Message Boards

January 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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This one came from an old screen and is the first one I ever did.  I was inspired by Sues first book where she took an old screen and turned it into a cork board.  After that my creative juices flowed and a new obsession was born. 
This one came from the same screen door as the red one and has metal on top and cork on the bottom.
This one was from a wooden frame I found in a second hand store.  I put metal in the top and a chalkboard on the bottom.  I screwed in a metal tray on the bottom to hold chalk and an eraser. 
This one was from an old screen.  I put cork on the left and metal on the right.  The hardware is from the bottom of the screen that was originally used to clip the screen into the window.
This was a two pane window.  Cork on the left and chalkboard on the right.  I added the hardware from another window.
This one came from an old screen and is the first one I ever did.  I was inspired by Sues first book where she took an old screen and turned it into a cork board.  After that my creative juices flowed and a new obsession was born. 

This one came from an old screen and is the first one I ever did.  I was inspired by Sue's first book where she took an old screen and turned it into a cork board.  After that my creative juices flowed and a new obsession was born. 


These assorted message boards were made from old screens, windows, or frames.  Some I used as is except for some paint and the addition of cork, metal and chalkboard.  Others I deconstructed then reconstructed the frame and added other pieces of molding some old, some new, to get the design I wanted.  I used clip art and graphite paper to transpher and hand paint the designs and lettering.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
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Comments (13)

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bluejean writes: I just came across this post and although it was awhile ago I wanted to answer the questions asked about the cork.
I use to use the roll and would glued two layers, because it is thin, to plywood. But, now I look for old cork boards at thrift stores and yard sales and cut them down to fit. If the cork is torn up, I cover it with either fabric, a coffee bean sack or burlap. Hope that helps. Posted: 1:57 pm on January 15th
cedarburgbarnchix writes: I really love your idea, I have many old windows and would like to try to make one .What did you use behind the cork? Posted: 11:25 am on February 24th
purple412 writes: Hi Bluejean,
I love the message boards! I've done some with other architectural elements, but not doors, windows and screens. And I have some of these in my storage. I have a question for you though. I had a hard time finding cork board. I finally found some in a roll; and it was very thin, almost to thin to stick the pin in. Where did you get your cork board? And how was it sold? Thanks a bunch!
purple412 Posted: 7:52 pm on January 11th
HopingToJunk writes: I love these. I have been looking for a new & original idea for a message board for my kitchen. These have such great character. Thanks! Posted: 11:01 pm on January 9th
oophs67 writes: Hello Loved this idea and it will help when I set up my sewing room. Thanks for the great idea. Betty G in NC Posted: 4:25 pm on January 9th
fellowjunker writes: Your message boards are great.........I love them all. You've inspired me to try to make some out of a couple of old doors and windows I have.
xojanis Posted: 7:38 pm on January 4th
CottageElements writes: These boards are great. Like Gretchen says, everyone needs a message board. And I think my favs are the metal and cork, too. Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 4:41 pm on January 3rd
MimiToria writes: These are really nice and I love the combinations with the metal and cork.
Everyone needs a message board.
Gretchen Posted: 11:47 am on January 3rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Great work! I love each and every one of them. Your red one is so unique too! As Sue said, these pieces are timeless.

Excellent job!
Candy Posted: 8:19 am on January 3rd
FunktionalJunk writes: These are wonderful! I've done similar stuff with old windows but never old screens. They provide such a great frame I don't know why I haven't thought of that before. Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 11:35 pm on January 2nd
junkermidge writes: I love all your message boards. They are wonderful and you did a great job making them. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 3:59 pm on January 2nd
suewhitney writes: Hi Bluejean,

These are amazing! You did an awesome job constructing and adding your own special personality. What I love most about junk is that it is timeless. The first book came out about 5 years ago and the projects are still fresh and you my friend just proved that! Way to go!

Take care,
Sue

Posted: 1:49 pm on January 2nd
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