Monday, August 26, 2013

What Lurks Below...The Tale Of A Memo Board

Isn't this memo board lovely?

Well, I'm going to show you the "not so pretty" truth 
about how I put her together.

It all started here, 
with this print I bought at a yard sale for $5.
The print was faded, but I loved the frame!

I decided to turn it into a fabric covered memo board.
I took the picture out of the frame. 
I cut fabric a few inches larger than the glass.

Now, here's where it turns ugly.

I laid the glass from the picture down on the fabric.
Using duct tape, I started taping the fabric to the back of the glass.
 Once I had the fabric tape down, 
I started taping jute to the back and 
wrapping it around the glass.

And, here's what lurks beneath the lovely memo board...
 ...a hideous mess!

Now, to hide the mess...

I placed the fabric covered glass back into the frame.

I placed the foam core from the original picture
 back into the frame and secured it to the frame 
with a framing gun.
Whew! The mess is hidden!
No one will ever know.
Well, unless they read my blog.

I added some mini clothespins...

  ...and it's ready for appointment cards, pictures, or notes.

don't tell anyone what is hidden behind this beauty!

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  1. Wow, it looks beautiful! I have some projects about the house that hide some secrets too. Your secret is safe with me! =) Come over when you have a chance, I'm having a new giveaway!


  2. What a great idea!! I have tons of frames, and need some new ideas! What is a framing gun?

  3. Oh my! That is one beautiful memo board. Who cares what's behind it if you can't see it?!! Now...I too, want to know about this framing gun.

  4. Lovely fabric on the board. What a beautiful piece.

  5. I just came from Fluster Buster's party. I think you did a terrific job on this project. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing the good, the bad, and the 'ugly'. It turned out perfect.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  6. Beautiful! Just say' far no one has ever looked at the inside back of anything I have hung! Haha....I think you're safe! TeeHee! NeeCee@ PineCreekStyle

  7. Love this. Where did you get your framing gun?

  8. This looks amazing-love it! (Even with your hidden secret ;)

  9. Hi, I love how you transformed this picture. It is so beautiful and you did a great job!
    Julie from

  10. This is such a great idea! Come link up with us tomorrow for Craft Frenzy Friday at!

  11. This turned out just beautiful ... I have a large picture and I love the frame but it no longer goes with my decor have just inspired me to get it out and transform it ...Thanks for sharing! Would love it if you came by One More Time Events and shared it there

  12. That turned out gorgeous - LOVE this idea - and the fabric you chose is so pretty!!!
    What a great idea!!!

  13. AT least what's on back won't show so it doesn't matter, right? Your project turned out so great, love how it looks. The frame is so appropriate with fabric you used. I have a frame I might try to make something pretty out of it. Thanks for inspiration. Happy days

  14. Oh wow, I love this! Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up to Frugalicious Friday!

  15. Beautiful... I love every bit of it, including the back - which is exactly how I would have done it!!! Who cares what THAT looks like! Great job!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

  16. Love your project and the fact that you shared "the ugly truth" I love memo boards.
    I found you through the Answer is Chocolate Link Party where I am also partying, would love it if you'd stop by too.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  17. No one ever knows what lies in the great beyond! Thanks for showing the ugly part though - it was very helpful.

  18. I absolutely love this! Super cute...and I love the little story to go with it! Featuring you this week on Make Bake Create. Thanks for linking up!

  19. Love the fabric and no one will ever know what lurks behind? lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. This is beautiful ... I love it and think I am going to have to use up a frame lying around here...found you through Homeworks

  21. Super cute idea! I'm hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!

  22. I love this. Must pin so I can copy it! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me party!

  23. YaY! Love when something old becomes something so fresh and so awesome. Great job. I am happy to be featuring this number today.

  24. I am so in love with this! Wanted to let you know I'm featuring it when my link party opens up tonight!

  25. You are simply amazing! I LOVE this!!!! You rock each and every creation! Hugs and TFS!!!

  26. I've wanted to create one of these for a long time now and you've given me inspiration! Love the choice of material. (Sharon)

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial on BeBetsy Brag About It. http://bebetsy. We'd love it if you would link back to us ♥♥ so appreciative!

    Sharon and Denise

  27. Love how the finished memo board looks. Love the fabric and the frame. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  28. Oh I just love this!! Followed you from your Boogie board Cottage feature. This looks high dollar, and yet you showed how simple it was to put together...I love it! This would be perfect for a wedding to display photos! XO


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