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Friday, January 13, 2012

Memo Board and Cork Board Tutorials

I worked on two of my projects today. Both were for my newly painted laundry room. These are easy and inexpensive to make and I love the way they look! For the memo board...
  1. I bought a poster frame.
  2. Remove the Plexiglas and cardboard back and lay a piece of batting, the same size on the top of both. Cover with fabric, which has been cut a couple of inches larger, wrap around the edges and attach on the back with a staple gun.
  3. Lay back into frame.
  4. Arrange ribbon pieces in a decorative pattern. I held mine in place with straight pins until I got them symmetrical. Tuck into frame and secure entire board into frame. Attach upholstery tracks where the ribbons cross, letting them puncture into the cardboard securely.
  5. Finished!

for the cork board...
  1. I used an identical poster frame. No need to take apart.
  2. Fit top with thin cork tiles directly on Plexiglas. Trim pieces if necessary.
  3. They should fit inside the frame snugly like puzzle pieces.
  4. Secure with hot glue on all corners of the tiles.
  5. Finished!
Completed laundry room reveal will be this Monday. Fun!

54 comments:

  1. It's all in the detail. You've done a great job. This is going to be the smartest Laundry Room in the universe.

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  2. Very nice Betsy! I need a cork board in my kitchen--I think I could do that!

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  3. Look amazing Besty I need one to (lol)

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  4. How clever and USEFUL! Right now my "small corkboard" is completely covered with grandchildren's photos. I need to get a bigger on, and really organize it. Thanks for the inspsiration.

    In our small house, my laundry room has to serve many purposes: Laundry of course, pantry, Art Studio, and there are no free walls...Can't wait to see your "finished" laundry room.

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  5. Thanks, all. Both were really easy to do. My laundry room is actually part of a hallway! I had this nice big wall to work with. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

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  6. Look at you going all creative once more
    Creating some new wall decor
    Making you laundry area feel all nice and snug
    For when you give the laundery pile a tug
    A laundry feat
    That looks all nice and neat

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  7. Looks like you had a really fun day.

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  8. Those will be so fun, they look great! ;D

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  9. Pat ~

    Since I spend half my life in there
    I thought I should have some beauty to share!
    The laundry mountain
    in always shoutin'.
    Yes, I give it a tug
    and it multiples a lug.

    Glad the cats don't wear clothes
    the mountain would be as high as Goodness knows.
    lol...

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  10. Silver ~ busy day...lots of multitasking! I also put three coats of paint on a door!

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  11. It really looks great. You tend to appreciate more also because the custom job was your work.

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  12. LD ~ that is true. You do appreciate it more if you made it yourself!

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  13. Pat ~ did you notice your bush #3 on my memo board spree?

    And how about you, Silver
    See a Tern there?

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  14. I didn't, because I didn't blow up the photos, sorry. My eyes aren't good enough to spot things like that. Other than that, all I can say is... Awww.

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  15. Silver ~ you must have had your glasses off?

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  16. Even with my glasses, my eyes weren't good enough. :(

    Gettin' old, doll...

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  17. very nice betsy these look very fancy...and a nice simple project...well done...

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  18. haha if you were one of those that dressed cats up all nice and neat
    I think the cats toes would curl on his feet
    Those people tend to be a bit scary
    Cats are meant to be hairy..haha

    Yeah I zoomed in and saw that
    Left another comment at your mat
    Must have got eaten by blogger and error 503
    But gotta love bush number three
    I admit I first saw the guy head coming out of the cup
    As small I made a slight hiccup
    And thought it was a the loo
    His head was coming out of to view...LOL

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  19. Pat ~ Blogger is doubling my comments today
    and eating yours as you type away.

    haha...well, that head in the toilet would be you
    after you'd eaten a variety of food.
    No, it's only a really big coffee cup.
    Which you'll be spared with any luck.

