Monday, February 21, 2011

Garden Memo Board

Hi there!   Cheap bulletin boards are pretty easy to come by these days and can be transformed so easily into something much more easy on the eye and useful.   I picked up this bulletin board for 90 cents at one of our local thrift stores and really liked the smaller size.   Here's the before shot:

I painted the trim and glued-down some pretty drawer-liner paper:

Then I cut some garden fencing down to size but kept the end pieces long.   (Found a big roll of this fencing at an estate sale for $1.00!!! luv it!)

I then drilled holes along the bottom and sides where the fencing pieces are long, then bent the fence wire into the hole and curled up the back to hold it in place.
Added a few cup hooks along the bottom, some clothespins to hold memos, photos, seeds and of course, some thumbtacks.

I think it's just adorable and am anxious to try another one, maybe bigger this time.

Inspiration for this project is courtesy of Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence.   She recently posted about several bulletin board projects and the one using the garden fencing really spoke to me.  

Give her a visit; she is extremely creative and always has loads of great projects to show.   She also holds frequent "linky" parties where other bloggers can post links to their projects, which is fun to check out.


Granny said...

I really like the bulletin board. It would be cure to tuck seed packets between the fence and the board.

JunqueMagnet said...

Great idea.I have one of those boards in my stash downstairs.You might inspire me to move that to the top of my projects list!Thanks for sharing.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

How clever. I really like what you have done here with the bulletin board.Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the fence addition!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Thanks for the sweet shout out! I love the fabric. I have a matching metal rectangular tray to the circular one you have below.

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

I love this bulletin board! And I'm your newest follower. :)

vintagesue said...

becky is so creative!!!! your board is adorable!! you are so clever. love it!! and those bulletin boards are so cheap in the thrift shops!!!!
take care!

Jane said...

What a great memo board! I really love the addition of the garden fencing and hooks. Great idea!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. If you are interested in the Reese lock I pictured on my blog I would be happy to send it to you (no charge). I just think it makes sense for you to have it since you have a son named Reese. I can just picture a photo of your Reese displayed on the Reese lock.
Just e-mail me with your address if you would like it.
Have a great weekend.

concretenprimroses said...

Sweet! Love the use of the fence and your choice of paper.
I'm visiting from gardenweb.

The Whistle Stop said...

Really cute! Love the wire fence on there!
Thanks for stoppin' by my blog!

grammy and papi said...

Love the bulletin board. Now I need bulletin boards too???? The ideas never end. I'm a new follower, found you through Granny.

Have a God Filled Day

Doreen said...

This is so so cute--and functional. I love altering bulletin boards into works of art. Haven't tried the garden wire yet, but now it's on my to-make list! Hopped over from Picket Fences.

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