February 23, 2011

Kitchen Message Board

The theme in my kitchen (or in my mind, for my kitchen) is sort of a juxtaposition of the rustic and natural, and the ridiculously fancy, all in neutrals shades. ("Juxtaposition"....fun word!)

Like this:

& this!


So far I have these two things:
 My husband bought me this cutting board and spoon rest from Ross for practically noting. Yay, Ross!


So, I recycled my old cutting board to make this!
 
Because a person can only stand to say "Hold on, let me find a pen..." so many times!
Take an old cutting board...(and I don't know why it came out looking so gross in this photo...)


Drill a couple of holes in the top to hang it from, and super-glue some lonely clip-on earring to the bottom to hold notes. So easy!


I also glued some sparklies to the tops of some push-pins as well. :o)

Then you can tie a pencil to one of the holes you drilled. I wanted a natural look, so I sawed off the eraser and carved the outside off with a pocket knife. Then I glued a pearl on top. A little excessive maybe, but I want what I want. :o)
Then you can just hang it on two nails, or you can use string, rope, etc. to hang it up all pretty-like! 
I wanted to use a vintage pearl necklace to hang it, but I was afraid it might be a little too vintage to hold up the heavy board. So I used several strands of fishing twine, and then glued the necklace to the front. no one will ever know! Except you guys I guess. :o)


Then I tried to cover a couple of weird outlet covers with it. It almost worked!

 This photo came out so cheesy!
 It's like:
Now, I'm sure that you could probably go to Target and find something for $5 to hold your phone messages, but where's the fun in that? Besides walking around Target, I mean.

So that was a fun project that only took an hour! This wasn't the tutorial I was working on before I got the flu, so I'll have to share that later. But it was kinda fun, so I thought I'd share!

I hope you're having just one of your best days ever! :o)
Take care!
-Disney


43 comments:

  1. adorable, and always so good to hear from you! I hope you're enjoying your long lunch.

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  2. So pretty--and useful. Kitchens are always so busy, in my house at least, and having a semblance of organisation is good stuff.

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  3. so creative, as always!

    stop by and enter the simply nesting giveaway (great for a little girls room): http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  4. Great idea! How do you get your husband to let you make everything so sparkly and pretty? Mine complains about that all the time!

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  5. Hey Disney

    I am always so impressed about your ideas. You are so creativ und your things have so much style.
    I used several of your tutorials. So thank you so much for sharing them.
    By the way I am so glad that we have you back here even if it is not as often as it used to be.

    So thanks again and many greetings from Switzerland.
    Jackie

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  6. Aw, Disney! It's always so nice to hear from you! :) I just LOVE your style! I hope you are having one of your best days ever too! :)

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  7. I'm soooo envious that your husband lets you decorate all "girlie". You are amazing and Target would do well to sell your stuff. SERIOUSLY! Thanks for posting. Looking forward to the next one.

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  8. haha, that last photo made me laugh! you are so lovely :]

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  9. What a lovely idea ~ I love those sparkly pushpins, too :)

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  10. Love it! And I love your new spoon rest, too!

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  11. I LOVE this message board! Now if only I had wall space in my kitchen to hang it:( Oh well....maybe I'll get creative:) Thanks for sharing, hope you feel better real soon!

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  12. Thank you for making me laugh really hard! 'If you make this, all your wildest dreams will come true.' Good ol' Napolean Dynamite. I love the message board too.

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  13. I totally love this! I would never have thought of anything like this. I love your creativeness!!! I'm glad you are feeling better!

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  14. Great idea! I think I will look at the thrift store for an old cutting board.

    ~Ilsa

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  15. Very gorgeous and creative and I love your kitchen stool too - is it vintage?

    Sarah xxx

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  16. Super creative.

    Now, I can get rid of the fridge magnets holding my shopping lists.

    I like the look you're going for in your kitchen.

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  17. You are always so cute Disney! I'm always excited to see you post anything! XOXO

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  18. You are so clever!!! I love the look, and it's completely not anything I could have come up with! It's always so fun to see what you make! I like the look you're going for, too, and I LOOOOVE the yellow stool (or chair?) in the background!

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  19. that is such an awesome idea!!! LOVE the way you used the clip on earrings! :)

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  20. LOVE THIS! What a great idea to recycle a cutting board, and the clip on earrings to hold notes...to clever!

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  21. This is great! And it's totally something I would do. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I love the earrings - I have some that I never thought of using as an actual clip.... wonderful idea.

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  23. I love that idea! It turned out so pretty! I just love it when you come back to share some of your great ideas! :)

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  24. It is beautiful and will be perfect in your kitchen!

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  25. Hey Disney, it's nice to see you! This is such a cute and useful idea!

    Have a nice rest of the week. :)

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  26. Disney: So glad you and Paige are feeling better. I love that you take something "old" and make it new again. Miss not seeing you as often but enjoy it when we do.

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  27. So nice to hear from you! Or should I say read from you ;)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. How fun! I love the clip on earrings!! What a cute touch! Thanks for sharing Disney :)

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  29. Loved the cheesy picture caption!!! You're so funny =)

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  30. I love the look of this, rustic and functional in one. If you don't mind, I just might have to copy you on this one :)

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  31. I totally have that same vintage stool in my kitchen in pale pink. LOVE IT!

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  33. Oh, I love this! So simple and easy, but unique and beautiful!!

    I want one for my future kitchen. Maybe, if I find a special cutting board, I'll make it for my Hope Chest.

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  34. hey! good to hear from you! just wanted to let you know that you've inspired me to start sewing. my hubby bought me my sewing machine for christmas and so far i've made:
    http://ayazine.blogspot.com/search/label/diy%20projects
    looking forward to you future posts!
    xoxo,ayan
    ayazine.blogspot.com

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  35. Disney, I almost jump to your website just about everyday, thanks for letting us know that you're not leaving forever. I love your work. I also love the stuff you do for your little girl, I have two and I always get excited to see a girly tutorial.

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  36. genius. you are a genius. i heart everything you do.

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  37. Very creative-I'm now a follower!

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  38. You are TOO GOOD!!!! LOVE all of your things! :)

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  39. I had some old clip earrings, some without mates and had no idea what to do with them....until now! Thanks for the great idea!

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  40. "I'll just tell them, that i have nothing to say.." :D
    YAY! What a glorious idea for Clip-on Earrings! I'm making one. ;) one of these days...
    aimee

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  41. Love it!!!
    Weird question for ya. Where did you get that awesome chair/step stool. I know my grandma had one years ago. I love love it

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