When E is away, Jessica will play… with crafty things. E’s been working alot lately- he gets off from his regular job and then goes straight to his 2nd job where is learning to do commercial real estate appraisal. Many nights he doesn’t come home until dinner time and we only get a few hours together before heading to bed. This weekend he worked Saturday AND Sunday so I was left to my own devices. I decided to take a little break from work and give myself an actual weekend so I finished up some crafty projects I started a few weeks ago.
Why do my iphone pics always show up sideways in my blog posts? I dunno… But here’s the Uppercase Living piece I did on canvas- this was not easy I fought with that stupid decal for like 2 hours. It did NOT want to stick to that canvas, even though I primed it! It turned out a little wonky but I don’t think anyone else would really notice…
Another Uppercase Living piece- I got that piece of wood at Lowe’s for like $8… it is supposed to be a shelf… LOL
Here’s the really crafty part- I decided I wanted to make a magnet board for my desk so I could put stuff up on the wall. Well I had bought this piece of sheet metal at Lowe’s… it was like $18… kinda pricey. But it only came in this 24″ x 24″ size… I had no way to cut it so I had no idea how I was going to finish this project. It had been sitting in the trunk of my car for like 2 weeks….
Then yesterday I was out perusing my bargain shops (I heart TJMaxx, Ross, Marshalls, ETC) and came across this frame in the clearance section. Originally $60… marked down because it used to have artwork in the middle but the glass and art were gone. The best part- it is exactly 24″ x 24″- I never thought I’d be able to find anything that size!! And the even BESTER part… it was only $7 !!!!
Totally perfect! I removed the backing of the frame. Put duck tape around the edges of the sheet metal so that the edges wouldn’t damage the fabric I bought. I got this cut baroquey fabric at walmart for $4.44 for the yard. I wrapped it around the metal stretched and taped it to the back, then put it in the frame and used my trusty staple gun to re-fasten the back and voila!
Totally sideways… but totally cute magnet board, no?
Even the bow is a magnet. Cute right? Total for this project is $18 + 7 + 5ish= around $30. Not too bad for somethin’ so precious!
I also snagged these glass frame coasters for $5 at TJMaxx! I’ve been leaving a ring on my nightstand from my glass of water at night so I justified this one. I put our monogram in the middle. You like?
When E got home last night he was totally blown away by all the random projects I did this weekend. I like impressing him with my mad crafty skillz. What do you do when your hubby is away?