My “Woman Cave” is always in a constant state of change.
I started out with just “Jet Max Cubes” and a glass top table from Ikea
I love Ikea!!!!!
I was looking for a way (I wasn’t looking real hard) to keep up with the ideas that roll around in my head.
I tried to keep them up on a bulletin board but before you know it they get hidden.
The other day I was with my BFF (Phyllis) @ where else Ikea and found these semi-clear (frosted) dry erase glass boards. Ok, I bought one on the spot and had to go back and get the second.
I love them! They run $20 and they are easy to install. I’m a visual person (I can conceive it in “my mind’s eye) and then I want to see it on the wall.
I start out by cutting/folding/manipulating newspaper to the exact size of the object I want to hang. Then I tape it to the wall and rearrange until I get what I want.
Then I start the process of hanging and making sure everything is level.
Pull out the Tom Girl drill gun (love this) and the hardware (or plastic in this case).
The Tom Girl drill is a “Compact Drill”. What that means is it gives you a little help in screwing things in.
Here is what the piece looks like un-packaged and ready to hang. Trick here is to be sure and put the frosted side of the glass against the wall.
You could dress it up by putting some decorative paper behind it (that is the way Ikea had theirs displayed) but I like to see the color of the paint coming through and it makes it feel transparent.
While the paper is still in place I install the first hanger/holder/screw. You know the things you buy at Ikea have unique hardware.
The nice thing about this hardware is there is room to adjust and have a little play. I get one installed (then I can place a level across the top). This ensures I’m on line for the next hardware to be screwed in the wall.
Sweet, hung and ready to draw on it. Dry Erase markers work perfectly!
Now I have everything in place, a place for “To Do” for the house, “To Do” for craft projects and my schedule for various items I want to do. A place to hold notices and other items I want to have handy.
When I complete something or the date has past I can just erase it off and add more. Yep, loving this and the fact that it is frosted makes it feel light and airy.
Now I need to do something with this old ceiling fan (26 years old to be exact) maybe a Chandelier?……Ikea has one that will fit this room perfectly. Would that be appropriate a “Woman Cave” with a Chandelier……….yes, oh yes adding this to my “To Do” Home project list, cost about $40!
By the way the opinions are my own, I’m not getting paid by anyone to say nice things about their products.