Yes, they are empty. One whole year later. The other problem lies in my inability to make decisions (and spend money). Don't hate me for the latter. It's a curse. Seriously. I spent at least 15 minutes standing in the aisle at Wal-mart today, debating on whether I should spend my last $15 cash on a project OR save it for that elusive something better. The only reason I finally moved was because I started wondering if someone had noticed that I had been standing there for.ev.er. I left without my project supplies.
My hope is that by posting this, just maybe I might be inspired to actually do it...you know...just to say that I actually followed through with my plan. (and hopefully maybe it turns out the way it looks in my head). So here it is.
Oh yeah. The third and most important problem is that ...well...the few projects I have attempted...suck. Period. Oh well.
The blog that I drool over the most is Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick. She made these fabulous wall panels for CHEAP - inspired by similar Ballard design panels which are NOT CHEAP.
(Ballard Design panels)
(Sarah's awesome rendition)
You can find her tutorial HERE! .
So the brain-child project is to create a fancy bulletin board in this style. The plan is to use four squares of cork-board which I stared at in Wal-mart today ($10). Two squares I will cover in a colorful material, yet to be found. I'm leaning toward a classy pattern in...eggplant? Brick red? Both? The other two I would like to try and DRAW on. EEEEEKKKKK. Just the word DRAW.. kinda makes me skeeeeerd.
My inspiration for that part came from Maryann @ Domestically Speaking who was also inspired by Ballard Design. She turned an old bulletin board into a classy piece of art by drawing a damask design on it! So pretty!
(Classy Ballard Design board)
(Maryann's beautiful outcome)
You can find Maryann's tutorial for this project HERE!
So that's my plan. Two cloth covered blocks and two with a chinese'ish bird and branch motif on them. Done and done! Wish me luck!