Thursday, July 3, 2008

A Makeover Story



Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere!. I've seen so many beautiful inspiration boards, in blogs and in magazines. I wanted one of my own, so the other day, I went over to my trusty Target store and bought one. The only problem...it was black!. I do love black, but I don't want black in my happy-go-lucky craftroom!. So I decided a little paint here and there never hurt anything or anyone!, or has it?


The black beast:







I sanded it well, painted two coats of primer on:






A couple of coats of pink acrylic paint:


The pink beauty:






But that wasn't enough for my board, I had to pretty it up some more. I found a wooden applique, and a few wooden knobs:










Selected a few colors that would complement the pink ,and here they are:










A few dabs of glue here and there:






I added a few items to it so you can see the final result!


The gilded lily:






I'll be adding other items to it, I'm inspired by so many things and so many people!


INSPIRE ME!


"Look for a lovely thing and you will find it."-Sarah Teasdale





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Since tomorrow is Independence Day, I just want to wish you all a

Happy 4th of July!

Smiley Fireworks


Take care and have fun!

Hugs,

Rosa


18 comments:

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey! Rosa you are a amazing crafter and blogger! When you set your mind to something you come out with it exactly like you want! I envie you for that! I love the inspiration board! I see some of my stuff I made ya on there... hehe I feel like a lucky gal! I love the knobs they are whimsical! so dreamy! Now I know who to get to make me a board next time! hehe Big hugs!

have a great 4th of july!

toodles-
Sarah

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Rosa.. that is awesome.. simple and yet sweet.. i love all the colours your used.. very whimsical.. about time I change my board.. you inspire me.. happy 4th of july!.. happy holidays.. take care! you should blog more you know.. hehehehe..

hugs & kisses
Fitty

María Elena said...

Hola Rosa, hermosa transformación de la pizarra, muy bonita inspiración!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

All the way through your post I kept saying WOW! I must say that is the most beautiful inspiration board I have EVER seen. I am so jealous! You did a wonderful job. Happy July 4th! Twyla

Linda said...

Hi Rosa,
Love the inspiration board makeover, that's something that is on my to do list too, as soon as I first build the wall to put it on. Happy 4th of July to you all.
Cheers Linda

Pieceful Bits said...

Your inspiration board is an INspiration!!!
Julie

Jerusalem said...

Oh my gosh that board is so dang cute! You go girl! And I loved seeing my Paris cone dangling - too lovely!
Hope you had a great 4th!

Michelle said...

Oh, wow! What a fun project! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the monster giveaway, too! Happy day!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Rosaaaaaa.. hehehehe I've to come back here again.. your board is so lovely that I have to redo mine.. hehehehe.. I did it over the weekend and shall snap the pictures for you.. its not as beautiful as yours.. but still it is a start.. hehehehe btw I have nominate you for an award. Do come & visit my blog to see what the award is.. hehehehe have a nice day my dearest friend..

Hugs a lot..
Fitty

Miss Sandy said...

Rosa,
I love your inspiration board! The colors are fantastic!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Rosa, love your inspiration board. Love the colors you used. Please come on over and sign up for my birthday give away.

Irma :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Rosa! That is so cute!! Did you just glue the balls on? I want to go take mine down and start over now. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Sandy said...

Rosa,
I left you a little treat in my blog post today!

jillian said...

WOW! Too beautiful!! That turned out great!
XOXO
Jillian

She'sSewPretty said...

I just nominated you for an award on my blog. Go see!

Sadie Lou said...

Oh my goodness gracious!! I adore your inspiration board!
I need some knobs of my own so I hang goodies from it like you have! See that? You inspired me with your inspiration board!
~Sadie Lou

LisaLaughs said...

This board is gorgeous!!! What a lovely piece to look at everyday and to post all your pretties on!! It's so nice to see that you made something for yourself!! :o) Thanks for the awesome inspiration and incredible quote!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Andrea Singarella said...

this is soooo cute Rosa! I love the transformation and how creative you are! It's beautiful!
xo andrea