Thursday, June 9, 2011


once upon a time, the hubster and I were terrible at keeping track of each other's schedules and remembering family things, birthday, work schedules, etc.

So I decided to make us a calendar. Cause while I could have easily gone to the dollar store and picked up a sweet horse wall calendar, it just wouldn't have looked right in our kitchen. 
So I make us one instead.
For $.50. FIFTY CENTS.
yup, awesome. I know.

First, I found a corkboard at Goodwill {my bff} for $.99. BUT lucky for me, all black tags are 50% off this week. Hellllllloo $.50!

So I started by peeling the white plastic trim off the board...I forgot to take a picture before. But you get the idea.

And then I peeled the magnetic strips off the back.

Next up, I chose my fabric to cover it. Because a plain corkboard is just, well, plain. A few months ago I found this AMAZING Waverly fabric sample on sale for $2!!! And I snatched it up knowing I'd have the perfect project for it eventually!

I had to iron out the creases...

So I lined my corkboard up with the fabric to cover the front. And then was interrupted by this cutie...

But wherever he goes, she follows...

I sprayed the front of the board with Craftbond {which I'm OBSESSED with right now.

Then I hot glued the edges to the back of the board, but forgot to take pics! :) Forgive?
Next, I knew I needed to spice it up, so I make some fabric rosettes out of some linen fabric I bought awhile ago for a baby shower gift I'm working on. I cut different sized strips to make three different flowers.

After I attached the flowers with no-sew glue, I printed off some calendars from the internet and pinned 'em on.

Finally, I hung it up! I used hot glue {a little secret I picked up as and RA in college} to hang it up cutely over my saaaweet Ikea rack in the kitchen. 
{I know its kind of crooked. The hubs let me know as soon as he got home from work :D}

yay! I already feel more organized and on top of life!
And I feel pretty guilt free about this project, since I had everything but the corkboard on hand. Even still, this project is super cheap if you don't have everything already.

Happy thursday! :D

Somewhat Simple 


The Whity Wife said...

freakin' awesome!

Katherine Oliver said...

This is SERIOUSLY cute, and I love where you placed it - your new Ikea stuff looks great. I have those things on my Ikea list (yes, I make one of the online lists and add and take away slowly - I make a trip or two over there a year). And I hear ya sister, on Goodwill being your BFF! I'm there so often the employees are getting to know me!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Much better than the notebook paper calendar I just threw together haphazardly.. Maybe I will try making one this weekend! :)

Sam W. said...

super cute!! the fabric looks awesome :)

Emily said...

You did such a great job! I love it!

So, let me get this hot glued it to the wall??? How does that work and not damage the wall?

I love that he told you it was crooked..I would have done the same. I'm OCD with that stuff! haha

kylee said...

loook so good miss crafty!

Nicole Marie said...

so cute!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I have been wanting to do a project like this for a while. Thanks for the inspiration and the tips!

P.S. I was an RA in college too! Fun!

Megan and Justin said...

this is awesome! just found your blog, following now!

Megan said...

This looks amazing! I love how crafty you are!

Christina said...

You did a great job with this...and I featured it on my blog today :)

Come check it out:

Denise said...

that looks lovely!! and those two dogs are too cute. :) x