I'm sometimes a bit slow catching on to the latest and greatest on the internet. I mean. I really don't understand twitter at all (#I'mlame #whatdoesthisevenmean?).
I love Pinterest. It's like bookmarking except 10,000 times better. If you aren't on Pinterest yet and want an invite, email me! Apparently I can give those out. So. That's cool.
#Here'sthepoint: I have this awesome way of keeping track of cool stuff I find online, but I'm not always online. Sometimes I find awesome stuff in magazines, and then I need a real-life Pinterest, ya know? So, basically, I am telling you that I was inspired by a virtual pinboard to make a real-life pinboard. Baudrillard would totally eat this stuff up (#nerdygraduateschoolreference).
So. Recently I was in Ikea [For some unfathomable reason, there is no Ikea in Vegas, which means I have to stock up every time I am someplace that has one (like anywhere else in the civilized world). #tangentialrant] and I saw the simple, metal, magnetic Spontan boards.
I figured I could totally spruce that sucker up. I took a quarter yard of fabric (a long quarter yard is the perfect amount for this) and some matte mod podge and went to town.
Start by painting some mod podge onto the top of the board. Stretch and put the fabric to keep it smooth and bubble-free.
When the top is nice and smooth, wrap the fabric over the sides and stick down with mod podge.
Make yourself some nice pretty corners.
Trim off the excess fabric.
Then cover the whole thing in one or two coats of mod podge. When she's all dry, stick her up on your wall, and enjoy!
The magnet canisters were purchased at Ikea as well. They hold rubber bands, paper clips, buttons, and things nicely.
We also bought a three dollar bygel rail and a few hooks to hold up cups and baskets for assorted office/crafty stuff. That metal bin originally came with a flower arrangement.