I found this cork board that I had when I was a little girl and I literally have moved it from house to house, without ever removing the carefully cut out magazine ads for porcelain dolls that I wanted so badly. Anyway, I removed the cut outs and the memories that came with them and already felt less weighed down by "stuff". YAY... now I am on a roll!
After deciding what I wanted to use the board for and where it would go, I picked out my colors. Yeah, that's right I was getting rid of the ballet shoes, name and pink little girly design. I have to remind myself all the time that I still have my memories, I don't need the unused stuff filling up my house or my life, just to remember that I was a ballerina.
I painted the frame with regular acrylic craft paint, drying super fast because many cork boards have untreated wood frames which just soak up the moisture. Using left over house paint from my sample jars, which I always get before painting any room, I started painting the cork portion. House paints provide much more coverage in porous projects, less coats equals more time with your finished DIY project. Cork absorbs paint so quickly so drying time is cut virtually in half. If you are painting over any previously painted design like I am here, then you may want to paint over the designed area first like you see over the hearts in this picture.
I dug up all the red push pins in my multicolored packages and pinned them into a group, keeping the clean fresh look overall. I love the way that this fresh white paint took my little board from old and worn out to useable and versatile. Most of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that this works with my kitchen!
I have a chalk board wall where I can write my shopping lists and to-do lists but the coupons for that shopping list just get lost or start piling up in little piles all over the house. These coupons go unused and expire all the time while cluttering up my house, they need a home BAD!
I hope this inspired you to look at some of your old items, maybe something taking up room in your life that isn't being used in it's current state. Pick something that makes your life easier today, something that can help you be that Pulled Together woman (or man) with that perfectly Pulled Together life... or at least help you on your way to living that life!