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!




5 comments:

  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.

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  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! :)

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

    Blessings,
    Linda

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

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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