Tuesday, September 23, 2008

flea market find transformation - elegant message board

Remember this open-backed frame we found at the antiques flea market? We told you we'd show you some fun transformations for our finds, and Stacy found a gorgeous way to put this frame to use.

She took this backless wooden frame, which had been painted black, cork-on-a-roll, fabric, and foam core and made this beautiful message board.

First she hot-glued the fabric to a piece of cork (from a large roll) just a little larger than the frame. She then sandwiched the fabric-covered cork between the frame and a piece of foam core (that thick poster board stuff kids use for their science fair projects). The foam core and cork are secured in the back of the frame with metal brackets. She also added picture-hanging hardware so she can display it for her family to leave messages and tack up important reminders. Like, "Dinner at Chuck E. Cheese's tonight!" At least that's the kind of important message you'd find at my house.

With a beautiful piece of fabric, this message board can be made in any size with any flea market or thrift store frame find. Don't forget--spray paint is your friend! And try our custom thumbtacks to complete your board!

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6 Responses to “flea market find transformation - elegant message board”

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I've got to do something like that with some old broken windows I have. That is cute!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday...100 things and being saucy was a lot of fun!!

I love a crafty blog...I'll be back!

~Trish~ said...

Awesome!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog when it was featured last week! I'm still trying to catch up with all the comments I got!!

The Sorensen Family said...

What a great idea! Love it!

The Sorensen Family said...

Do you know if they're going to do the flea market again? I'm kicking myself for not knowing about this!

Anonymous said...

Stacy you look great, as always!! What a great find!

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