Pegboard Art – The Home Depot Gift Challenge

April 15, 2015

It’s not only the 15th of the month, but its also my first ever Home Depot Gift Challenge! If you haven’t yet had the pleasure… each month, a fantastic group of bloggers, whip down to their local Home Depot, and using the exact same product, create their own DIY projects with their own unique spin!

None of us know what the other is busy creating, until reveal day, so it’s just as much fun for us to pop over to each others blogs, and check out exactly what we’ve all got goin’ on!

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

**This “Pegboard Art – The Home Depot Gift Challenge” is in no way sponsored by Home Depot (We’re just a bunch of crazy-in-love DIYers, with a huge teenage crush on HD).**

This month, the item was chosen by Shannon, over at Churchill DIY Mill, and she chose Pegboard, to be gifted to any family member.  Once I had my hands on my piece of Pegboard, I knew my main goal was to pretty it up a bit… okay, a lot. It’s pegboard.

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

Here’s how it all started out. Of course it began with a plain sheet of pegboard. I knew I wanted to make something to display. But I wasn’t sure what. After staring at those fantastic drilled pegboard holes, finally, I had it! It seemed like I could use it as a grid for something fun and geometric!

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

I just needed a few more supplies:

-Yarn (in a few colours)
-Needle with a large eye
-Spray glue
-Fabric
-Gluegun

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

All I did to prepare my pegboard was, give it a light dusting of spray glue, and drop it flat, down onto my piece of fabric, cut to size. The spray glue keeps the fabric from sagging or shifting. Next, I used hot glue to fold the edges over the pegboard and hold it in place.

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

Then, the fun part. Use your imagination and develop a pattern with the yarn and needle, stitching over and under your pegboard. Use the drilled holes to your advantage, counting holes right and left, top to bottom, to keep the pattern aligned, and symmetrical.

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

Keep going…

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

Until you have something you’re happy with.

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

My little creation is being gifted to the family cabin, my husband’s wonderful suggestion, where I think it will fit right in with all that rustic charm.

Home Depot Challenge - Pegboard

Have you experimented with pegboard? Click the thumbnails below to check out ALL of the amazing pegboard projects, this month…

And, You can get caught up with ALL of our past monthly projects by following along on our Pinterest page!

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The Nursery Details

April 9, 2015

So I revealed my happy little “woodland creatures, modern nursery“, this week! Did you see it? We’ve been enjoying it around here, but there were a few of the nursery details, that I couldn’t get to the first time around… like this light. It started out as a dreaded “boob” light. Urgh. Then, got a little upgrade with this drum shade. That, was pretty good…

Modern gender-neutral nursery with black, white, and pops of color.

But, then, once I started working on the nursery and noticed I was going in the high-contrast direction, with hits of black… I thought… that chrome finish, just won’t do. So another update it is!

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Nursery Reveal and Giveaway

April 7, 2015

This post contains affiliate links that help support my DIY habit, and blog. This means, should you make a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you — my lovely readers. 

I’m so excited you’re here today! Not only is it “big reveal” day, but it’s also GIVEAWAY day! (You can enter for your chance to WIN some pretty cool prizes, at the bottom of this post). *Update* – this giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

If you’ve been following along with me, you might recognize all this bluey goodness, as the new, soon-to-be nursery. We’ve been in this home for about 2 years now, and this room was pretty much untouched, stuffed with furniture, and a bit… Smurfy…

DIY - Nursery Reveal and Giveaway with FREE Printable, vinyl wall decals, and custom wool felted garland.

Yep, not a lot to share. It was a glorified storage room… until now!

Fresh, clean, and modern DIY nursery, with black vinyl decals and pops of yellow and red.

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Reclaimed Wood Wall

April 1, 2015

Look at this face… it’s a happy face. Recently, we had the opportunity to save some vintage barn board. We learned this crumbling old farm house was going to be burned down, it obviously wasn’t safe anymore, and really couldn’t be used for much. So, we sprang into action, crowbars in hand, so we could save those lovely, chippy boards.

DIY - Rebuilding a barn board wall with vintage farm house boards.

But what’s the plan for all those boards, you might be asking? Well, this might sound crazy but… we wanted to rebuild that old barn board wall in a new location. And, here she is…

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Painted Closet Doors

March 31, 2015

Ok. Here we go again. If you didn’t know me you’d think I have something against closets! I don’t, I swear… they do great things like, have doors, and… hold stuff.

But, this one? Urgh. Another antique, brushed, gold… thing. And — I truly LIKE the whole gold movement… but, this isn’t, that. Old-fashioned, brassy and 80s — like a bad, Solid Gold Dancer memory. Did I just date myself? Hey man, I watched that show when I was 4, during the Arsenio years.

Onward!

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

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Spring Green Giveaway!

March 28, 2015

Today, is a special day. I’m honoured to be a part of a massive giveaway headed up by Emily, at Table + Hearth. If you haven’t discovered her little piece of the internet yet, be sure to pop over and check out all of her amazing projects, DIY, and recipes.  And, what’s the occasion? Well, it’s her big one-year anniversary of sharing her blog with the world.

I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this, and share this amazing opportunity with you…

Enter to win a $300 Pottery Barn gift card just in time for spring!

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Industrial Pipe DIYs

March 22, 2015

I’ve been known to peruse the plumbing aisle, now and again. It’s full of inspiration. How about you? Well, if you’re not sure what us DIYers are doing there, then you need to check out these “Industrial Pipe DIYs” and it’ll shed new light on this staple of creative minds everywhere…

Industrial Pipe DIYs

Did you catch my Copper Shoe Rack in the mix? Even the hubs has gotten in on the action with his Industrial Shelving project. But wait there’s more, check out all these fabulous projects on Hometalk, or right here:

Pantry Shelving / Pot Rack / Curtain Rods
Cubby Side Table / Raised Pet Dishes / Custom Hardware
Copper Clock / Industrial Shelving / Light Fixture
Floating Shoe Rack / Locker System / Bar Cart
Magazine Rack / Wall-mounted Shelves / Coat Rack
/ Candle Holder /

So? What are you going to try to build, the next time you visit the plumbing aisle?

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Clothesline Photo Display

March 19, 2015

diy clothesline photo display

I finally got around to a project I’ve been meaning to do for quite a long time. It all started when I found a couple packs of adorable, washi-tape inspired, clothes-pins in a dollar bin. I had the immediate idea for a little… clothes pin & twine photo display thingy. I don’t know what to call it, (Clothesline Photo Display, is as good as it’s gonna get) if you know what this thing is, let me know — in the meantime, here is how I made it:

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