Thursday, January 6, 2011

Antique Window Memo Board

A couple months ago I sold my old magnet board that wasn't fitting in with my style anymore and I wanted to have a cork board and dry erase board anyway, so it had to go. 

Since then I have been trying to come up with ways to use what I have to replace it. I came across a blog a few weeks ago that had the idea to take a three paned window and turn it into a memo board- I wish I could find that blog again but I haven't been able to.

It just so happens that I have some old antique windows with three panes! So I gathered up my supplies and went to work- I got a yard of fabric, some cork board, push pins, and ribbon. The total for all of those supplies was around $15.00. The rest of the supplies I already had on hand. 

Here is the window:

I cut out one of the glass panes that was broken and removed the caulk:

Be careful with your razor blade... :/

This is the fabric that I chose. I'm a sucker for Damask patterns...

And here we are all finished. I didn't show you the step-by-step method  of how I did everything because well, it just wasn't the best way to go about it. ;)

I love the hardware and the chippy paint!

This is the the top:

 This is the cork board section:

This is a glass window that is original, I left it in and put fabric behind it so you could see the dry erase marker:

This is what it looked like before:

This is now:

 I love it!


  1. I love this idea! I totally agree with you on the chippy paint and hardware, it's gorgeous and add the perfect little details.

  2. What you did with that antique window is amazing. It looks perfect beside your white refrigerator. Memo boards are excellent space savers in the kitchen.


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