Sunday, June 1, 2014

White-Washed Memo Board

My weekend was full of projects. Some were a success and some weren't (yet!!) This project I consider a success.

This is a simple project with big results. I created a shabby-chic display to organize all those little notes and receipts we all have lying around. Also perfect for displaying photos or cards!

 I was originally going to use chalk paint on the board, but after seeing a project by Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage, I decided to try white-wash instead.

I found these adorable clothespins in the bin section at Michael's. My first thought was, "I can make these myself." (As always!) But they were only $2 a pack. I couldn't make this many patterns for that price.

I used a long plank of balsa wood for the board. To make the white-wash, I mixed 4-parts paint to 1-part water. Using a sponge brush, I painted it on, let it sit for a couple minutes, then wiped it down with a rag. I repeated this process twice.

After the paint was dry, I laid out the clothespins on the board then marked where each would be glued.

I tried Weldbond glue for the first time and loved it. I wanted the ability to adjust the clothespins after gluing to make sure they were straight so hot glue was out of the question. This glue dries quickly and holds firm.

I applied a small amount of glue to each pin and the board, pressed it in place, then adjusted to make sure it was straight.

Finally, I hot glued a piece of twine to the back as a hanger.

Ready for all the reminder's!!

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  1. What a great idea! I love that you can use each clip for a different day of the week too!

    1. Thanks!! There are so many uses for this. Notes, receipts, cards, photos...

  2. What a perfect weekend DIY! That would have been my first thought finding those clothespins too but what a deal- gotta love Michaels! XO, D

    1. Michael's definitely rocks. Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. Oooh, I definitely want to make one of these for some printed Instagram pictures! I love it!

    1. How cute!!! I want to see the finished product!

  4. Very cute! I love the patterned clothespins!

    The Tiny Heart

    1. They're pretty cute and you can't beat $2 a pack!!

  5. This is adorable
    Would have loved to have this for the boys artwork when they were wee ones

  6. I actually did a version of this for another project I have coming up similar to that.

  7. I think the white wash turned out great! Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings : )

  8. Adorable, I need to make one like this!


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