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I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Tracie from Cleverly Inspired is a blog rockstar, in our opinion. Not only is her blog fabulous, she is effortlessly beautiful and stylish, which we got to see firsthand when we met her at Haven in June. She has been super supportive of us from the get-go, and offers such sweet encouragement to us. Plus, she has great taste!  Just check out the office makeover she did for her husband:
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  Hello there East Coast Creative readers! I am thrilled to be here today!! I was so excited when Monica and Jess asked me to share a project with you. It was a joy to meet them at Haven this summer! They are creative clever girls! My name is Tracie and I am author of CleverlyInspired. I share all sorts of projects, crafts and recipes to help you be clever in your own home. I hope you can stop by and see me sometime!
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Back when I was making over the peanut’s room….I found this old art in our storage room. It was a piece that was rather outdated…but I had a feeling I could repurpose it somehow…just wasn’t sure what it would become. The artwork and frame was one piece. The art was actually painted on a thin piece of wood or veneer….so it was nice and smooth. My wheels started turning….:)
The first thing I did was tape off the edges and spray half of the artwork with chalkboard paint. I did 2 coats and let it dry according to the directions. When it has cured…you take the side of a piece of chalk and “season” the chalkboard. Erase…now it’s ready to use! bulletin board 2 For the other side….I used some tacky glue and adhered some cork. I bought a 4 pack of cork at Wal-Mart. Get the pieces as close to each other as possible. Place some books on top and let it dry. Then…take some favorite fabric and use spray adhesive to adhere the fabric to the cork. I cut my fabric with pinking shears so that the edges were pretty 😉 repurpose art into bulletin board (4) repurpose art into bulletin board (5)
Finish off the edges with some trim…if you choose to. bulletin board
There you have it! Custom bulletin board/chalkboard…on the cheap! Now go look for some really outdated art and make it sing again ! Thanks again for having me visit!! I would love for you to come by CleverlyInspired to see me!! Here are a few past popular post (say that 10 times fast!)
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Ok, everyone, go ahead out to your local thrift store and pick up some framed artwork! You have a project to do! 🙂  Thanks so much, Tracie!


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  1. Thanks so much for the kind words and for having me visit today! Yall are so so sweet and I can’t wait to catch up again!!

  2. sarah says:

    great idea on cleverlyinspired project!!!!

  3. I think my favorite part is the collection on the wall with the oar and horse shoes. Nice!

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