My weekend was full of projects. Some were a success and some weren't (yet!!) This project I consider a success.
This is a simple project with big results. I created a shabby-chic display to organize all those little notes and receipts we all have lying around. Also perfect for displaying photos or cards!
I was originally going to use chalk paint on the board, but after seeing a project by Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage, I decided to try white-wash instead.
I found these adorable clothespins in the bin section at Michael's. My first thought was, "I can make these myself." (As always!) But they were only $2 a pack. I couldn't make this many patterns for that price.
I used a long plank of balsa wood for the board. To make the white-wash, I mixed 4-parts paint to 1-part water. Using a sponge brush, I painted it on, let it sit for a couple minutes, then wiped it down with a rag. I repeated this process twice.
After the paint was dry, I laid out the clothespins on the board then marked where each would be glued.
I tried Weldbond glue for the first time and loved it. I wanted the ability to adjust the clothespins after gluing to make sure they were straight so hot glue was out of the question. This glue dries quickly and holds firm.
I applied a small amount of glue to each pin and the board, pressed it in place, then adjusted to make sure it was straight.
Finally, I hot glued a piece of twine to the back as a hanger.
Ready for all the reminder's!!
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