I started this theme with an old window...I don't know it's story, or the many storms that it's braved. It lost it's glass at some point in it's life. But, that did not stop me from seeing so much potential.
And what became of the weathered old window? It will live a second life as a memo board. Complete with a magnetic surface, chalkboard, and cork board! Hooks line the bottom for keys and accessories to fall.
The hooks fall between the original hardware which was left intact. The striped surface is beadboard, which I primed with magnetic primer so that it could hold photos and notes!
Rustic, yet functional. The perfect message center for a busy woman in modern world, while paying tribute to the beauty that comes with age, and the joy found in recycling.
-a window frame (no glass)
-Beadboard (cut to the size of the window frame)
-paint in the color of your choice
-box cutter (for cutting the beadboard to size)
-hot glue gun
After cutting the beadboard to size with a box cutter, I primed it with three layers of magnetic paint.
It took four coats of paint to paint it back white (if I were doing it over, I would choose a different color!)
I painted turquoise stripes onto it...
Then I hot glued the cork board (cut to the size of the window) and the chalk board (a left over piece of bead board with the back painted with chalk board paint). (I marked the locations first with a pen.)
We drilled the bead board into place with screws and an electric screw driver! It took several tries to get it lined up perfectly. Then we drilled in the hooks into the front of the window (no photo).
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It's So Very Creative, Motivate Me Monday, Make It For Monday, Metamorphesis, Made By You Mondays, Made It Mondays Just Something I Whipped Up, A Little Craft Therapy, Do It Yourself Day!