Building a Custom Memo Board
March 12, 2010
I cannot keep track of all of the school calendars, memos, and tiny pieces of paper that bombard me on a daily basis. I live for memo boards as a place to display all those reminders of things I need to do or people I need to call. If it’s not staring me in the face, I’ll just forget about it. Memo boards help to keep me
Back in January, I mentioned the need for more organization in my mud room. Actually it’s not really a mud room, just a wee hallway and closet back by the garage door. I like to pretend it’s loftier space than it is and call it a ‘mud room’.
The easiest way to make a memo board is to find a bulletin board in the size you want and cover it with fabric. Well I’m a troublesome creature and after a search, I couldn’t find a frame in the exact size I wanted, so I decided to just build a tall narrow memo board to fit the hall space.
2’ x 4’ thin plywood from Lowes or home improvement store
Fabric and batting to size
Caulk or spackle
‘D’ Ring hooks
Building a Custom Size Memo Board:
Cut your thin plywood to your specification with a SkilSaw.
Cover your wood with batting and fabric, then staple all around.
Next, measure and align your ribbon on your board. Once you have your diamond design, secure the ribbon to the back with staples.
Use pliers to hold your nail heads in place, and pound into board with a mallet. Secure ‘D’ ring hooks to the back, then hang on the wall.
Cut your molding to the size of your memo board and secure to wall with finish nails. Fill any cracks or damage from nails with spackle or caulk.
To the hallway, I added some color to plain wall hooks with some craft paint.
Voila ! A ton of organization on a narrow strip of wall !
I also created a magnetic version from this recycled frame I spray painted white.
To create this version, I used magnetic sheeting from a home improvement store and secured it to the wood with Liquid Nails. I did the same thing as above, covering with fabric (no batting) and lining with dark brown ribbon secured with hot glue.
I created some blingy bling magnets with these brads and magnets.
Note, these are the super powerful magnets found at home improvement stores not office supply stores. Keep out of reach of children !
Gotta love these little glam magnets !
I’ve made other memo boards in the past, like the pair of memo boards I made last year out of recycled cabinet doors for my office, and this other fabric covered magnetic board I created for a friend.
Can ya tell I like to make memo boards ? Yeah.
How about you ? Have you ever created your own memo board? Tell us all about it. :-)
Have a fabulous weekend everyone !
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