Junk Inspired Memo Board

How to make a hanging Memo Board
from the junk in my garage.

I divided up the board into 3 spaces.

Painted one section with chalkboard paint, and
on the second section I added cork for a bulletin board.

The third I left blank for hooks.

I stenciled on the words "notes" and "keys" and  sanded for a distressed look.

The chalkboard was ready.

I added rusty screws and a canvas flower to the cork.

and hooks for keys at the bottom.

I hung the board from an old chain.

 And wouldn't you know it but Daughter #2 
snagged it for her new room!

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  1. No wonder she snagged it! It's super cute.

  2. Haha! You can't turn your back for a minute, Susan! : ) My daughter has done the same thing to me. Now I try and do two of something I think she might like so we both have one!

  3. Great use of junk! I understand why your daughter would snag it for her own!

  4. No wonder she wants it - it's good looking!! How did you stay inside the lines when painting the letters or what did you use for 'paint'?

  5. Don't you just love turning junk into fantastic home decor? You did a beautiful job, such a creative and useful idea. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and visit, cause I love meeting new blog friends. Lori

  6. Lol so cute and your daughter did good!
    I cant blame her!!!

    Deborah xoxo

  7. hiya susan , great project so useful and free too . well done and thanks for sharing

  8. I absolutely ADORE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!!

  9. love this idea and it look great!!

  10. @ Joyce,
    I stuck stickers on the wood for the letters, traced around them, pulled them off, used a paint pen to paint inside and then sanded to make it look distressed....

  11. This message center rocks! I love the rusty nails, and the stenciled letters! I am having starting no spend challenge tomorrow... please stop by to check it out!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

  12. I'm Loving this, Susan. This is something I could use in my kitchen. How did you put the cork on there? Did you just use glue?


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