Thursday, May 24, 2012

Home Decor with Mary Pat

 Hi Everyone,
Practical Scrapper Mary Pat  here to show you a new way to use an old picture frame and turn it into a fun home decor piece. 

I don't know about you but I have a ton of picture frames that are going unused at my house.  Whenever I see a good sale I always pick up a couple.  Did you know that the glass on the frame makes a perfect dry erase board?  So knowing this I gathered up my Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Messages collection.  This line is perfect to create a fun message board for the family. 

Start with a piece of thin 8x10 piece of chipboard.  Cover and embellish it as you like.  Just be sure to leave a big enough space in the middle so that you can write your messages.  The embellishments need to be flat so that it fits behind the glass.  I added a bit of sewing and cut my title using an old typewriter font on my Silhouette.  

I originally made The Siehl Family Message Board to write our busy schedule for the weekends.  It seems like with 2 boys we are always heading some place.  So my idea was to write and coordinate our schedules so that everyone could see; however, within a couple a weeks the message board took a totally different turn.  I leave the house for work at 5:45 a.m. and this is obviously before the boys wake up.  My 3 year old was having a difficult time not seeing me in the morning.  So I started to write "Good Morning Messages" to the boys.  My oldest son is just learning to read and he would read the message to his little brother.  So now the Siehl Family Message Board is a permanent fixture on our kitchen table.  I get to "talk" to  the boys every morning now and everyone is happy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!

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KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is a wonderful project. I always love being able to use my scrapbook goodies on something that is functional!

Kristie Maynard said...

I love this idea! I'm hoping to do something like this for my great nieces for Christmas. I want to make a 'dry erase' board for each of their rooms with their names on the page behind the glass. Great job!

Cathy said...

Such a great it! Can't wait to make one for my room!

Christa said...

Gorgeous! Great idea and nciely done.I loved your story too.

Karel said...

What a practical way to recycle old frames! Our home in the exchange at brier creek needs a little push in terms of interior decoration. I hope you don't mind if I use your ideas.

deidramarie said...

You just gave me a great idea for a gift. I have a couple of old frames in my mesa arizona apartments.