Friday, October 30, 2009

...just a little notice board...

I am being a little naughty, before I have totally finished the bathroom/dressing room, I have started to make an item or two for my final room.....The last room I have to work on is a sewing/junk/storage room. I would like it to look a bit messy......!!
I have made this little notice board to go above a work table. It is a frame I have had for several years....it was chocolate brown, but I have given it a coat of paint and aged it a little. I used 'tuille' to resemble 'chicken wire' in the back and have added to this some post cards, letters, and an old christmas card etc.....and used some of those amazing little pegs to secure some of the items.

....there is always that touch of France.....a post card of the Eiffel Tower!

29 comments:

rudoo said...

That is so cute! You are so very clever Linda!

Texas Belle said...

Sometimes we just have to go where our creativity leads us and not worry too much about being "naughty," lol! I find allowing myself to stray occasionally just means I'll do a better job when I get back to the task at hand. This little board you've created is just lovely; it truly is amazing what you're able to do with just a few scraps of paper!

KatheeVZ said...

Very cool! Love the idea of using tulle!

Angela Schiavone said...

Simply adorable!

Vane said...

Tres jolie!! :) very beautiful

hugs from Madrid

manon 21 said...

ravissant!!

manon

Norma said...

Tulle = chicken wire - who would have thought! I've been thinking for a while about what to use on a cupboard that needed a wire rather than a solid door - I guess it will take a spray of silver paint ok, perhaps 'washed' with a bit of charcoal to age it. Thanks for sharing your 'diversionary' project :)

Linda Carswell said...

Pleasure Norma....just take note that there are 2 sizes in this fabric, the one I used for this project is the smaller of the two. If you like to take a wonder back through my blog, you will also see where I have used it on the doors of the corner cupboard in the entrance hall.

Debbie said...

Looks lovely Linda. Really clever idea..x

synnøve said...

Très jolie, Linda :-D
Synnøve

Evelien said...

It looks lovely! I also like doing different things at the same time. Nice to feel naughty sometimes ;)

evelien

Norma said...

Thanks Linda, found the hall corner cupboard, and also the other little one with the organza ribbon on the dooors, I think I need to go to the fabric store this weekend to buy chickenwire :)

Laura said...

I love it!! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

Claudia said...

It looks so pretty! And the idea of using tuille is perfect!

Eva said...

Looks romantic and very beautiful. Well done Linda.

Bleudelavande said...

That's so lovely and cute!!! Have a great weekend

MiniLover said...

Very sweet. I had good luck this past weekend gilding some DR chairs that were an ugly muddy brown color, using a product in a tube called Rub-n-Buff. Don't know if you can get it there, but if you can't and would like some, let me know. Comes in gold, antique gold, bronze and silver.
Best, Sophia

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour! The French postcard was a charming touch and I love those little pegs. Incredible work.

Liberty Biberty said...

'Just a little notice board' lol! It's only the most beautiful notice board ever!!
When I was a littel girl and built my own dollhouse the 'funnest' part was filling up the attic with diused junk!
Mercedes

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Like me, you are definitely a FRANCOPHILE! You love all things French :-) See my blog post about this topic.
Cheers,
Cheryl

Kate said...

What a lovely creation! I was wondering where you were going to use those tiny clothes pegs!

I love the way you put a bit of France into the details of even your small creations.

Your blog is a feast for the eyes.

mini hugs,
Kate in California

Susan said...

Too precious to leave in an attic!

MiniMadWoman said...

OMG, Linda! This is adorable! I've never seen anything like it . . . it's incredible!

Oh, I can't wait to see that last room come together . . . but I'm a little sad too . . . hope you have another project waiting in the wings!

Blessings,
Teresa

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

I love it! The pegs are really wonderful!
Maia

Sabiha Barkey said...

Some years ago I also made a notice board for a sewing room and was all forgotten about it just untill I saw your's! Thank you for reminding. You have made a fantastic board and tuille is perfect using as chicken wire,at this moment I'm working on some cuboards for the kitchen and I'm also using this tuille for the doors,I painted it silver like the real one...idea?

miniacollection said...

Your notice board is great, it's a good idea to use an old frame. I may use your idea, especially that I have a real one in my study/workroom. It would be nice to have a replica of mine in miniature.
I appreciate the old postcard with the Eiffel Tower.
Geneviève

Susana said...

What a "touch" you got, Linda!
Adorable!

maría cecilia said...

Hi, Love this board, so, so pretty, and all the things you put on it, beautiful!!!!!
Cariños
María Cecilia

miniaturist59 said...

LOVE this! You really do have a golden touch, Linda!!