I am so excited about this project! I saw the gilt frame card holder at Pottery Barn and knew I just had to have something like it! It is so great to display the Christmas cards, birthday cards and pictures that always seem to clutter our counter. I loved the look of these chairs from Shanty 2 Chic and wanted to incorporate the numbers and stripes.
I love that I can leave them plain or add pictures. "Functional" is my game plan for 2011!
I bought a 10'x11"x1" board from Home Depot and used my hubby's miter saw to cut the wood into 3 - 36" boards (more like he cut the wood and I assisted... aka took a pic with the power tool).
I spray painted the boards with Rustoleum Heirloom White.
Next I used the Dremel to grind the edges. I've learned this is much faster than sanding!
Next I grabbed my fabulous fabric I got from the Et Cetera shop for about 10 cents!
I traced my numbers onto Steam a Seam fusible web. Tip: You have to trace the numbers on backwards in order for them to fuse correctly.
I stuck one side of the fusible web to the fabric and cut out the numbers from the pattern I'd drawn.
I peeled the other side of the fusible web off and stuck the numbers to my board.
I ironed the numbers onto the boards, hot glued the ribbon and twine, and added a tooth hanger from my picture hanging kit.
Love them already!
I painted some clothespins and hung our pictures... which will lead me to another project. Getting some updated pictures printed! But for now, we'll display a few of our wedding pics.