Friday, January 30, 2015

Message Center & Spoon Display

Have you ever had something hanging in one place for so long that you actually forget about it and then one day you do notice it and think what a mess it looks like? Yeah, me too.

I really don't collect spoons, but I do have a few that my mom gave me and also, the baby spoons of the kids. They had been hanging from a wooden spoon display for years at the end of that cabinet and it caught my eye the other day.

Let me show you how bad it was. Brace yourself.

See? I wasn't kidding. Bad. Bad. Bad!
It had to go.

I took all the spoons down and cleaned them a little and threw the spoon rack in the trash. I put a little hot glue on the back of the spoons and attached them to cork squares.

I found a magnetic chalkboard that just happened to fit perfectly on the side of the cabinet. I used the Command picture hanging velcro things (I don't know what they're actually called.) to attach the chalkboard to the cabinet and then used them again to add the white board and cork squares to the chalkboard.

I used upholstery tacks to hold the markers. They're actually longer that regular thumbtacks.

See those sunflower magnets? Jalynn made those for me about 4 years ago. You can see how she made them Here.

Have a great weekend!

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Cranberry Morning said...

I sure do know what you mean. We have lived in the same place for 26 years and after a while you just don't notice things (until you've got company coming, LOL). I like the transformation, Terri. Cute idea. I wonder which area of my house I should address first. Have a wonderful weekend.

MrsNat said...

I cannot believe you threw away the spoon rack. Those are so cute painted up shabby-like and used as jewelry display pieces! Crap.

Maria said...

What a beautiful collection of spoons! They look just lovely the way you displayed them!

debilee said...

Stopping by from Making Monday... I really like the look of your spoon display you created. It's so absolutely perfect for that spot! I work in School Nutrition and will have my own office starting next school year -- you've given me a great idea for messages!

Debi @ That Crafty Lunch Lady

Rose FineCraftGuild said...

The spoon display really gives loads of class to your bulletin board. Lovely collection of spoons. It's always fun when you link up with us at the Fine Craft Guild. We look forward to seeing what you'll bring us each Wednesday!