Conquering the Cubicle — Sneak Peek!

OK, so I didn’t get everything done that I hoped to this past week. But, I am making progress!
Here’s a sneak peek at one project that you’ll soon see hanging in my work space.
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Here’s what you need to customize your own magnetic message board.
1 magnetic dry erase board (I paid $9.99 for this one at Target)
Spray paint
Painters Tape

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I printed out a free chevron template that I found here.
Then I just cut it out and taped it to my dry erase board.
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Now the hard part is done!
Just spray paint,
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wait for the paint to dry, and remove your tape!
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Enjoy!!
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I have SO MUCH MORE PLANNED!
I can’t wait to show it all to you!

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My Thumb is Getting a Little Greener

I’ve been feeling blah lately. Winter seemed to drag on FOREVER … and now that spring is here, I can’t seem to get out of my funk.

I finally made it to Home Depot the other day to browse the flower selection. But instead of finally picking up some color for the yard, I fell in love with several little succulents.

I brought them home and finally got around to planting them today. I found some great glass containers at Home Goods. Then I poured in some river rock …
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then just added some potting soil.
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It’s as easy as that!
What do you think of the little guys?
Meet “Hobbit”
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“E.T.’s Fingers”
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and “Pork and beans.”
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I’ve never heard of succulents with these names. That intrigued me! I guess I choose my plants like I choose my wine … by the name on the label! 😉

Pillow Talk

I found our sofa and chair on Craigslist. I love them. There is no way I could have afforded them any other way. The couple selling them moved into a new house and didn’t have room for the fantastic pair. Their loss. Our HUGE gain.

There is only one problem with them. I HATE the pillows. I hate the trim. I hate that the trim doesn’t match anything else in our home.
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The problem is that the sofa and oversized chair are so deep that the pillows are a must.

At first I thought about ripping them apart and making new ones, but I couldn’t find a fabric that I liked. And I was being lazy. I didn’t want to deal with the mess. Then I ran across this great pin on Pinterest! Duh! Just make a case for the pillows. When I get tired of them, I’ll just make another cover.

Here’s what I came up with … what do you think? I’m still trying to come up with an idea for the other four pillows I have.
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And then I finally got around to cutting down a cover I picked up at Ikea on a recent trip.

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