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So here is a fast and easy way to make a basic, every day item add a little more color to a room. I have been looking for ways to add various shades of green to my kitchen/dining area. The walls are painted a minty shad of green and it's a little hard to match, or coordinate anything with. (Once again...we are in a rental) I decided to just pull out various shades of green and combine them, for a cleaner look. Here I sound like I am this great decorator that knows just how to do things! Ha!! I also wanted a more attractive way to display the Christmas photos that we received last month. So to add a little more color to our dining area...
Here is the plain cork board style bulletin board that I started with. It's held many treasured photos for me in years past, and always has looked ugly! :)
I cut my fabric about 3/4 extra inches on each side of the cork board. Using a spreading knife from the kitchen, I pushed the fabric under the silver metal edge.
I was fairly happy with the result, though I am now thinking that a solid color fabric may have made it look a little less busy. Oh well... it's better than what is was! I always think bulletin boards are a little tacky, but they're so easy to improve! I'd like to do something with the edge eventually too... any ideas? Oh and by the way, the wall in the last picture really does not look like the shade it really is! Did you send a card this year? Do you see yourself?? ;)
I have also re-formulated my re-decorating plan in my head. I am still looking for frugal ways to improve my home, but it is not a priority. I hope to still make some things myself, find deals at discount stores, and hit up some garage sales and such, but I don't want to get so focused that I end up letting it consume me. It really isn't that important of a thing! I think about all the thoughts I've had of what to do to make my home more beautiful (which is part of our duty as a wife), and then I think of all those across the world who don't have a home to do anything with in the first place! How selfish I am! Think of this verse, when things of this life consume you, or you find yourself wanting more.
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I
will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
Hebrews 13:5, KJV
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