Well, it is a brand new year and for many that means a time to make a fresh start. I typically don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I know for many one goal is to get organized. This was the case for a good friend of mine who wanted to de-clutter the front of her refrigerator. So I knew the perfect Christmas gift for her would be a “new” memo board where she could display photos, her daughter’s artwork, and other important information.
I had just the thrift store frame in my stash to transform:
Sorry little angels, but you’ve got to go bye-bye!
The first thing I did was remove the artwork from the frame and give the frame a couple coats of brown spray paint. Then I distressed the frame a bit with some sandpaper. No photos of those steps, but I’m sure you get the idea.
Then I purchased a piece of sheet metal from Lowe’s. Make sure you don’t get aluminum because it’s not magnetic. They sell pre-cut sheets, but I had to trim one with tin snips to fit my frame’s measurements.
I found some cute fabric at Hobby Lobby and just hot glued it to cover the sheet metal.
Then I popped the whole thing back in the frame and used some small nails to hold it in.
The finishing touch were these coordinating magnets:
You can find the glass marbles at any craft or dollar store, and then modge podge scrapbook paper to the back and hot glue on a magnet.
Voila! Instant organization!
Here’s another look at the
What are some of your goals for the new year? I’ll be linking this post to the following parties: