Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chic Memo Board

Ok, I realize this is the lousiest picture ever. This was actually a mirror frame and the mirror was missing. The big black glob in the center was the glue that held the mirror to the backing. I think I have had it around since last summers garage sale. Oh, how quickly I get my projects finished. This looks a little better, right! I think so,too. I painted the frame with gloss black spray paint. It can take a lot of paint to get in the little grooves and details of these fancy frames.
Next, I disassembled a cork memo board from the thrift store and cut it to fit in the oval frame.
Of course, I had to recut it twice to fit. After I wrapped the ivory burlap around the cork board, I had to cut it down a little more due to the thickness of the fabric. Third times a charm.
I love all of the detail of the frame. It looks so elegant. The look and texture of the burlap brings it down to earth.
What a cool way to leave messages. I think it would be so cute in a teens room or a frenchy kitchen or office.
It is headed to the Lone Elm Antique Mall on Saturday. I hope somebody who just loves it will wander in.
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  1. Super cute. I've seen those frames every now and then but none that look as good as this. Black and that linen-y color is such a good combination. I'm sure someone will snatch it right up!

  2. Love what you did with it. the glossy black look awesome.

  3. This is too cute! It is amazing what a difference painting something can be. I wanted to let you know I am featuring this over at Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and grab a button.

  4. I LOVE it, Ann! I'm sure it will go fast. I love those ornate frames and the black looks so good with the burlap.

    Visiting from Frugalicious Friday. : )

  5. Hi Ann, The burlap looks wonderful with the ornate frame. I know you will have no trouble selling this beautiful memo board. Thanks for joining my party.