Memo Board Message Center

Sometimes in the thrift store, 
something just jumps out and says "Buy Me"....

Today, an adorable vintage memo board gets a face lift 
with a coat of grey paint and stripes!

This brown wood grain memo board was vintage but perfect...
not a scratch on it or a push pin hole in the cork.

 The sad little memo board was just sitting there waiting for someone to bring it home and give it a new life.

"Buy me!" it yelled as I passed....

So, being a pushover... I brought it home. 

I removed all the hardware and gave the dated  
wood a coat of grey paint.

I used painter's tape to tape off the pockets. 

and gave them beautiful stripes!

All the hardware and the notepad were put back in place...

Now this adorable message center with mail pockets, 
notepad and hooks to hang keys is happy to have a 
new life in someone's stylish home!

Maybe yours... take it home today...
available in my Etsy shop!


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. It turned out super cute! It really looks nice in the gray. :)

  2. I have this exact piece in my work shop, I started painting it, but now I am inspired to finish it.

  3. Great find and great makeover, Susan! I love when you find corkboards at the thrift that haven't even been used. Love the stripes!

  4. Really cute! Love the stripes and love the notepad holder.

  5. woohoo! I love the power of paint! :)

    great update Susan


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