As you know, I recently updated my daughter's bedroom, at her request.
Her new tween look is really coming together. For a while now, she has wanted a memo board like the style tile boards Pottery Barn Teen sells.
I love them, however, they sell them at a very steep price (prices range from $179-$349...YIKES).
I knew I could do something similar for so much less.
I started by purchasing four cork boards from Walmart. They were $5 each and were 14"x14". I then purchased two sets of frames, 28" long each, on clearance from Michaels for $10 each. I couldn't find white, so I painted the frames with the trim paint I used in her room.
I went to JoAnn's and picked out this fabric. In total I spent just under $5 for all of the fabric.
Using duct tape I wrapped each of the cork boards in different fabric.
After all four were wrapped, I turned them over.
I then used duct tape to attach them all together.
The frame went together easily with a little wood glue and the L brackets that hold it all together.
It was that simple.
The calendar and memo board used to be on my daughter's wall. They are vinyl adhesive and stick to anything, including these fabric covered tiles.
You can see that we have my daughter's Pottery Barn Teen bean bag on the floor in the corner under the memo board. It's actually a great place to hang out for her. I think this wall is done now too.
My daughter was thrilled when she got home from school and saw what I had made for her.
Here's the cost breakdown:
4 corkboards at $5 each - $20
Fabric - $5
Frame - $20
Total cost - $45
The whole project took me under an hour.
It would have taken even less time if I didn't have to paint the frame.
I can't wait to hear what you think.