Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life In The Fast Lane....

Well, life hasn't slowed down here at the Knowles house.  Between packing up the house, turning 33, finding a new tenant for the carriage house, having house guests, and finding time to go to the beach, this month has flown by.

Sunday we will be vacating our house in Charleston and handing it over to a Spoleto opera director for the month.  We will take refuge in Hilton Head for a bit, head to Atlanta for a while, skip over to Birmingham, AL for a weekend (and hope to see a new baby), and fly to Boston to round it all out.  Hopefully Quinn still likes to travel.

Tell me, is your house rent-ready?  How long would it take you to clean out the closets?  And where would you put it all?

I'll take pics of the rooms before we go so you can get a final tour of the house while it is clean.  For now, look what I made on Monday:

I bought the cork board here.  I wanted huge and this delivers (literally. ha!). The burlap is from a local store.  I'm not posting instructions because they are all over the blogosphere.  I eyeballed the nailheads along the thin metal trim.  Not perfect, but didn't take as long as a time as it looks.  Only 300 nailheads later...... I am very good at zoning out and getting it done these days. 

I hope all my southern friends are safe from the storms.  Scary stuff.  Mother Nature is very angry.   Hmm, I wonder why?


  1. I love the burlap cork board! :) We can't wait for you to come to Birmingham!

  2. OK, question for you. If you got a piece of corkboard with a metal (or wood) trim, and then add nailheads, how do you keep the whole thing level? does that make sense? i'd think you'd have a bump up or slope where the trim hits the cork.