Friday, July 30, 2010

Iron Crafter (Day #6, Yup it counts for tomorrow!)

Am I worthy to be called an IRON CRAFTER?  We will soon find out!  Here is my submission for the Iron Crafter competition hosted by Firelies and Jellybeans!

Organizational Corkboard/ Chalkboard

To make this project I started with a 2' 3" fiberboard house cutout that I bought a year ago at Michaels.  I have been waiting for an excuse to make something with it so this challenge was perfect!  I painted it with black chalkboard paint, giving it 4 coats for full coverage.
When the paint was dry I then measured and cut scrapbook paper to the appropriate size to cover the roof.  I then glued the paper and continued to decoupage with Mod Podge.
While the glue was drying I got my roll of corkboard and cut 3 rectangles to make 2 windows and a door.
Once the shapes were cut I painted them red with a sponge brush to match the roof.
I then painted words to spell F-A-M-I-L-Y and repainted some wood stickers that I had to create some silhouettes.  I glued together all of the components and added a knob, a hinge to hold my chalk and some hooks to hold keys.  I now have a very functional orgainzational tool for the kitchen (not to mention pretty decoration!)  So here is the finished project!
Wish me luck in the Iron Crafter Challenge!
I am sharing with
freckled laundry


  1. Super DUper cute idea! I love the little door knob! CUTENESS.

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry SUite

  2. I love that cake in your header - takes me back to the cakes my mom made me as a kid and the ones that I make for mine.

    I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows. Nice blog! Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    Erin Wallace

  3. Very cute idea! Great job!! :)

    thanks for linking up to the Iron Crafter! : )

  4. You made the top 10 in the Iron Crafter!

    Check it out here:

  5. So cute! I'm hosting We're organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join the party. There's a great giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

  6. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  7. So cute! Love how that turned out.

  8. I love the hinge idea and the hooks. THanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday and I hope you come back again in 2 weeks. You're entered for the giveaway too.

  9. This is too cute!
    Thanks for linking up!