This week 2 of my oldest friends came into town (oldest in length of time I’ve known them of course, not age ). My friends Melissa and Kelly, who I went to high school with, have both moved away and it’s always like a mini-vacation when they come home to visit!
While at dinner one night we had one of those moments where we were all thinking the same thing. Melissa and I had previously been talking about a project we were wanting to try to decorate our walls with. While sitting at Applebees for dinner (our old high school hot spot) Kelly pulled a magazine article out and asked us what we thought of this project she wanted to try. The article was of the exact same project Melissa and I had both seen! It was totally bizarre and awesome. 3 friends, living in 3 different states wanting to do the same DIY Project! Melissa and I saw the idea on a blog we frequent and Kelly found the same design in a magazine. This is the project …
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The difference in this design and what we are doing makes it Easy, Affordable, and Fun for anyone.
Here are a the differences:
-We are using decorative scrapbook paper instead of painting (which is a must unless you want to see stick figures and clouds decorating my panels) (less than $3 at Hobby Lobby)
-We got Lowe’s to cut 9, 1′ x 1′, MDB (MediumDensityBoard) pieces for us (free of charge)
-Instead of wood trim, we painted the edges a wood brown color (free if you have craft paint)
-Use Spray Adhesive to attach the scrapbook paper (less than $3.00)
-We are making them ourselves instead of paying over $89.00 PER PIECE! Yes, you read that correctly, that design costs per piece, not as a set.
Kelly, Lissa, and I started the project yesterday and they are looking so great! It was such a blast standing in the aisles of Hobby Lobby and lying the scrapbook paper out on the floor to make sure the colors/designs meshed, and then going to paint the boards in Melissa’s parents driveway. This has been the most fun I’ve had with a DIY yet (thanks girls!) :)
Be sure to check back this weekend for our own personalized versions of this DIY project!