Friday, August 27, 2010

Custom Memo Board

My friend "D" wanted a BIG memo board to organize some of her office stuff--and make it pretty. Censational Girl posted some great instructions on how to make one here, so off I went!

"D" wanted her memo board to be 3 ft x 4 ft. I chose to use a thin sheet of Lauan, mostly so it wouldn't be enormously heavy! I covered the board in a thin batting, and then with a brown twill. The ribbon is a cream-colored grograin, and it took almost 15 YARDS of the stuff!

Buttons for decoration were going to be expensive--but then I was inspired. In the jewelry-making section of JoAnn's, I found two strings of flat beads that would work instead! I used exactly two strings, and they were buy-one-get-one-free. You can't see it in the picture, but they aren't just plain brown, they look like stone with all the pretty variations and colors.


I like this one so much, I think I need one for myself now, above MY computer! I'm thinking something big...and bright...with flowers!


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7 comments:

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

My daughter Korie was just given one of these at her bridal shower on Sunday.

NO - - -hers was NOT crafted with love and care. I'm pretty sure hers was straight from the shelf of some store or other.

Erin said...

Can I be your friend 'E'?!?!?
Have you come across one of those semi circle teacher tables?

decdiva1 said...

thanks korrie! re;new old bookcase
~decorating diva

designlove-cynthia said...

Hi!

Thanks for the visit to my blog! Hope you come back!
Your memo board turned out great! And I love the bench re-co you did, it's gorgeous now!!! Great job!

Cindy

Centsational Girl said...

Fantastic job ! Love the colors you chose. Now you have a great place to place everything that inspires you, bravo !
xo
Kate

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I've seen these done before and had forgotten about it! This looks great! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Great job ~ I bet the stone appearance of the flat beads look great against that brown. Stopping by from FJI-SNS.
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