message Board

I've had an old message board that Love Bunny has been using for the last several years but not to its full advantage so I confiscated it and gave it a new look. It's a large one I originally made for him in USMC colors of red and yellow or as the Marines say "scarlet and gold." So I took it apart after hubs said it couldn't be done (duh); I got the board IN the frame so it has to come out, right? Yep, after several "it can't be done" from him I finally got it out. But I've usually got a couple of things going at once so while painting the frame for the cork board I painted an old large can and some lids outside being that it was so hot it would dry quickly.

The lids.

The large can painted white that I'll add decals to.

The unpainted frame.

The original fabric. I told you I "don't do dust"!! Can you see where the ribbons were on it?

Working on it at the cutting table. Those ribbons are a very bright yellow.

Finished putting in the upholstery tacks to hold the ribbon on.

This is the closest to the true color of all these pictures. Truly yellow and pink fabric but, again, very bright yellow ribbons.

Hanging on the wall behind me as I sit at my computer. Much prettier up close and in real life.


  1. This is beautiful!!! I need to make one!! TFS!!! :)

  2. Oh Girl! You did a GREAT job. Love the bulletin board. Is that sweet or what? Love the fabric with the pink roses and the yellow is just so sunny and festive. I do love it. Love Bunny should know better than to tell you it can't be done, right? He knows now. Thanks so much for sharing. Country hugs and love, Sherry

  3. Ah, that's really cute. I love creamy yellows mixed with pinks and greens. It reminds me of my favorite quilting fabric. Don't tell LB, but I think it looks much better now!


  4. very, very to fill it up with your pics, notes, fabric samples, cards, whateva!!!!

  5. I like how you took it back from the hubby and spurced it up for your own office, lol. I think it looks great!

  6. Those are so cute! I love the yellow ribbon over the flowers!

  7. Hey Connie,

    You are one crafty woman. I love doing crafty things, but I don't have the space to do it at my house. Yes, I am fairly new to blogging and it didn't take long to get addicted. I love seeing everyone's posts and read about their lives. It inspires me to be more creative. I also LOVE staying at home and taking care of hubby and household. I am very content. I don't bore too easily.

    Anyhow, I like your message board. It turned out really nice.

    When I'm referring people to another blog, how do I get just the name on it without the showing? Please help!

    Thanks. I love your PINK page. Pretty in of my favortie movies.

  8. Connieness! This is gorgeous! You're the most clever one! Love the sunny yellow and sweet print! Stay indoors! That's what I'm doing. ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Looks like a little ( or big) block of sunshine, waiting for you at your computer. Good job.
    Bravo!!! for showing hubs it can be done. My daddy used to say....
    The easiest way to get Glenda to do anything is tell her it can't be done....Yay Connie!!!!

  10. This board is beautiful and I like it placed horizontal. Somehow it looks like the board would have more room.

  11. Connie,

    Thank you so much for your tutorial. It was very helpful and insightful. I've always wondered how to put eye candy on my blog. You are a Godsend. I learned so much by reading your tutorial. Oh, and I tested the link and it worked like a charm. I will be referring to it quite a bit I'm sure, at least until I get used to doing everything.

    Thank you, I will give a shout-out to you and let everyone know what a great blog you have


  12. Hi Connie,
    That turned out so cute. I think I have that very fabric and I love it. That will look so cute with all your pics hanging up there. I wonder where you will put the picture of me?lol

  13. Oh Connie! I love this message board! It is so pretty!!

  14. That is just pure prettiness Connie! LOVE the fabric!

  15. Your message board is fantastic, Connie! I'd have all kinds of photos to put on there...

  16. You are sooooo good! I know I have been too busy, as I've missed so many of your posts and I don't like missing!

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