Friday, October 28, 2011

Not just pretty, but practical

I love seeing what other people can create with discarded items. I found this dresser mirror on CL for $20 and knew it was perfect for replicating what I had seen here. {I browse CL daily!}

I removed the mirror and gave the frame two coats of black paint {left over from this project}. Originally I was going to use ceiling tiles {I had access to some for FREE} as the "corkboard", but after some thought it seemed easier to just use foam board. The foam board was pricey {$10}, but because it was the same thickness as the mirror I removed, it was the perfect choice.

Once I cut it to size {use the mirror to trace the size onto the foam board then score with a utility knife...score both sides and then snap it apart} I covered it with linen fabric and stapled in place.

It was a perfect fit...

I replaced the original cardboard backing and stapled it into place.

I took my office space from drab...

to fab!

I was so happy to mark this project off my list.

The linen tote on the desk is my "mobile command center" that I love...idea found here. And I hang all the baby announcements and party invites we receive on my magnet board. A remnant of the HUGE magnet board we made for the playroom. Loving this space now.

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