Monday, September 15, 2008

My latest projects...

As most of you know, I love to do crafty things. It has been a couple weeks since I finished these two projects, I have just put off taking pictures of them. I got the idea for the huge bulletin board from Pottery Barn, but couldn't justify paying $175 for a bulletin board, so I decided to make it, with my own little twist to it, and I thought it turned out pretty cute! The desk was given to us from Marks parents and it was pretty old. It was this cherry colored wood with gold knobs...it didn't look like it belonged in our house! So together, Mark and I gave it a face lift. We put new knobs on it and painted it black. I actually like it now...it's always nice when you can use the stuff you already have and make it cute rather than going out and buying new stuff don't ya think!?!

8 comments:

thechristensens said...

I LOVE it! You should come to California and help me decorate my house!!Ü I have so many ideas, but then I never actually do them. I am getting better, though! But I do love it, I think it turned out way cute, and the desk looks awesome! Good job!

brittanyandtravis said...

It looks fantastic! I love the bulletin board and the desk looks great! I love being able to be crafty and get the same look as something expensive, but for a lot less.

Jeff and Kayci Bitton said...

I remember that desk! It looks great!! And CUTE bulliten board! I am glad you are sharing your projects with us. I miss our girl talk about all the projects we have in mind:) Have a great day! Love ya!

Strong Family said...

So cute.It's always nice to save a little money and do it yourself. How are you? How Ohio? Thanks so much for giving me Katie Wells name. She did such a good job. Hope everythigs going good for you guys.

Katie, Josh, and Oskar said...

i just started requesting that magazine from pottery barn to get decorating tips too. why pay that much for a something cute when you can make it look even cuter yourself?! yours looks great!

you should add me and josh on your blog!

emily said...

Looks great! It doesn't even look like the same desk. What did you use to make your bulletin board? how's Ohio going? I read the blog about Josh missing Mark...it made me teary eyed. That is so hard! Hope all is well for you guys.

Meta said...

I'm at your blog again - checking out your bulletin board - very chic & cute! So glad you moved into the area. Your family is darling! And a perfect family photo with everyone smiling! :)Talk to you soon!
Meta

Nikki said...

love the bulletin board. It is very cute. We really need to have a craft day and you can teach us how to make them! Only if you want to.:) Love your blog it is very cute!