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!