Monday, April 30, 2012

Did You Get The Memo?

I have been crazy about memo boards lately. 
I don't really need them. I pin a lot of my "memos" on pinterest so I don't need to post inspiration around the house. I would love to have a girly office, but I blog from the couch.
Still I love them and have been seeing a few different things as memo boards that really aren't . Repurposing them is just too fun.

It started with this old screen I picked up at the builder supply. 

I decorated it with little pieces and bits. I was so pleased with it, I bought another one on our last little weekend at the lake.

There are about 4 little towns for antiquing around the lake house and we rotate towns each time. I find something just about each time. The prices are so much cheaper than in the city. 

The tole tray was $12.00 if you can believe that. The ironstone pitcher was $14.00. I have something fun planned this summer for the little fruit baskets.

I had been eyeing this screen for months and finally broke down and got it.  It is adjustable to fit any window that doesn't have screens. 
Although I feel very sorry for those that relied on a screen to cool them in the Texas heat. 

I have the perfect little spot in my sunroom. Read about my sunroom redo here.

Did you know that vintage screening was magnetic?
I had no idea. But it is and I was thrilled with the possibilities.
I gathered some cute magnets.

 My brothers and I at Mackinac Island.

The vintage sheet music came from a recent trip to the thrift. I had been lamenting the fact that I gave a huge stack away a number of years ago. I was tickled to find a stack that belonged to an organist in town.

Bill thinks I've totally lost it with the ORB spray paint. I sprayed all my refrigerator magnets. 

 I've been going a little buggy around here.  
What do ya think?
Linking with,
Newbie Party @ Debbie Doos 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style 
DIY by Design: Swing into Spring Party
You have got to stop by these blogs. 
They have helped me so much. I want to help them! 


  1. Katie,
    Great finds.Especially that screen.I did not know they were magnetic.Another reason to love these.Love what you did with yours.

  2. Katie that is very sweet and very cute. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  3. I had the same thought as you about a memo boards. Loved them but didn't really need one and didn't know where to put it. Now I need to get a screen. Thanks for the idea.

    1. Thank you Stephanie. It just speaks to me of summer! I hope you find one.

  4. I think it looks terrific! I am just now getting in to ORB spray paint.

    1. I love it. Let me know what you do with it. :)

  5. Oh I love it. I haven't tried ORB yet, but will have to give it a try. The sheet music is so darling I could squeal! Great job!

    1. Thank you Miriam. I was so glad to find some for crafting after giving all mine away years ago.
      Thank you for stopping by.

  6. I need to go to little towns too! The prices in my area are ridiculous! Great finds! I really love the screen!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Cristina. I love the savings when antiquing out of town.

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    1. Thank you Ranae for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it and can't wait to stop by your place!

  8. What a terrific screen. I love all the little vintage touches you decorate with. They add such charm. (Newest follower)

    1. Thank you for being a new follower and leaving a comment. :)