Brought it home....hmmm what to make.....
Yes, there was a broken window....I used that to my advantage. My brother, Doug, has a metal shear. He cut me a piece of metal to fit the broken window----perfect to hold my magnets! This baby was going in my craft room. I had 8 FEET of free wall space after I did a little rearranging (my favorite thing to do).
I painted one of the glass windows with chalkboard paint.
I stuck some cork tiles (25 cents at a garage sale) to a piece of cardboard with spray adhesive. Then covered them with red burlap. I just may have a fetish about red....make sure you notice the red wood ceiling in my craft room :)
I mounted the corkboard to the window with hot glue after I got her up on the wall. See the red arrow in the top left corner....I didn't want to take any of the old bolts out of the door. This created a little problem.....they were gonna scratch the wall! I fixed it with wood and lipstick----I'll explain in my next post how I did that.
Here she is. First "window" is the metal sheet, painted black. Second is the corkboard. Third is the chalkboard. Lastly, plain glass.....I had a cute plan for that.
We marked the studs on the wall and because the chalkline is so faint I marked it for you with red arrows. It was very important to get that baby anchored in studs, cuz she WAS HEAVY!
Here she is screwed up to the wall! I knew I wanted a shelf too, but wasn't quite sure how or where to put it. This is my way of practicing :) Then my hubby had the awesome idea of mounting the shelf to the top of the garage door and suspending it with chains to the ceiling.... a HUGE success! See the red metal flower laying there....she was pink (my daughter lovingly painted her red for me) and only a $1.00 (I love garage sales.)
Here she is....my garage door inpiration board!! Isn't she just darn cute? Chalkboard, eraser holder in the middle....above the rusty old hinge---had to save that!
My ironing board hides in the left corner right beside the iron and starch sitting on a cute shelf. AND yes, I am spoiled....that is a flat screen tv hanging up there. I can craft AND watch HGTV! Doesn't that tin flower look cute hanging there?
AND the TO BE finished project.....hooking up the sink!
for the curious..... I. know. you. saw. the window reflected in the door glass, I was watching you...
SOOO here is a sneak peak at the window of the craft room...the shower curtain, turned window valence that inspired the craft room colors---from a garage sale---did I mention I like those? I like the word JOY too...it's everywhere!
The sign says "Don't postpone Joy."
Yep, there is another unfinished project (you just might see a few of those in our house---that's what happens when you buy a house that isn't finished---it takes a LONG time, a LONG time)....see the window jamb, yeah, right there....no nailholes filled, primed or painted. Wanna help? Did I mention that ALL the trim in there needs that (there might even be a couple pieces to put up yet, just maybe).....NOW, do ya wanna help?
Here it is again....someone else's junk turned treasure ;)
Always try to think outside the box! I'm still thinking of a plan for the other three garage door panels.....I'm open to ideas. Anyone have any?
Hugs from Iowa,