I’ve missed you all. Things have been crazy but good here at The Burlap Cottage. This was the first Christmas holiday season with my shop on ETSY and what an initiation! I participated in the Black Friday event and went from my highest month of 30 orders to 379! Wow! It was all hands on deck and a few all nighters. The burlap was flying at my house, even my husband was cutting out tree skirts for me so I could focus on sewing, my daughter was making piping and my son was tying jute twine on the free ornament that went with each Black Friday order! That is why you haven’t seen any posts from me since Black Friday, and it took most of January to catch up and regroup. What a learning experience, and I have already implemented some ideas and ways to handle what I hope will be an ever increasing business. Anyway, I’ve missed you all and hope you had a great holiday season.
Thought I would show you a project I did for a long-time friend. I recovered her bulletin board. She had already purchased her bulletin board and had it custom made for her laundry room. It was already gorgeous. When she redecorated her laundry room, she removed the fabric she had in it previously and wanted a monogram done on burlap. So here she is:
Here is a closeup with my crooked angle trying to get my own shadow out of the picture view:
Here is a closeup of my shop card that I include with all of my orders, especially in my ETSY shop, I wrap the item with tissue, ribbon and this card and a bow. Has to look pretty! Here are some examples:
In Michelle’s case, The bulletin board was too big for that, so I glued all of this to a thumbtack and pinned it to her board, so she could have a sweet presentation too : ) But I digress, back to the pinboard. Here is a shot of it in her gorgeous mudroom/ laundry room:
Look at those beautiful olive green cabinets. Aren’t they yummy?
Laundry looks downright fun in this laundry room!
These beautiful one of a kind art pieces worked perfectly in this space. The great thing about them is not only are they beautiful, but they are functional too. They hide the fuse box….genius!
One more look:
Thank you Michelle for the tour of your mudroom/laundry room. It is beautiful, great job!
Here are a few other pin boards I have done for my home:
This wass a gold frame I painted white and distressed it until some of the gold peaked through. I put some foam board in it and used it as a design board to show different combinations of fabrics for a show I was in:
Here is the same board covered with vintage news print and an inspiration photo. I use it in my studio:
Here is a shot of a bulletin board I made a few years ago:
I made some custom pins and put some vintage post cards and my favorite charcoal silk ribbon on it. Forgive photo quality taken with my phone:
Here is is without all the decoration on it:
Here is the same pinboard in my studio now:
One day I am going to make these for my ETSY shop, but until then, I am enjoying these.
Thank you for stopping by! Linking up to: Jennifer Rizzo