Today, two of my passions collide: Running and Crafting!! (oh you didn’t know I have a Martha Stewart side? I still need to blog about my beloved Cricut…)
Anyway, some of you may remember me asking what you do with your race medals. I think it was only in the cafemom runner’s group and on tribal running…so if I didn’t ask YOU please still feel free to share ( i really would LOVE to see/hear about it!) I finally came up with the idea of a wall quilt rack. But, being crafty and cheap, haha, I decided to make one by myself. So , armed with my 40% off one regularly priced item coupon, I headed to Michaels crafts and bought my supplies…a 36 inch shelf and a 36 inch wooden dowel. Including the mini hack saw I needed to purchase for this project (hey, you never know when that may come in handy in the future) I spent a grand total of $12.46. Not surprising, in my craft box at home I already had black paint and wood varnish. Being that I would be hanging this display in the mutual “game room”, I asked Rich what color I should paint the shelf, if I painted it at all. Black was his suggestion, and I went along with it.
so, without any further ado….
BEFORE: The messy area I kept my race “stuff”.
and….dun dun da dun….dun dun DAAA DUUUNN!! (that’s my big unveiling song)
AFTER: A shrine to my running! A little egotistic, yes, but I can see it from my treadmill 🙂
The medals go in chronological order…oldest on the left . I hope to add many, many, MANY more to it in the future 🙂
Hooray! And now, to get on the aforementioned treadmill ….hope you all had a fantastic weekend! http://www.active.com/donate/TF2009/heathergannoe