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Who doesn’t love a project?

Mimi & Mom are back from their adventure to the beach. They got in last night and are leaving in the morning. Of course, with the short time we have, Mom & I decided we needed to tackle a little project. We couldn’t clear out the room and not tempt two little princesses to break out in dance. I captured it on video and have to share! You might can tell from my voice that I’ve been attacked by a nose, throat and cough crud! I spent the better part of Sunday in the bed and have been fighting a low-grade fever! No fun, but I am feeling better today and for that I am very grateful!

Now to our project… My friend, Jennifer, has a very cute bulletin board in her kitchen with her children’s art work on it. I was so inspired by it that I thought I’d copy her for the playroom! I’ve been searching for a bulletin board to put in a big frame that’s been in my garage for months and months. Well, I finally resorted to the cork squares from Target… until I priced them and realized how many I needed… OUCH! Last week we made a quick run to the AAA Salvage house and low and behold there were 2 enormous… I mean enormous (4 ft x 8 ft) bulletin boards. These are some really nice, executive boards and I was thrilled. One was damaged (slightly) and one was perfect… the total for both was a whopping $40. Mom and I went on a wild goose chase today for some fabric and nail head trim. We were successful in both of our searches. Hancocks had a great sale on outdoor fabric (no fading and heavyweight) and Ed at Houston Seat Cover (who did my chair) sold me 50 feet of nail head trim and 300 tacks for $23! What a bargain! Mimi was a champ and stayed home with the girls while we were on our search for our goods. We arrived home in time to whip up a dinner and get one board behind us before dinner started. After dinner, we tackled board number 2! Justin must have gotten some really good experience last week with Erika, because he was a champion with the nail head trim! Thanks, Justin! Erika, you trained him up right… except, he believes these boards are far too sophisticated for the artwork of a 3 year old and 20 month old! Oh well… here are some pictures of our project!

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  • erika
    April 14, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    precious! absolutely fabulous post… love the dancing (I did teach them everything they know) and I love the boards! Justin, Mom and Mimi are such great helpers… wish we had gotten into some projects while they were here… never enough time.

  • Jennie-Marie
    April 14, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    I could eat them up, that was adorable! and the boards are great too.

  • J
    April 14, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I LOVE the boards! Great job! They look fabulous! Can’t wait to see them on the walls!

  • Beth G.
    April 14, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    What a cute project. I want to do something like that once I find a home will walls big enough!! 🙂 I will keep this project in mind! Love the video….
    Oh and we didn’t get the house with the pool but thanks for the pool advice. It might come in handy in the future.

  • Ashley
    April 15, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Really, that is the most fun project of the month! Thanks for sharing. I may have to do something like that for Mr. Adam to put up his artwork, I mean blog posts at the house. Or we could put up pictures of the war beagles. We could come up with something. I’m archiving this post so I can remember it for one day – would love to see this “playroom” sometime too!

  • Lindsey
    April 15, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Your girls are so precious. Jeremy is going to enjoy watching when he gets home from work!

  • The Nebrigs
    April 15, 2008 at 8:22 am

    love the 2 cute dancers, and fantastic job on the boards!!! great project!

  • the brown's
    April 15, 2008 at 9:53 am

    your little dancers are too cute!!

    …the boards are fabulous too! i made one this past weekend, though it is MUCH smaller and i covered it in burlap. but i will have to hunt for some huge boards bc i like them better…

  • LeslieW.
    April 15, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    That is awesome! It turned out great. I wish I had some time for a project…it’s been a while. I don’t think sewing counts…unless it’s curtains or something.

  • The Allen Clan
    April 16, 2008 at 5:39 am

    you wouldn’t be nesting, would you? ha ha looks great! you are the smallest prego person i know!! you look great!!!

  • KW
    April 16, 2008 at 6:46 am

    your girls are precious! But I seriously don’t think those are Erika’s dance moves… 🙂
    I wish I were as creative and talented with doing things for my house as you and Erika are!

  • brynalexandra
    April 16, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Hi! I’m a complete stranger but I wanted to let you know I love your blog! I found it through your sister’s design blog. I really hope you don’t mind but I added your blog to my favorites. I love all your home renovations and also your family is too cute!

  • Kristen
    April 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    So cute! What a fun idea! I know we’ll be up to our eyeballs in “masterpieces” soon too… now the question is- where are you going to hang them?

    Kristen Hill