I decided that I need a craft storage board for my cottons, ribbons and scissors to get them off my sewing table.
Deciding that I can make it myself, I went off to Lowes Hardware and bought a pre-cut board. I really wanted a green chevron pattern for the base.
I painted the board with a premium white primer (3 coats) and once dried I went about laying the blue painters tape on the board to mark out my pattern. I used my 5 1/2 on square to get the perfect 2 inch alternating stripes. Below is board with all stripes laid down and the first coat of green wall paint.
After 4 coats of green paint (making sure it was dry before each application) the green was done. Leaving it to become touch dry, I then removed the painters tape – this is how it turned out. I was very pleased.
Next steps, I need to add:
hooks on the bottom for scissors
dowel bits at an angle (2-3 rows) so I can put cotton
1 row of dowel with two end pieces that will hold my ribbon
Previously, I had made some cushions using neck-ties, and while looking around I saw this photo of neck-tie art. That has inspired me to make my own wall art from neckties. I am planning of framing it in a shadow box.
I am still thinking of adding some more ties but this is how it looks at the moment.