Staying organized and keeping events/ dates all straight is always tricky!
Yes of course, we have Smart Phones to keep our calendars…. yet sometimes we need to hang some important keys, necklace, lanyard, pin up a fast note or save a cool label, ticket or picture! If you are a visual person like me, gosh I need a reminder board as a landing space, to quickly glance at it each day as I run out!
Upcycling made this board redesign almost free!
Here’s How to create your own old schoolCork board Hack!
Select a dramatic latex paint colour!
(Note: You can use a contrasting colour from your walls or your wall paint for a monochromatic look!)
Paint with roller or brush 2 coats of paint, let dry between coats
Clean up edges or frame or repaint frame- depending on material of frame you may have to use a spray paint
I created metallic thumb tacks by spraying a light coat of metallic spray paint to old tacks (picture included)
Select your favourite colour note paper as ‘To Do Notes” Have Fun with your old school cork board and ‘Pin Up’ whatever your smart phone will not hold!
Experience Colour Everyday…. the Sun is Always Shining in My Studio!
You are Invited to join this Colourful Adventure!
Purposefully discovering the pure essence of colour inspirations for design…. decor…. or wherever colour takes you! We discover colour in the world around us each day… it can be subtle or it can be dynamic.
Colour is SUCH a powerful element to create with. We all experience colour uniquely, so be sure to enjoy the world in living colour!
The Power Colour: YELLOW
Yellow is full of energy, vitality and a hit of freshness! A powerful burst of sunshine, a ray of light or a hopeful yellow ribbon tied to a tree!
Wearing yellow is empowering! In a sea of grey or black clothes, which are great background colours, you will not stand out. Each time I wear yellow to an event or meeting, someone invariably comments “I love the freshness yellow brings to your look!”
Yellow is said to stimulate intellect and creativity, filling your mind with positive energy. It is always seen as a happy colour!…remember, Smileys are yellow!
George Harrison wrote the famed Beatles song “Here Comes the Sun” as a relief to the long grey winter, getting outside to finally enjoy some spring sunlight, from the dull winter 1969 England.
What’s the sense of yellow anyway?
Yellow in Nature:Bananas (a source of Vitamin D), canaries, honeybees, daffodils, buttercups, day lilies, lemons, etc.
Scent:Citrus, uplifting, zippy, fresh.
Taste: Straight lemons make your mouth pucker, but lemon tea is refreshing.
Yellow in Design: Welcoming, warmth and cheery atmosphere is created. If someone is unwell, try bringing yellow into their space through flowers or accessories to lift the spirit and reflect light.
Soft yellows (think butter) are stunning on walls in children’s rooms, just be sure to temper the shades, as saturated tones can create excitement making bedtimes a challenge!
Bright pops of canary or sunshine yellow lend themselves well to modern design, whereas more toned ochre, gold or mustard are often seen in traditional or heritage designs.
Yellow is the perfect antidote to a dull day—have yourself a sunshine of a day filled with bright ideas!