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  20. haha yeah that would be the size of it
    A variety really does make my stomach have a fit
    15+ years of eating the same stuff
    Makes new things go down rough..haha

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  21. We could give you apple juice in that cup.
    Then you'd really lap it up!
    ha.

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  22. They look wonderful...great job!

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  23. thanks, dear...I really think I'm going to enjoy them! I need to put some of my art on them, too!

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  24. Your bulletin boards are great! My daughter-in-law made some a couple of years ago, and I thought how cute and clever they were. Mickie :)

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  25. They are working pieces of art.

    Hummm...thinking of painting and what color to use. Gray...hummm...

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  26. Those would make for a really cool gift and could be made in many different sizes. I have one that is half cork and half memo. Also one that is half chalkboard and half cork.

    I have also seen where you can make a memo board out of really strong cardboard and just not having a frame. The material is wrapped around the edges. I guess that is a good way to recycle.

    I am wondering if the boys will take over once they realize they can put up pictures of trains on there. You are so artistic and thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    God bless.

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  27. Fabulous! Love the memo board!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  28. These are great, Betsy!! So organized looking! Can't wait to see the reveal. Have a wonderful weekend. blessings ~ tanna

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  29. Christine ~ oooh...let me know what color you pick! What room?

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  30. MrsU ~ I hope the boys don't take over them! ha. But they do walk past them to get to their bedroom!

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  31. You drink your secon coffe(lol)?

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  32. Hi, Gloria~

    Yes, how did you know? I just poured my second cup! ha.

    Do you feel better today?

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  33. Yes Betsy, Im better and I hope to be, I have today like yours wendsday (and others Im sure) Have to go town, My mom has birthday and Dad asked me I buy something (lol), have some kids friends here (they sleep here) and make lunch, and I hope to finish a post, Im a little lazy to post and Betsy, you dont believe that (I still have the Christmas tree(: I hope to make tomorrow, look nice (lol)

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  34. How you see dear Im still not really better, look I made, sorry,sorry I repeat the same, sorry Betsy (You can delete the other me)

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  35. Oh, it sounds like a fun day, though. Are you making a dessert for you mom's birthday? Does she have a favorite?

    It's always fun when Taylor has friends sleep over. Well...more fun for them that us. ha. But still fun. Up late and sleep late, too. :)

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  36. This board is usually a gift shop in many places on the Internet or stored on the bulletin board. It is used to display several types of memos, greeting cards, postcards, notes, photos, notes and many other accessories.

    Van and a Man London

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  37. I wake up about 4 AM and they still talking and eat in my lioving beside the Christmas tree, was really bizarre, but I sent all of them to sleep,
    Im think to make a cake to my mom Iwill ask her what she prefer, and is not bad idea a dessert.
    Im working in somethings because all sleep now (lol)
    The kids are in summer vacationes:)
    have a lovely day betsy:)

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  38. Yes I think always ir more fun to them to me, they laugh a lot and you know the kids loved rock music (lol)

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  39. I'm loving the colour of the walls :) That grey would look magnificent with lime green things in the room :)

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  40. Oh, the kids will sleep all day! ha. Yes, summer vacation...how fun for them.

    Have a lovely day, Gloria! xo

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  41. Thanks, Dez! Lime green? I'll remember that! :)

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  42. Such easy projects! Can't wait to see the entire laundry room! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  43. Hey Betsy, how much snow did you get? We have about five inches! I'm so happy I could sing. :)

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  44. nice project - i could use one of those!

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  45. Betsy, it's really lovely, what a wonderful clever idea! have a wonderful day :-)

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  46. Does HGTV know about you? You should have your own show!

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  47. Rebecca ~ We don't have two inches~! I can still see grass in some spots peaking through. It's still snowing though, very lightly.

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  48. That's a great idea Betsy....you did good!

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  49. Gloria ~ me, too!

    How was your mom's birthday?

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  50. Love them! Very simple idea and they turned out beautifully!

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