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Friday
Apr222011

Recycled Memo Board

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 this:

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!

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Reader Comments (6)

Thank you so much Holly! I lovvvveeee what you made! It is beyond great!
You are so nice to love my stuff, thanks for all your very kind words!
xoxo Susan

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Actually, Holly...I like your memo board better! It could be because you have a photo of my beautiful daughter and her handsome husband on yours, but I also like all the little personal touches you put on yours...very nice ; )

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Sorry the last couple of pics aren't great! The memo board is in a little hallway, and there was no good way to get the shot. My husband could have done a better job, but I wanted to get this post up so I could link to the CSI Project, so I had to move quickly! I'll see if I can get the hubs to take some better shots! If he does, I will post them here!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I just love this! You did a great job! When I first saw the white pantry shelf I had my doubts. You proved me wrong. It looks so great!

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

I love the idea that this was a leftover pantry shelf. :) Great job on all the fun details to make it an awesome message center!

Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

April 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKindra-At Home With K

Congratulations on your feature at At Home With K!
Susan

April 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

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