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French Bulletin Board

French Bulletin Board

So I have been meaning to make one of these things for ages. I bought an old French bulletin board for $5 at Salvation Army and had been super slow to get this project together.

When I bought the base, it looked like this:

And then I covered it with this great black/white fabric that I got at Joann’s (30% off). I added ribbons:

And then you can put lovely photos and cards into the bulletin board. I love French bulletin boards because they allow me to display a bunch of various things, but help to keep my space from looking too cluttered, or resembling a teenager’s room with every photo just stuck on the wall without frames or anything. Also, I like that it acts like a big piece of artwork for a bunch of little stuff. And then you add the word “French” in front of it, so it’s got to be fancy, right? Like French doors (wow, those doors are huge!), or French toast (toast covered in eggs and fried up in a pan served with syrup: yes, please!), or French fries (OK, I went too far with this French thing and am not certain how to get back…)… I haven’t slept much lately.

Soon, I hope, I will get this bad boy hung up. I would do it right now, but it’s 10:31 pm on a week night and I am pretty sure my neighbors already think I am nutso because who uses power tools in student housing?

Au Revoir,


Wall of Frames

Wall of Frames

Sorry for the posting hiatus (she said to nobody in particular). Things have been very busy at grad school. Who knew?

Anyway, I have a bunch of projects that are about 90% complete, and I kept saying to myself that I would post them when they were finished. But, as my mom loves to tell me: the first 90% of the project takes 90% of the time and the last 10% of a project takes the next 90% of the time. So that’s where I’m at. (And here is where my dad would tell me to never end a sentence with a preposition. Hehe.)

So I figured I would post something that is 90% complete. My old roommate (Jamie, of dog-cake fame) will cringe that I have hung more picture frames without pictures in them, and will also remind me that for over 6 months last year I swore I would find pictures to put in frames that I had hung, but never really did. So Jamie, now is the time to look away.

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