Before Christmas, Brenna and I went down to San Diego and moved Lauren out of her dorm room. Usually this isn't done, the students come back after break. But not my child. Nope. She's going to spend the spring semester studying in Florence, Italy.
Nice generation to be in, huh?
So, we packed up all her worldly goods and eventually dispersed it into the garage and storage space under the stairs.
Except for this:
This was not taken from my daughter's room.
I found it on one of my trips to the dumpster in the dorm parking lot.
Well, I found it IN the dumpster.
I did a little diving.
I knew my daughter would be horrified, but she would get over it.
So, I snagged it out of the dumpster and put it in my car.
I had JUST been thinking that I would like to make myself an Inspiration Board, Idea Board, you name it. I knew just the place this would go. I had spray paint waiting for it at home. How could I say no to it?
I was impressed it didn't get tossed to the side, in the pile of "projects to do". Instead, the day we were putting Christmas decorations away and cleaning and sorting, I went to work on it.
I sprayed some paint on it. And while it dried, I would put decorations away. Then I would come back and spray some more.
I needed a way to hide the lines of the paper, so I added brown satin ribbon. I have had these do-bobbies for years and never done anything with them, but they came in handy for this project.
It gave the ribbon some stability as well since I stapled through it.
It's not the strongest bulletin board in the world, but it will do just fine.
I even hung it straight-now that's a first!
Now, it's back to soldering. I am having so much fun with all of the words! I can't wait to show you. I've even sold one! (Yes, I decided they are/can be for sale. Contact me if you have any questions.) It was for a friend whose word is "INVEST". As in investing in other's lives and in things that matter and that will make a difference. So cool.
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