Saturday, February 19, 2011

Killer Bulletin Board

There is a challenge on Funky Junk Interiors blog tonight.

It's all about bulletin boards.

Count me in.

I'm all about organization. My husband is not, unless I'm the one doing it, (for him, of course.)

So, here goes....

First, I've had this old window frame I purchased at a garage sale a couple years ago for $1. Yep. $1. I know how much the funky junk lady likes old wood, so I'm using this.

No windows, just the frame.

In it, I'm putting an old school chalkboard I have had laying around

homosote board ripped (literally) from one UGLY bulletin board I bought at Goodwill for $1.50. It was already covered in burlap, which is perfect.

And lastly, some metal, which my loving hubby cut from an old cookie sheet that was being used as something else.

I nailed it all to the back of the window frame.

Cool, huh? Now for some decoration.

Every bulletin board needs a flower made out of coffee filters and painted a very BRIGHT shade of pink (courtesy of the lovely Grace a couple years ago. Can't even remember which grade she was in!)

A homemade "home" sign made by a friend, and a VERY old picture of my kiddos and nephew. They were all under the age of 3, and I can't even tell you why it's my favorite, but it is very worn from use.

For the "metal" part of the board, I have some great magnets I bought at our church's Holiday Bazaar a couple years ago. Very vintage looking.

Add some berries, hang it from a picture wire and an old window sash handle-y thing. (totally don't know what they are called.)

Definitely rockin' if I do say so myself. AND EASY.

So head on over to the Saturday Nite Special link at Funky Junk Interiors. You can click here or on the picture link below.


  1. Love it ~ came out great~ love old school chalkboards
    Stopping in from FJI-SNS

  2. Love what you did with the window! I really like the idea of having the chalkboard, bulletin board and magnet board all in one place!

  3. Love your new bulletin board. The three paned window was just made for this idea!

    I really love that you used an old sash handle thing for a hook... I may just borrow this idea :)


  4. I love, love, love this idea...we have a lot of old windows and doors floating around outside in our barns. Just may have to put this on my spring "get-done" list! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  5. Super cute! I have some old windows, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. What a neat idea! And so versatile! Thanks for sharing!

  7. you're so good at this stuff! the question now is "how much will you charge for one of these when you open your Etsy shop?" :)

  8. You are amazing!! This is awesome and so cute too. You just whipped this up like you were making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich--with ease. Well done, well done!

  9. You are awesome!!! really you do the family proud! and I need some eggs:)

  10. I would love to sell this idea on my future etsy shop, but can you imagine the shipping! I think this would have to be a come pick it up kind of thing...or for you, lindzwhite (cuz) it might have to be something made extra special for you while you're out here this summa!


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