before & after: memo board

Today’s inspiration is taking the old and making it new again.
I got this lovely memo board from my Grammie several years ago and over time it’s been bleached/stained by the sun. Exhibit A:

So it’s been stashed in a closet because I couldn’t bear to cast is aside. I started by peeling the backing off, much to the delight of a couple fur balls.
I used my trusty staple gun to attach new fabric around the board.
Re-attached the backing with my glue gun.
Adhered some ribbon where the twine used to be and added some new star embellishments to replace the seashells.
Et voila:
Now, in all honesty, this doesn’t match anything in our apartment, so I think it’s going to end up in my etsy shop.
The moral of the story? If you’re about to chuck something in the trash, consider what it could be with a little TLC.
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