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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

DIY Wired Memo Board | Guest Mom Tonia


Hi, it's Tonia from The Gunny Sack, and I'm sharing a fun DIY project. I've seen a few of these Framed Wire Memo Boards online...I even "stuffed" some in my gunny sack! I finally gave it a try and am happy with the results!


I picked these beauties up at my local thrift store for $1.50 a piece. The frames are plastic.


With my handy dandy Black and Decker screwdriver I removed the screws that held the back in place.


Using a primer, I coated the frame. BTW, my son found the Close To Home comic in the frame very hilarious...it says "To encourage young teen boys to use deodorant, Mennen unveils its new Speed Stick Slide."


After letting the primer dry, I spray painted this Krylon, satin finish, teal color over the primer.


Here it is...painted and dried!


Next, I traced the back piece that I had removed earlier onto the wire with a permanent marker. (The wire mesh I used was from a roll that my husband had out in the garage that he picked up from out local True Value.) Using a wire cutter, I clipped the wires at the markings.


It didn't fit perfectly (of course) so I had to do a little more clipping, as I fitted the wire oval onto the back of the frame. Once again, using the B & D screwdriver, I put the screws back in place trying to make sure they caught some of the wire underneath to hold it.


Both clothes pins and magnets (because the wire is metal) work for holding items in place. As does just poking them through the holes.

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