Late For the Memo Board Party

January 16, 2011

Now that I have the chalkboard paint thing out of my system (well, almost) I thought I'd share my OTHER Club G.W. gilded frame project with you.

For starters, I had this old bulletin board (which is what we called them before they became a hot item on the home decor market).

The original plain old wooden frame has already been removed by Mr. CBD at my request.  The whole thing, actually, was left here by the people who lived in our house before us.  Even though we already had a number of "bulletin boards," I saved it, knowing that someday I'd find a use for it.  COST:  big fat zero.

Once the original frame was removed, the cork portion was measured and cut by Mr. CBD to fit inside yet another one of my Club G.W. gilded, scrolly frames ~ only this time the frame was square instead of oval.  When I saw it I knew it was just the perfect match for my beat up, old bulletin board.  COST: Yup, $2.99.

If you look REALLY closely here you can see the green price tag toward the top left corner of the frame.  It was already "pictureless" so I didn't have to feel guilty removing whatever had been in it previously.

Just like my oval chalkboard frame, I really liked the detail on this one.

So I could have done this.

But I didn't need a "card holder," this one courtesy of Pottery Barn.

So I placed the cork into the frame. 

Okay, so there's a stain flaw in my freebie board.....I think it adds charcter, don't you?

But of course I couldn't stop there ~ as Charm Bracelet Diva I HAD to repurpose it for something jewelry-related.  And Voila. 

I was really happy with the end result and even happier with the cost ~ TOTAL: $2.99!  Take that, Pottery Barn! 

Have a great week.  

I'll be linking up here:

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DIYbyDesign said...

I love seeing Pottery Barn inspired accessories done for less. Yours looks amazing. I linked over from House of Grace. You have a beautiful blog. I am your latest follower. I'd love if you would come check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks.

Anonymous said...

what kind of pins did you use to hang the necklaces and jewelery on? i love it!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I used just regular old pushpins! These are silver so they're a bit prettier than ususal, but otherwise nothing special. They just need to stick out a bit to make a good hangar.

Debra@CommonGround said...

great job on this. Love the old frames turned message boards and using for jewelry is even better. Thanks so much for sharing this post with VIF!

Sandy said...

Very clever repurpose at a great price too, you rock!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Darling- I just love the vintage frame boards of all kinds! This came out so sweet and so perfect for using or your jewelry- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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