A few weeks ago, I received a a little surprise in the mail from my bloggy pal Janette.
She and Ashley are hosting a Pick Your Plum link party with a chance to win a $25 PYP product box!! If you have blogged about a PYP product or completed project, you can link it up the whole month of February!
Anyways, when I first received my free challenge project, I thought,
“Holy Crap, what have I gotten myself into?!?”
Then, I calmed down and focused…
[In case you didn’t know, I’m a night crafter. It is VERY difficult to get good pics at night, so I don’t have a step by step tutorial for you today.]
Here’s what my project morphed into!
I spray painted the metal with black chalkboard paint, spray painted the wood purple, glued one of my mustard resin mums onto the magnet, and mod podged away.
I have some vintage sheet music (circa 1939) that I have been “saving” for the right project. I have a tendency to collect, stash, and then NEVER use my coveted possessions. Not today my friends! (In all honesty, I had to seriously talk myself into cutting up the music for two straight days before I could actually do it. C.R.A.Z.Y, I know, but I’m just keeping it real for ya.)
Vintage just isn’t complete to me without a little cotton lace. Oui?
Ok, ok, I just really like the look of it.
Do you blame me?
This little “Menu” sign is one of The Graphics Fairy’s bazillion FREE clipart images. If you have never checked her out, NOW is the time to do so! I printed it out on tagboard and inked the edges to give it the look I was going for.
The menu board in action, with a clothespin to keep the dessert recipe handy.
Originally, the title of the sheet music drew me in… “Do as Thou wilst with me, O Lord!” I use the mum magnet to attach the “Menu” sign when I need a menu board or take it off when I need an inspiration board. The kids actually stopped to read it and smiled.
Bonus mom points!!
I’m Linking Up With A Few Of These Girls Too!