Vintage Farmhouse-Style Reminder Center
While some people just need a "Message Center" in their homes, *I* need a REMINDER CENTER! Put out the recycling...empty the dishwasher...buy stamps...Mom's birthday tomorrow...you get the idea! So I created one by repurposing a vintage washboard and some old, deconstructed mouse traps as "clip boards". Love that farmhouse style!
I just love old washboards, don't you? So when I found an affordable one, I snapped it up...but it was a tad too "blonde" for my taste...
But with a little wood stain, I made it a brunette- much better!
To turn it into a Reminder Center, I wanted to capitalize on it's magnetic corrugated metal. Sure, I could just use cute magnets, but why not create "clip boards" with old mouse traps??
I removed the hardware I didn't need (i.e., the holding bar and the catch) and glued basic magnets to the backs.
Then, I added hooks to the legs (using simple robe hooks from the hardware store)...
And gave these new, white cup hooks the vintage treatment with some spray paint...
And then I added a hanging mechanism to the back!
All done! And ready to hang... (and remind me of stuff).
BOOM! Perfect...and in that farmhouse style I just love. :)
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