Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Out with the Old and in with the....old?

Most everyone has a memory board. I use mine everyday as a way to stay organized. Easy access to gift cards, library cards, field trip reminders, even as a trophy holder (note the cross country ribbon). I hung it by the back door (above the hooks) at our old house. In this house it hangs in our cubby area. I made this one many moons ago! To me, it's just losing it's appeal. So out with the old, I say....

and in with the old....huh?

This is an old cork board that my son no longer wanted in his room at this house. So, I claimed it! or should I say re-claimed it?
I spray painted it black, covered it in burlap (love this super texture filled, not to mention cheap, fabric). Used ribbon to make the criss-crosses. Bought some really cool and decorative (they have crowns on them) push pins at Hobby Lobby (clearance...) Walmart (they're on there) has cute ones too!
Then I placed it in the same spot (turned lengthwise) as the other one. Placed some pillows (since I made new ones in another room....another post) on the bench. (There's another post waiting to happen regarding the photo on the board, too).
Out with the old....and in the old!


  1. Just happened to find your lovely blog and enjoyed reading it. I noticed you also follow Domestic Bliss. No wonder I liked your blog.

  2. I like the idea of using burlap. Hadn't thought of that. I have two really large bulletin boards I want to cover with fabric for my kids' rooms. And all the fabric I like is expensive. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! :)

  3. Looove the "Burlap" look!!! Hope you have a FUN day!


  4. It looks great. Fabulous job.

  5. This is such a great looks fabulous! And I love how you rotated it to fit the space. Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicios Friday!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous