Friday, May 14, 2010

Playroom Projects

It was so nice to have a relaxing Friday. I cleaned, crafted, and cooked a nice dinner. Matt & I took Eve to Starbucks since we finally had some nice weather. Usually we're heading back home so Matt can umpire, but because of Preakness tomorrow, he is only working on Sunday. I'm excited for my first time at Preakness -horse races, getting to see my friends, and Zac Brown band & O.A.R. in concert! I even bought a floppy hat for the occasion :) Today I did a lot of crafting, mainly in Eve's playroom. Here are my accomplishments:

I found a plain chalkboard at a yard sale for $1 and fixed it up. I painted the borders white, and hot glued burlap on the cork portion. I added flowers to the flat tacks. Unfortunately there was no chalk at CVS, but I'm going to write "Eve's Playroom" or a cute message on the chalkboard part. I plan to attach pictures and little designs on the cork, as I've started to do here:

This next project was inspired by Jen from Tatertots and Jello. She is so talented and has some amazing projects! Her version of the burlap wall frame and tutorial are at this link.
And here's my version:

Even though Eve is not crawling yet, I needed somewhere to hide all of my crafts that were in a pile on the floor of Eve's playroom. My parents were nice enough to give my a piece of furniture they weren't usinh, and that's where I put the frames. I also hot glued a ribbon around the basket, just because it needed a little crafty touch.

And lastly, I added a few details on top of the bookshelf. I bought a frame for $3 at Walmart, painted the area around the pictures gold, and added a ribbon. The picture on the left was a Mother's Day present, and has a picture of Eve and I in it, and the vase on the right has dried roses that Matt had given me for my birthday.

All in all, I am very proud of myself :) I'm currently working on another project for our coffee table, and then starting on detailing a mirror for our bedroom. We also finally get to pick up our dresser this week! I am attempting to sell some things at the neighborhood yard sale tomorrow, so I will be getting up extra early! Matts parents are coming in the morning so they can watch Eve while we are at Preakness, so I have a lot more cleaning to do tonight. I will be sure to post lots of pictures from Preakness tomorrow!


  1. I love the chalkboard and at $1 it's a steal! The picture frames are fab too!

  2. LOVE the burlap bulletin board... I am a big burlap lover myself-- too cute

  3. What a fun, fun project! I thought you'd used chalkboard paint... what a great deal you found one!! Love the burlap. Have a fabulous weekend!