D.I.Y. Rustic Noteboard

Board Front

Last Monday I was feeling a little flat, so I decided to get out for some exercise. To my delight, our street was having a hard rubbish collection, and I found some treasures! That’s right, I am that creepy girl who goes stealing peoples’ trash off the street. And darn proud of it!

These wooden frames were my faves, and I got to work right away to transform them. I wanted to incorporate some chicken wire that I’d picked up for a few dollars, and I needed a new note board for my office – perfect combination.

This was an easy project in terms of material – all you need is a simple wooden frame, chicken wire, nails, a hammer and some pliers (or wire cutters).

Board 1

The wire has to be stretched to make sure that it is evenly spaced and taut before you nail it to the back side of the frame. It’s also a good idea to turn the edges of the wire in and cover them with duct tape to make sure they don’t catch on things (or cut you).

Once you’re done, grab some mini pegs (yes, they’re mandatory) and start pegging stuff!

Board 2

Board 3

I love the rustic look of the chicken wire and the fact that I made a useful object out of something that was meant to be thrown away. Upcycling for the win!

Board 6

Here’s a shot of how the board looks hanging in my office – the cards are from a Kikki K inspiration pack, and I have been waiting to display them for ages (notice that there are no actual work related notes up there – one day maybe!).

Board 5

10 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Rustic Noteboard

    • Tamara Kate says:

      Thanks Sarah! I loved your post today too, it is such a cute game, and the little bag you made is perfect! It’s so good when you get to combine being creative with being functional :)

    • Tamara Kate says:

      Thanks Lauren :) Thank you for taking the time to comment – when I saw your comment I went over to check out your blog, and I found it really interesting. You’re definitely very brave for being so open about your conditions, and I think more people should follow your example. It would be great if one day mental illness was understood and not subject to the same stigmatism that it is now because of people like you who speak out.

  1. Jacinta says:

    Very rustic- it would make a great pin board for the table layout for your wedding as well :) Good to know you were able to re use and recycle to make this wonderful project- great job!

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