Sunday, July 26, 2009

before & after: memo board

Today's inspiration is taking the old and making it new again.

I got this lovely memo board from my Grammie several years ago and over time it's been bleached/stained by the sun. Exhibit A:

So it's been stashed in a closet because I couldn't bear to cast is aside. I started by peeling the backing off, much to the delight of a couple fur balls.

I used my trusty staple gun to attach new fabric around the board.

Re-attached the backing with my glue gun.

Adhered some ribbon where the twine used to be and added some new star embellishments to replace the seashells.

Et voila:

Now, in all honesty, this doesn't match anything in our apartment, so I think it's going to end up in my etsy shop.

The moral of the story? If you're about to chuck something in the trash, consider what it could be with a little TLC.


  1. Love it! And it will just fit nicely in my blue office..

    Stopping by from SITs

  2. It looks way better than when it was new!