Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vintage Frame Memo Board

I found this old frame on a recent thrifting spree and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I just couldn't leave it behind. I painted it white, and had it sitting in my garage until yesterday...when I stumbled into Karli's inspiring blog, Rocky Bella. She made a picture/memo board out of an old frame (see her post here).

So...I dug out my trusty hot glue gun, some twine, and a handful of clothes pegs and got started! I had some little black wooden birds that I'd found in the "as is" section at IKEA a few months ago, so I decided to add them in as well. You know me and birds! ;)

I wasn't sure where to hang my new memo board...I found out that I didn't have as much empty wall space as I thought I did! Then I found the perfect place. At least, I think so. I HATE this door in my kitchen. It's hideous. Now it has a little distraction from its ugliness. The frame fit perfectly over my window. I think it was meant to be there all along. :)

Linked up at Beyond the Picket Fence, Tater Tots and Jello, Funky Junk Shabby Nest, Twice Remembered, That's so Cuegly


  1. This is such a gorgeous memo board! I LOVE it over your kitchen door window, it is perfect! Clever you!! Hope you have a lovely day ~ Tina x

  2. Hello Tracey,

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog through the lovely Tina..she is a doll..I hope you enjoyed browsing and visit again soon , Have a fab week x Anna :)

  3. It looks fantastic! I Love the white. thanks for the shout out. =)
    It is great to see someone inspired by what I did. I have a big ol' smile on my face.

  4. WOW! That could not be more perfect! I love the frame as a memo board but on the door it is the perfect touch of whimsy! I love when that happens.
    Happy Monday!

  5. Such a fantastic idea, a frame around your kitchen window! Looking so so lovely. Love the color white with the black details. Saw your cute little white bird in the picture as well ... ;o)
    Have a sweet Monday!

  6. That frame is too cool and looks perfect on your door!!
    Congrats on the hockey game by the way. My hubby is from Vancouver so we watched it with a bunch of our Canadian friends here in Houston and were SO excited at the outcome!!! Oh Canada.... :)

  7. This memo board looks lovely - very inspiring. Love the little birds too!

  8. I love it! I just may have to do that myself.

  9. Wow, you got some spam above this post! ick!

    Anyway, I LOVE your idea, and it's so cool that it fit perfectly on your window! serendipity!!!
    You could paint your door white!

  10. Love it--and I love how you hung it in the window of the door--thanks for sharing!

  11. How cute! And the perfect spot for it as well!

  12. It is perfect on your door!!! I have seen lots of memo boards but your addition of those cute birds makes yours SO special! I found you via The Shabby Nest, love your blog.

    Best wishes,

  13. That is amazing that you found the ultimate spot for it! It looks so great. I love it and the little black birdies are a great touch!

  14. this is adorable, and i love that you put it over your window! such a cute idea!

  15. Wow what a great idea! Gorgeous!

    -jessica (visiting from the shabby nest party!)

  16. I love how that turned out! I just bought some clothespins so I may have to make me one too. And I love where you put it - that looks like the perfect place.

  17. How sweet! What really caught my eye was how you did the treatment to the door. I think that take is adorable!

    Thanks for sharing on SNS!
    FJ Donna

  18. This is darling! Love the idea.

    Your blog is very cute too.

    simplified bee

  19. Oooh I love this, so whimsical ! What a great way to add sentiment and decor to your home !


  20. Precious! And I love it with the light streaming through! found you through shabby nest--so glad I stopped by to visit. -shaunna :)

  21. You are so creative! I love your ideas!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!


  22. like it was meant to be there - still lets in light - could it be more perfect :)

  23. That is the perfect spot for that! love it!


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