I don’t think it’s a very well kept secret that I’m a HUGE fan of colour. Of course, I can do neutral, but when it comes to decorating I do love adding a “pop” here and there. Normally it’s turquoise or duck egg blue, but for this memo board project I went off-road and chose something different!
Our office is fairly neutral (at the moment .. give me time 😉 !) with pale green walls. As I’m spending quite a bit of time in the office when I’m writing my blog posts, I figured I wanted to add something that makes me happy when I look at it. AND something that’s functional at the same time.
So when I saw this old mirror on Facebook Marketplace I knew exactly what I had in mind! It was nice, but seriously lacked the happy vibe I was looking for.
Not for long though!! I used this “lush pink” acrylic paint to add some fun to the frame. It needed 2 coats – leave to dry in between coats. Here it is after 1 coat of paint:
How much brighter does that look already??!
I originally painted the inner border white, but didn’t like it. It didn’t stand out enough to my liking and so I grabbed my go-to blackboard paint instead. You can see the difference here:
making the fabric memo board
I used a roll of wadding material to cut around the backboard. I cut this to size to fit perfectly on top of the board.
Next, I used this fun fabric (just how gorgeous is this colour combo??!) placed the board on top and cut around it. Leave a generous amount around the border which will be used to fold over and attached to the back of the board.
Take a hot glue gun and fold over the material, gluing it down one section at a time.
Once you are happy that it’s all dried, all that’s left is to add the ribbon and the pins.
adding the ribbons to your memo board
I probably would have preferred to have slightly thinner ribbon. However, I was working with what I had to hand and so I went for a pink satin ribbon that matched the Flamingo colours perfectly. It’s similar to this one here.
I didn’t get many photos of this process but took some screen shots of a little video I did, so excuse the quality!
I started by placing a length of ribbon diagonally across the board. Hot glue in place to the back.
Next, place another length of ribbon diagonally to form a cross. Like this:
Secure on the back with hot glue (or a staple gun if you prefer).
Next, create diagonal strips of ribbon that run parallel with the other strips. I measured these out with a ruler to make sure they were the same distance. Hot glue to the back to secure (making sure there is a bit of tension to the ribbons). You should now have something like this:
finishing off your memo board
To secure the ribbons where they cross I chose to use these pins. I still had some left over from a previous project (a super-simple, no gluing, no previous craft experience required Spring wreath, which you can find here – it’s so cute but oh so easy to make!). Turns out they were the perfect pinky colour to finish off this “Pretty in Pink” fabric memo board.
And here’s how it’s looking in the office.
Let’s start with the obvious things .. that bright pop of colour!! How gorgeous is that shade?
And here it is, PERFECT in pink 😉
I love how this has brightened the little corner on the desk ..
Remember what it looked like?
Now it’s perfect for adding appointment cards and other special memories!
Like a picture of our wedding day ..
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