Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Cookie Sheet Memo Board

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I took over this area in our garage that already had a little cart/counter that my hubby made years ago.  It’s just the right size for me to do projects, has space for me to keep some of the things I use a lot and has a nice light I can kick on so I can see what I’m doing.


I wanted to have somewhere I could put pictures, instructions, and ideas of things I might want to make.  So I took an old cookie tray we had {clean, but old}. 
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Please note that just because your tray may be metal, this does not mean that it will hold magnets.  You may need to use a magnetic paint on the tray first.  {Don’t ask me how I know}. 


I bought a blue craft paint to paint around the edging of the tray and did two coats.
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I measured my scrapbook paper and cut it to size.  I had to use about a sheet and a half to fit this tray.  I chose to use a paper with a soft blue background and faint writing on it.  While doing this, I thought that the blue paint was a bit too bright for the paper.  I grabbed a can of oak stain that we had and wiped that over the blue to tone it down.
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I put Mod Podge on the tray and on the paper, lining up the second piece as close as possible.
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Once dry, I applied Mod Podge over the top of the whole thingI still have to finish a couple of things, like finishing it off to hang over this little countertop.  Then I’ll be able to put some of my potential projects up there for inspiration!
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48 comments:

asnipofgoodness said...

Cute idea, great project!

I want that chair on your side bar too!!!!!

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

This is such a cute idea! Kathy, Ilove how you claimed this spot in the garage. "Use it or lose it" is a great motto we use in our house...my husband might lose his WHOLE garage. haha.

Diane at InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Kathy- I just love what you did with the cookie sheet. I am in cleaning mode and trying to get my office super organized. I just finished covering an Ikea magnetic board that was my daughters cast-off with fabric. If I need another one you can bet I am going to my kitchen and grabbing a cookie sheet.

The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy~
Love how this turned out. You did a great job with it.
Hope you are having a great weekend,
Donna

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Now you need to make some cute glass bead magnets to go on your cute memo board!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Kathy. I love the paint and scrap book paper you chose. I'd much rather see something created from something with another purpose than something new.

Hugs...Tracy :)

susan said...

This is too cute and so clever for a kitchen! I envy your having a project space--although I would freeze to death in our garage right now!

Cote de Texas said...

great idea! I just wish i had free space in my garage for anything - its my storage room for my business and forget it! there's no room to hardly walk in there!!!! thanks for your sweet comment tonight.
Joni

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

this is so adorable... i need to get some magnetic paint ~ I am making a message center for our cupboard and want to do half dry erase and half magnetic... where did you get your paint?

One Cheap B*tch said...

That looks great! I like the paper you used!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Boy you are one busy bee...I love this idea I will steal it from you for sure....I have a granddaughter that could use this in her kitchen...Thanks Kathy your the best....May you have a great weekend my friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Nice work, Kathy! I love it!

Mod Podge Amy said...

So cute Kathy! Awesome. :D

Gail said...

What a nice idea and it looks great. I miss my garage....it's way to cold out there!

FleaMarketTrixie said...

That is such a great idea!
I love when you can take an average household item and repurpose it.

Paula said...

Kathy... I love it! What a great recyling idea!
Hope your having a wonderful day!
paula:)

Robyn said...

great project!! I've been wanting to try a cookie sheet memo board.
robyn
mysoutherncottage.com

Melissa Miller said...

That is really a really neat idea Kathy. Very pretty! :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Cute idea! I like the weathered quality to it. I want one. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

Liz said...

Adorable idea, Kathy, love it! =) ~Liz

Carla said...

Love it! Will definitely have to try this project.

Again, thanks for sharing!

Rene said...

I really like the paper that you used. Cute, organization ...win-win.

Creations from my heart said...

Love the memo board and your new apron. Great idea!!!!
Blessings...Sherry

Lou Cinda said...

What a great idea! I love this and I love how the oak stain over the blue looks!

I know how tough it is to have a house on the market. Been there done that. I was trying to sell my house on my own, and it was a hassle! Then, on the day that I was going to list it with a realtor, because we already had a contract on another house, someone called me, came to look at it and bought it! We were extremely lucky! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you are able to sell yours SOON!! It's so hard to keep it in "Show" condition!

Lou Cinda

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Cute idea. Using a non-magnetic cookie tray is something I would accidentally do. I could have a entire blog devoted to "projects gone wrong!" :)

2sisters said...

That is so darling! I love it. What a great place to hang your inspiration.

We are SOOOOOOOOOO excited about the feature! Let us know what you need us to do (if anything).

teri

Diann said...

I have been wanting to make one of these. thanks for the tip about using the magnet paint! Great job!

Donna said...

Love this idea! I have cookie sheets I could use.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

I love that idea! I have some cute bottlecap magnets, this would be a perfect project for them!

Cat said...

I love it. I'm inspired to go through my cookie sheets and see if i have any that will work for this project!

Lisa said...

Kathy,
That is one cute memo board! Great job!

I love toile too. I also have some green and white toile fabric that I don't know what to do with. I've had it for years but I won't get rid of it. One of these days I'll find just the right project and use it!

Jenn @ Livin' the Simple Life said...

Very cute! This is a great substitute for those of us who have stainless fridges (they're not magnetic). Love it!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Happy Idea hunting! You have created a lovely place to make into an inspirations board.

pk @ Room Remix said...

Very clever idea and it's cute. I'm glad you mentioned the magnetic paint - I wouldn't have had a clue.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Great idea!! And I really would love the story of how you figured the magnetic paint out! :)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

what a clever idea, it turned out great with the paint...love it..

~Country Lady~ said...

Great idea!! Thanks for the inspiration.

fairfieldhouse said...

What a pretty way to post/store important notes and receipts. Very clever and creative. Thank you for sharing.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great project Kathy!

jenjen said...

Kathy --
That is sooo cute. I love the paint color you used and the paper -- everything is darling. That little work space is looking great!

XOXO
Jen

Twice Remembered said...

I'm always eyeing cookie sheets at Goodwill with the intention of doing something like this - I LOVE how yours turned out! {And I've told myself I need to carry a small magnet in my purse to test out metals...you're right! Magnets won't stick to aluminum.}

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Cute!!! And sounds easy. My kind of project. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Katie said...

I love it, fabulous idea as ALWAYS. Now I know what I could do with the bent up cookie sheet I'm hanging onto for some reason.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Great project. This is on my favs list for tonight.

Cheri

Riviera Boardwalk said...

Where did you get the paper with writing on it?
nancy

Sherri Blum, CID said...

You are so creative and find wonderful ways in which to use "old" things! I love this one...wishing I hadn't thrown out my old cookie sheet now!

Erin said...

Neat idea!! It turned out so cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the project! How would I get it to hang on the wall?

Kathy V

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