I proclaim today a do-over day.
Well, most days around here are do-over days.
But, I recently did a craft/organizational project that put the B in BOMB!
I had this brilliant idea in my head, and let’s just say the results did not meet expectations.
The idea was to make a jewelry organizer for Taylor. Something pretty with a vintage vibe for holding bracelets and necklaces. I started out with an old oval frame and picked up a four pack of cork board squares.
The first problem was cutting the cork board. Have you ever cut cork board before?
Um. Not good.
Cork board is seriously the messiest stuff in the world. Like static cling to your clothes, skin, and body kind of mess.
The cork board ended up crumbling in places it wasn’t supposed to, which created an uneven mess.
I tried to salvage the cork board chunks with hot glue, but then I had a hot glue mess everywhere. At this point I should have walked away.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda.
So I pushed on…
The last step was to have these cutesy hooks for holding the jewelry. I tried to put them in, but unfortunately the screw end just didn’t have anything to grab hold of in the flimsy cork board.
It turned out looking okay, but the hooks fall right out with any pressure.
So… I am proclaiming a do-over. Here’s what I would do different next time:
I would use a full sheet of cork board to avoid the unsightly lines. I would also use a thinner cork and a piece of masonite board behind it. With masonite backing I could screw in the hooks and have something for them to hold onto. I would also do a better job measuring the distance between the hooks. I just kind of laid them out thinking it would look fine in the end. Um, no.
Here’s the good thing about this project:
I learned a few things. I know to take more time to do it right and not rush through. And I learned to use the right supplies and materials — the first time! Lastly, it was a good reminder to me that not every project is going to be what we expected. We have to have room to learn and grow when it comes to creativity!
What about you? Any recent project failures? Did you walk away or proclaim it a do-over?
The good thing is I don’t feel at all discouraged. I am now determined to get it right… the second time!
But if I blog about it in a few months and pretend it’s the first time, we can still be friends, right?
Awww. You guys are the seriously the best.
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