National Craft Month Challenge – Week 4

National Craft Month Challenge Week 4 Craft something that will live on your drywall, laft & plaster, brick, stone…whatev. The final project must end up on yo’ wall!

Let me be honest – I’m well aware that I’m super late with getting this post up. Not only did these projects take me forever to finish, I suffer from wallplacementcommitmentphobia: “This is cute…I’ll put it here…..or should I put it here…no, no, no…..over here…what about that wall…ohhh, how about in this room instead…” It really is a problem.

But, alas, I did get most of my items complete and up on the walls!!!

Laundry Room Lettering & Clothes Pin Starburst
My laundry room needs a tooooooon of help…new screen door, new dryer, door frame paint touch-ups and mass crazy amounts of organization. Despite the awesome wall color, Aqueduct by Sherwin Williams (SW 6758) in Valspar Signature, it needs some lovin’.

How about a little wall lettering to get us going in the right direction, oui?

And, yes, I have a laundry line that runs across my laundry room…it’s bomb! I use it all the time.

I was inspired by this pin but felt that white letters would be way more awesomer against my already awesome aqua walls and would match my washer and one day match a new white dryer. One day, a bright, shiny and new white dryer…it’s going to be so nice…

Okay, back to my current laundry room décor! These were easy-peasy to spray paint and hang with Command Strips – just like the letters in my kitchen. Although easy to put up on the wall, it was beee-yatch having to wait for a nonwindy/nonrainy day to paint these babies. I actually sprayed on the last coat of paint during a brief sunny break inbetween storms – A BRIEF BREAK.

I almost spray painted these little numbers during that same break but decided that these sweeties will go up unpainted (gasp!) in my laundry room also (thanks to Trista for reinforcing that idea!).

Adorable aren’t they? I love them (and the original inspiration pin). Not only are they tres cute and tres cheap (maybe $5 total), they were stupid easy to make. Here’s a detailed tutorial: 1) Buy 100 clothe pins and two embroidery hoops. 2) Separate embroidery hoops. 3) Clip clothes pins to embroidery hoops. 4) Hang. Booyah.

No waiting for good weather necessary.

It does help, however, to have ribbon and hooks on hand to hang them though…I’m working on that.

Bedroom Wall Art
Clearly I have a thing for text on my walls and, you know, spray paint…

These were super inexpensive wood frames ($5.00 a pop) from Wal-Mart. Of course, I already had primer and white paint in my spray paint stash.

I printed out this pdf and used brown craft paper from another project for the background.

A $10 project. Word.

But see, wallplacementcommitmentphobia…these totally sat on my dresser for a few of days. Then, I had my dad hold them here and there and over there and on that wall and then stacked instead of next to each other…Blah! This went on for a while before I decided on hanging them in my desk nook in my bedroom.

Let Go…And Let God. I’m working on this too. Clearly, I need to work on organizing my desk space as well. Just sayin’…

Pajama Wall Knobs
HA! I totally stole this idea from my friend Trista!

She came over and made hers at my house for hanging necklaces in her bedroom – hers is white with clear pink antique-ish knobs and very cute. After I unsuccessfully tried to steal it from her while she was in the bathroom during a crafty night at my place, Charlotte and I looked at each other and said, “I’m totally going to make one of those!”

Charlotte went home and made two of them in gray with pewter/bronzeish colored knobs (see them here). I went the way of shiny shiny shiny knobs because, you know, shiny!

My set of knobby cuteness has one job and one job only – to hold my super sexy pjs when I’m not in them!

Love it. I put this up where you can’t really see it when you walk into the room. This is all done to create the illusion of neatness and organization in my room/house/life. Cuz let’s be real, I’m not going to fold my pjs up and put them where ever you’re suppose to put pjs for the next night. This is a good solution for me and my organization needs and limitations. Just keepin’ it real, yo.

Week 4 of March crafty madness…late but in the “books”!!!


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 09:11:30

    Great job with this challenge! My fav is the WASH wall hanging for your laundry room!


    • cheletopia
      Mar 29, 2012 @ 13:37:00

      Thanks! I love those little letters. They totally spice up a room. Everytime I walk thru my laundry room I just smile like the crazy crafter I am! =D


  2. secondsandthirds
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 10:45:31

    Cute!!! They are all so cute!!! 🙂 I love love love smart crafty art!


  3. corey!
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 07:27:05

    totes jealous that you actually have a laundry room!! Michele-craft-elicious!


    • cheletopia
      Mar 29, 2012 @ 13:40:38

      I loved having my laundry on my balcony in my old condo, but this waaaaaaay better. No having to go out on the balcony on windy, cold days to do laundry!


  4. Shateen
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 10:13:52

    oooh very cool! thought i would invite you to participate in a couple linky’s i am hosting that involve Pinterest Projects! I host Pick A Pin! Mondays and Made it Hap-Pin Fridays! it is a really fun way to share what you are working on from your Pinterest boards and then sharing your finished project! i have had a couple people join in the fun!


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