January is always a time for me to take stock, banish anything that has been awaiting attention for so long that the moment has passed and start on things that are new and fresh.
I decided to make a new 'appointment' board for the kitchen where I can put things that would otherwise be at risk of going behind the fridge to join the tea cosy and lost forever. Like my driving licence renenwal.......woops!
I bought the fabric when we were on our road trip in Bangalow. Such a cute relaxed little town, just inland from Byron. I found the best little retro shop on the way out of town towards Lismore which had a fantastic selection of fabrics and hastily asked the shop keeper if he would be up for doing a deal if I picked out a load, which he did. I have six meters of this one. It's stained in places but worth it nevertheless.
The ric-rac, brass coloured buttons, red braid and doily was all from charity shops and stashed in my cupboard awaiting a project and I'm really happy with the way they work together. Such beautiful bright colours. These boards are so easy to make. You just need a sheet of mdf cut to size (the guys in the hardware shop may be able to do this for you) and a staple gun. Once you've selected your fabric iron it and cut approx. 10cms bigger than the board. Place the fabric wrong side up on a large table and then lay a sheet of batting over the top and cut to size of fabric. Place the board on top of this (you can use spray glue to stick it if you want) and wrap the fabric and wadding around the board. Secure using a staple gun. Then embellish to create the look you want.
Anyway, that's what I've been up to. What about you? Hope you're all having fun in your creative spaces. Have a look at more here.