Bonus post today!
I’m attempting to attend my first link up party. Geez, I hope I’m dressed appropriately….are pajamas acceptable for online parties? One never knows…
The lovely folks at Young House Love are hosting their spring edition Pinterest Challenge. Basically it’s a way to get people off their virtual butts and crafting in real life. The theory is you take something you’ve pinned and actually make it.
I went basic for my first try. I’ve had this pinned for quite some time:
I like the simplicity of execution – it doesn’t get any easier than thumb tacks, does it?
Meanwhile, in another area of my apartment, there’s a wall I was slowly filling up with stuff. I had one final gap that I managed to fill with an old cupboard door I found in the bountiful dumpsters out back.
The door has a great wood grain that I happily lived with for a while until this opportunity came up and I figured this would be the perfect chance to try my hand at making a thumb tack sign.
In my enthusiasm to complete this project I skipped a crucial step – outlining the letters. Oops! Instead I laid out the tacks and when I was happy with the look I started flipping them over one by one and pushing them in.
It wasn’t a bad approach as it turns out ’cause in the end it looked pretty much as I intended. Perhaps I coulda gotten the letters a little straighter with an outline but hey, live & learn!
And yes, I do see the holes in the door where the hardware was mounted but I kinda like that. Adds to the character of the piece I think!
Check out the rest of the Pinterest Challenge participants: