Vintage Yardstick Message Center

My project today is a simple one...

perfect for a desk cubicle or in a small entryway.

Vintage yardstick message center for a small area

I began with 1/2 of a vintage yardstick.

I added pieces to this message center as I went, anchoring them to the yardstick with old pieces of hinges. 

The hinges act as washers for the screws and give this memo holder a little vintage industrial bling.

A chalkboard, a vintage spring that holds photos,

DIY Vintage yardstick message center for a small area

a vintage knob as a hook to hang keys, and a large clip to hold a note pad.

DIY Vintage yardstick message center.

Two sawtoothed hangers on the back make it easy to hang it wherever you may need a little message center.

Vintage yardstick message center.

This message center lasted exactly 1 day in my shop before someone came and snatched it up.

So I made 3 more,
they are easy and inexpensive to make and look adorable!

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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. .