I follow Susan over at Homeroad. She makes these UH-MAZE-ING creations out of junk. (She does other things too, but this is one of my favorite things that she does!)
Check this out:
And when I saw this, I was totally inspired to make one of my own!
If you want to see how she made this, check it out here.
Again, after I saw this, I knew I had the stuff to make this already in my garage and craft room! ***Disclaimer: My memo board is not nearly as cool as Susan's, but it is mine, and I do love it!***
I started with a scrap of beg board and an old wire shelf for a closet or pantry. The shelf has been in the garage since we moved in over a year and a half ago! The peg board has also been in the garage waiting for a project!
My husband cut the cross wire off the back of the shelf, and then I spray painted it black. Then I used wire to secure the shelf to the board, and I strung some wire back and forth across the front.
Then I added some details using all recycled items! This is a picture of a church pew bulletin clip that I found at the flea market recently.
And these are knobs that I salvaged from the kids' trampoline that broke a few weeks ago.
I embellished some little clothes pins.
And I added a little basket to hold some blank cards and envelopes. (Side note: I feel like letter writing is a lost art. I LOVE to get letters. But I don't get very many! I decided, that if I love to get letters, other people probably do to. So, I have what I refer to as "letter writing Wednesday", where I take a moment to sit and write a note to someone. This will help me with that goal!)
And here is the final product:
Isn't that fun? I am so pleased with it! Thanks for the inspiration, Susan!
I am linking this up with the CSI Project this week! Check out all of the great recycled projects that they have over there!