Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Canvas Memo Board

In the spirit of getting organized I thought I would blog about something I made before blogging.  It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I haven't had a chance to do anything crafty in a few days.........

I had this problem in my kitchen:

We no longer had a land line.  I wanted to rip it out but that involved sheet rock, mudding, paint, etc.....  So I lived with it.  Bugged me every time I walked by it.  Thought about putting something over it but even if I could the connector in the middle would cause it to poke to far out from the wall and that would probably bother me more!

While working on another project it dawned on me that a canvas would work perfectly!  Got a 12x12 canvas, a sheet of 12x12 paper and mod podged together.  Had to do a little trimming to make it work but nothing noticeable (especially since it is usually covered in junk!).

Painted 6 clothespins and hot glued them on. 

Sits perfectly atop the box! 

I have cleaned it up since the new year but it usually holds far more paper than this and has held up beautifully!

And even though I hated the box its location has worked out perfectly because this is the section of the counter that I sort the mail and keep my keys.  Has really helped keep the junk off of the counter or remind me to grab something before I walk out of the door!

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  1. I know! I hate those ugly things. I have one but its behind a bookcase at the moment.
    Love the idea of the canvas and pins.
    I am inspired :)
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  2. What a great project! I love using canvases - such a blank slate for anything and everything. Great job!! :)

  3. Cute idea! I would love to have one of these in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing:) I am a new follower. Would love you to stop by sometime!
    Karen@ Pocket Full of Pink

  4. Great idea! I do things like this all the time since I rent my house ;)
    You should join me in Handmade 52!

  5. Very Cute! I can always use memo boards!
    Following you from Creation Corner.

  6. This is awesome, what a creative idea to hide something you hate.

  7. Thanks to linking up to Show Your Stuff blog hop last week, I have this weeks up:

  8. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at my party!

  9. Perfect idea!! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

  10. Perfect solution! If you can't remove it, cover it. I need to do this in a couple of places! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

  11. That is so fabulous. I have the same kind of thing on my kitchen wall that I need to cover...great idea! So glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!!

  12. So simple yet so clever. I need to work on putting more things on the wall so I don't have them on the counter top.

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower and would be so honored if you'd follow my blogging journey as well (if you don't already! : )).

    ~Abbie (

  13. Such a great idea! Saw your link on Sasse Life and joined your followers! Would love it if you would check out my blog, Funky Pink Cupcakes!

  14. Oh what a great idea! We're slowly moving away from our landline - but luckily our only socket is tucked away near the floor in one of our smaller rooms!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  15. What a great way to cover up that land line that gets no use anymore.
    A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea yesterday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  16. This is a fantastic idea.
    Can I ask how you attached the pegs?

  17. i did this too, only less creatively with a picture. such an eye sore, isn't it? i love that you can put all kinds of important stuff up on it. thanks for linking it up to my party!

    andie @ crayonfreckles

  18. Donna, the perfect combination of style & function!

    Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!