Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Awesome Bulletin Board from Choose to Thrive

I LLLLLOVE Choose to Thrive's blog.  Nike only makes things from what she has on hand and has made a goal to redecorate her house on $0.  My kind of girl!  You totally need to check out her blog!

Here's a great post she did just last week and I begged her to let me repost it over here:

Ballard Designs inspired bulletin board … from a diaper box and an old movie
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I have a problem.  A big, big problem.
I’m an obsessive crafter and DIYer with a very short attention span. That means I have several large bins full of half-finished and non-even-started projects that keep piling up. 
Toss a layoff and a lousy economy into the mix and I decided that now was a great time to stop spending money on anything and everything crafty-DIY-projecty until I used up what I already had on hand.
No money. No shopping.  No problem.
But, I also realized that as long as these projects were tucked away, I’d keep forgetting about them and never finish. 
So what to do?
I saw these in the Ballard Designs catalogue and knew this would be a perfect way to keep visual track of everything.
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The only problem was that I didn’t have an extra magnet or bulletin board on hand that I could recover with fabric.


(FROM DIAPER BOX TO BULLETIN?!!--check below and then link up to her site)


They were package in two layers of cardboard.  Hmmmm.


I didn’t have any large, random sheets of cardboard lying around the house, but I did have plenty of these …
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This project showed me that the ability to fuel my passion to create has nothing to with dollars and everything to do with attitude.
I choose to THRIVE.
Now all I need is a brilliant idea for some cute bulletin board hangers.



25 comments:

Nadine In Nevada said...

This is so cool! I would have never thought to use a diaper box as the base for a bulletin board. What a great idea.

Judy said...

I totally want to make one now! I absolutely love that you used tape from a video cassette for this and it looks awesome :)

PS Did you get a new header...it looks really cute!

Chastina said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Thank you so much for the feature! I really appreciate it! (And I'm with Judy ... LOVE the header - so cute!)

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