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Memo Board Revamped

The first item to be changed in the Laundry Room was the Memo Board.
It's a cork board I bought at Costco long time ago that had served us well but, it was SO plain and simple that I didn’t want to keep it any longer.

And to make matters worse, it was too small for that wall.
Well, it was time to do something.  Since I don’t like to get rid of things that still work, I decided to make it bigger and give it a new life.

Here is my new Memo Board:

This is how it looked before:
I began creating the mirror frames, these are the dimensions I worked with:

The wood I used

All the wood pieces were ready to be assembled.

Putting the frames together, beginning with the small inside squares.
two nails at each end
Frames ready to be painted.
and here, measuring the mirror

All spray painted:

A pretty fabric was glued to the cork board using spray adhesive:

Almost done, waiting for the mirror to be cut.

Checking how it looked without the mirror!

I used an old cheap mirror I had, those you used to hang behind doors, cut it in half.
Guess who volunteered to cut it?  yes, Dear Mr. RLC! 
First time cutting glass or a mirror for this matter, he practiced a lot on a spare piece of glass, the result: Perfection.


I put each piece of mirror behind the frames keeping them in place with the same cardboard (cut in half), the original mirror had.  Stapling it to the new wood frames.

The two long sides of the Memo board were re-installed and the board was secured to the wall with screws.  The mirrors (top and buttom) were hung to the wall really close to the Memo board to make it look like one whole piece.

This is the hardware I used for the mirrors.

Here again:

I am very happy with the final board. The mirrors are my favorite part, they bounce light coming from those windows on the other side, making this little room a bit brighter. :)

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  1. That is so fantastic and clever! Well done! :-)

  2. Very clever, Cristina. And it looks great too! I love that the mirror adds more light to the room. Great job!

  3. Great job! Love the mirror!
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  4. WoW!!! What a difference with the pin board...very nice! Thanks you so much for stopping in...I'm your follower now!

  5. Wow! Job well done. That was quite the project!


  6. this is one stunning memo did a wonderful job on this DIY project.


  7. Wow! That is seriously impressive. I found you over at Debbie's Newbie party. Hope you'll check out my blog when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower!

  8. Thanks for sharing your terrific project at Potpourri Friday!

  9. This is such a creative idea! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  10. That is awesome! Looks so modern now! Nice work and thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!


  11. I just bought a mirror at the $ tree that looks exactly like the one you made! and it is black too! You'll see when I finish my latest project! love the geometric pattern...can't believe you made it!

  12. What an idea! Very creative and I love the fabric you chose…I put that same pattern on a chair, only mine was a coral color! You wrote up a great tutorial too. I'd love for you to share it at my blog party, Twirl & Take a Bow at I think it would make a great addition to the party. It's every Tuesday through Sunday. Hope you can stop by!

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