Thursday, May 19, 2011

Door Prize!



When you're a jazzy gal like Betty, it's imperative that you surround yourself with things that are just about as exciting as you can get.


I think you can agree that my office door at work just didn't do the trick.


Sad, right?


As with all projects wild and crazy, I enlisted the help of my friend Crafty Karen.

We spent a little quality time with some duct tape and some oilcloth and WOW!


You could do this with any oblong tablecloth.

Oh! The possibilities!


As you can imagine, it was quite a hit in the office wing.

Luckily, I have enough of the oilcloth left over to make a cute matching dress and hat.

After I get them made, I intend to stand in front of my door and jump out at people.

Big Fun!




54 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A wonderful transformation, enjoyed the post.

Yvonne.

Catherine said...

Bawhahaha!! You are too funny!

Well.... if your door looks that stunning, I can imagine how spectacular that dress and hat are going to look! :)

xo Catherine

Ann Best said...

How creative! And then to use the "scraps" for an original dress and hat. HA HA

I also love your header picture. Your site just shines!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

floweringmama said...

Ah, you made a change too! I love your door. I bet it looks even better in person!

Mamma has spoken said...

I think you did this to your door to discourage those nasty notes that one gets from students and sometimes co-workers ;o)

Nicole said...

LOVE IT.

Tracy said...

Betty,
you are too much fun! I'd love to see the video of that! could be on Candid Camera :)

Liz P said...

From drab to fab! :P

Seriously though, very snazzy.

Parsley said...

What a transformation!

Now you'll have to make that dress for sure....hahahahaha

Linda said...

Something tells me there's never a dull moment with Bossy Betty. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

The scare bit. Oh now that I'd love to see.

Donna said...

Hahahaaaa....omg...I'm holding out for the dress photo!
hughugs

blueviolet said...

I can just picture you jumping out at people! Hilarious!

Leanne said...

Ooooo. . . . you door diva!!! I'm so jealous!!

Nancy said...

Haha! Is there nothing duct tape can't accomplish? Funny post. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks great! Scare 'Em, Betty.

Out on the prairie said...

I would love to be there when you jump out. With that pattern the dress will be stunning.

EmptyNester said...

Betty- You're a riot! LOL That was truly a fantastic idea! And I love the thought of you jumping out at people!

mama to j and bean said...

Very creative! Anything to brighten a work day :)

Old Kitty said...

I want to work with you!!! And maybe crafy Karen too!! LOL!! yay!! Take care
x

Hilary said...

Cute idea.. Door Prize, indeed! With all that duct tape in hand, you should be grateful that Crafty Karen wasn't doling out Boobie Prizes.. ;)

Bouncin' Barb said...

BB...This does look like fun. Where would we be without humor in our lives? You have to make light of things like this.

laughingmom said...

Quite the trend setter, you are! Maybe it'll catch on with the other drab door residents on your hall!

Talli Roland said...

Oh, that's gorgeous, Betty! Love it!

Retired English Teacher said...

Love the door. It will be easy for your students to find you now. "Just go down the hall until you come to distinctly different door."

KleinsteMotte said...

Once you do the jumping thing outside your door video tape it and youtube it. Ellen might just discover you and put you on her show. you could go viral and get rich!!
I love that door :)

Susan Fields said...

I think the jumping out at people is an excellent idea - that will really create some excitement in the office wing!

Vanilla Mama said...

LOVE IT! May have to do that to my backdoor this summer to block the sunlight - too cute!

Joyful said...

Ha, ha! Big fun is right. It looks very cheerful. I love your new header too. It's bright and cheery.

Noelle said...

I can't wait to see the dress and hat! I'm sure they'll look marvelous! :)

Ms. A said...

That'll be so cool, like in the movie "House of Cards" where the little girl camouflages herself to look like a tree!

Madi and Mom said...

LOL BB,
I'm waiting with baited breath to see the matching dress.
Your door would and should win a prize for being the best decorated door with the best teacher behind it.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Brian said...

I'd like to see the jumping out and scaring part...sounds like fun to me!

Flartus said...

Oh, I would totally have to wrap all my desk accessories to match the door! Tape dispenser, stapler, paper clip holder, maybe the corners of my desk calendar.

BTW, I wanted to let you know your comment about inviting the Big Trip to dinner cracked me up.

Eileen said...

Love it, love it, love it! Such an improvement. You're right ~ you've gotta create your own fun and excitement. :)

Zuzana said...

Wow, what a "door" makeover.;)) What did the staff think? And what about the students? Are you now very popular?;)
We can never have enough of colour or pattern.;)) Love it!
Have a lovely weekend,
xoxo

The Adorkable Ditz said...

Yay! Now I know which office is yours! Please don't scare me!

http://theadorkableditzmissteps.blogspot.com/

Baby Sister said...

I love it!! It looks so awesome!! Gives me ideas of what to do if I have an office some day. :)

Ann said...

Boy you sure know how to have a good time Betty. Your door looks great. You be sure to get a video of you jumping out at people

Gigi said...

Now you've got me putting on my crafty cap....how much of a stink do you think the HR Dept at the Good Old Boys Network would cause if I did something similar to my boring old cube?

Eva Gallant said...

Very creative!

Daisy said...

Well, with a door like that, everyone ought to always know which one is yours! :D

daigo said...

Nice idea. The new door is born!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Clearly you're between semesters. I do want to see a picture of the new matching outfit.

Cheeseboy said...

That is really really fancy, but it doesn't beat my classroom door that my first graders decorated for me.

jenny_o said...

Living on the edge, my word!! Do you feel that adrenaline rush?!

Shan said...

You are just the joy I was looking for. Wacky! :+)

Powdered Toast Man said...

Can I enlist Karen's services? How much does she charge? Can she spruce up my toilet?

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

New to your blog and I love it! Can't wait to read more. Visiting from The Mamma Has Spoken. Happy to follow!

faye said...

Post a video of you in your matching outfit and the door... that would
be priceless..

Donna B said...

Whoa...I almost got a nose bleed from scrolling down to the bottom of 50 comments! WOW! Very impressive. I don't think I have ever seen so many comments... (anyway, where was I?) Oh yeah, very creative idea!! Vast improvement! Crafty Karen is my kind of friend. Great job you two!

SquirrelQueen said...

Love the door, that is very cool. So when do we get to see photos of the matching dress and hat?

Pat said...

Love the transformation. You'd be the true meaning of "wallflower". Or would that be "doorflower"?

Jenny said...

Great idea! You know, this would be a wonderful way to recover old doors for people who have crappy ones and can't afford to fix them...or apartment dwellers. Really neat!