So, here it is – the Message Center you have heard so much about. I bought this at Savers for $10 and I have had so much fun “Cute”ing it up! I will add a close-up and how-to on the bunting later ! Now you have something to look forward too. 🙂 Almost more exciting than Christmas – jk. The bottom part was pretty hammered so I bought a chalkboard piece of vinyl and cut it to size and put it on. The piece of vinyl was 12″ by 18” and had adhesive on the back. I picked it up at Pebbles in my pocket. The quote was seen on Facebook and I liked it. I do Commit to living up to the Spirit within me! I hope you will commit to doing so too! When we all live up to the Spirit within US we give others permission to live up to the Spirit within them, Couldn’t the world benefit from us all doing so?!?!!!
One day my children and I were at Savers when I came across this way cool white message center. The top half was padded for push pins to go in and the bottom half was a magnetic chalkboard. For the top half I remembered the daisy embossed paper I had come across and thought I could use that to cover up the top half. It is currently being held on with yellow headed straight pins since the double stick tape I used did not quite do the trick. I used all Doodlebug products to “Cute” this part up and to express the delight I find in Daisies!! The big flower in the upper corner is a Doodlepop I found that matched perfectly. I used brads, buttons, icons, and fancy frills to add to it. I also used yellow chalk to color on some of the embossed daisies and draw attention to them. I am so pleased with how it turned out and this is one Beautiful thing that totally brightens up my life!
Years ago a good friend of mine suggested we try tole painting. The first project we did was a wood candle box – we used mine as a pencil/pen holder. I was thrilled to discover that the first project had daisies simply because they are beautiful and make me happy. I decided after all these years to take a photograph of it and share how I learned new painting skills while making something beautiful for my home!