I’m having one of those “work from dawn till midnight” kinda weeks.
You see, despite my screw up with the deadlines Unique LA let my apply late and I got and and the show is this weekend.
It’s gonna be great! I’m pretty excited and a bit nervous. This will be the first time, I have a whole booth to myself. I’ve been working on new set up (pictures to come…. spoilers – I used the color green! Shocking I know!), building display, making tons of coasters and, well, everything else – letters, home signs, subway art, candle blocks etc etc.
In the meantime – the paint chip calendar I made for my workroom makeover seems to be popular on Pinterest and I’ve had a couple of people ask me how I made it so I thought I’d do a quickie tutorial.
By “quickie” I mean that I really don’t have any pictures to illustrate much so bear with me.
- Poster frame ($2 from Good Will)
- Sand Paper – fine grit
- Spray Paint (optional)
- Spray adhesive
- Paint chips
- Glue dots
- Spray Paint
1) After a light sanding I painted the frame with a gloss white spray paint.
2) My frame was empty when I bought it so I cut a piece of foam core to use for the backing.
3) I sprayed the adhesive on the foam core and then placed my fabric over it smoothing out the wrinkles. I then flipped it over and folded the extra fabric on the back and taped it in place.
4) I needed a big calendar and I found that Home Depot’s Behr line has the largest paint chips around. They were a little too large actually. After doing the math I trimmed them down to 3” wide and 5.75” tall. I also used my little round-over corner trimmer on the top left corner.
5) As you may have gathered this was a bit of “grab what’s around” project and I had some of those glue dots so I used them to stick the paint chips to the fabric. To be honest this met with mixed results. A few of the paint chips just would NOT stay stuck. I have no idea why – the rest of them seemed to be with the program, but just a few kept falling off. I eventually (and somewhat crankily) just used a dab of Elmers glue to hold them in place.
6) I just used a piece of card stock and Microsoft Word to print out the days of the week to run along the top (same with the Notes section at the bottom – just a piece of cardstock cut to fit)
And if you’re an LA kinda person please do come to the Unique Show this weekend!