Whew.  I knew I was over my head with this one.  But I figured… if I fail miserably… I’ll just paint over it right?!?!?

 

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I have this spot above my command center which could really use a… something.

 

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So I found this at the thrift store for $1.99 minus 20% military discount so it was a total of $1.60.  Very plain and lonely.  But perfect for the spot.  What to do… what to do… what to do…..

 

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This “friendship bowl” is from Anthropologie and it sits to the left of the lonely spot.

 

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 [image from anthropologie.com]

 

Can I copy?  I’m not that talented.  But I can at least try… right?

 

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Step 1: Gather materials.

 

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Step 2:  Make a Plan.

Hummm… maybe “Make a Plan” should come before “Gather Materials.”  Anyhoo…. I couldn’t fly by the seat of my pants on this one.  I needed a plan in writing.

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My inspiration for directions came here…and proof that you don’t need to recreate the project to recreate the concept.

 

 

Step 3: Spraypaint all white.  I didn’t worry about the middle section as that will be covered with corkboard.

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Step 4:  Make a stencil and transfer it onto contact paper.  The plan was to use scalloped scissors but that didn’t work so I just free cut each flower.

 

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Step 5:  Spraypaint navy blue.  (You’ll see it’s actually navy – this picture was a little overexposed.)

 

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Step 6: Peel off contact paper.  Carefully!

 

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Step 7:  Admire work so far.  Will need a little touch up, but holy smokies it’s actually looking like something beyond the DIY skills of a kindergartner.

 

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Step 8: Dab the yellow paint with a paint brush.

 

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Step 9:  Measure and cut cork board.  I was going to add some fabric to it, but decided it looks great this way.

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Step 10:  Add hanger hook thingy.

 

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Step 11:  Stand back and admire!

 

 

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Wow.  I impressed myself… I had no idea it would turn out this good.  Proof positive that if you consider yourself a DIY Clutz like myself that you have the talent to do these fun DIY’s.  What’s the harm in trying right?  And seriously… if I can kick cancer’s {expletive you know what}… why on earth am I so scared to try the DIY thinking I’m going to fail?????

 

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Love, hugs, and I think I’m officially addicted to DIY!!!!!

 

Holly