6 Easy-to-Make Upcycled Message Boards

Decorate your walls and stay organized with message and memo boards made inexpensively from repurposed items.
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Photo By: Joanne Palmisano ©Susan Teare

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Joanne Palmisano

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Joanne Palmisano

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Joanne Palmisano

Six-Pane Window Done Three Ways

This repurposed window uses three different mediums to get the message across. Two panes were covered in chalk paint, two panes were filled with dry-erase board, and cork covered in fabric was inserted into the last two panes. Design by Joanne Palmisano

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Fabric-Covered Cork Board

This is an easy way to get a custom shabby-chic look. An old frame was painted then lightly sanded to give it an aged look. Then pretty fabric was adhered to a sheet of cork board then inserted into the frame.

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Old School Chalkboard

A vintage classroom chalkboard became a family calendar and a catch-all for keys, phones and mail.

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Chalkboard Menu

An ornate frame found at a thrift store got a second life with the help of some chalkboard paint and chalk.

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Magnet Board

A sheet of 16-gauge galvanized steel was inserted into a garage-sale frame to create this handy magnetic memo board.

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Glass Window

A salvaged single-pane window was turned into memo board for dry-erase markers. A yellow piece of thin plywood was added to the back of the glass to create a bright background for the messages.

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