Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Message Board Out of Old Screen Door

I bought an antique screen door at a salvage store in Tacoma one day this summer with Molly and all the kids. I bought the door thinking I would actually use it for the front door of my house, but it was just a bit too long. I had it in my garage for a month or two before I figured out what I wanted to do with it.

I am in the process of decorating my downstairs office and really wanted the old tag board
that I had in my kitchen to move to my office, it was a better fit for the office.
(Photo's of the finished office to follow sometime soon)

This left me with a large blank wall in my kitchen and that would drive me nuts!

Here is what I did.

I found corkboard cut to size for one part of the door, dry erase calendars (backed with fiber glass) for another, both found at Artco Crafts. I then had a board cut to size at Lowes for the largest part. I painted the board with Rustoleum magnetic and chalkboard paint.

Here are some other message boards from Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs that I like.

It was not the easiest project, a couple trips to the craft store, and around $100 for everything (including the antique door itself).
I am sure it will be full of Halloween pics from my kids very soon.


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