First of all...I read yesterday on Karen Valentine's Blog (My Desert Cottage) that Blogger will be dropping the FOLLOWERS GADGET in early July (please visit Karen's updated post HERE to read how this information may not be accurate). Please visit Karen to read more about how these changes might affect all us Bloggers in the future! I spent most of Sunday evening trying to navigate my way thru (and joining) Google+ and by the time I went to bed I was fried. I added a GOOGLE+ Followers THINGY to my sidebar for those of you who want to continue to find me and/or my Blog. As I understand more I'll share more. I'm so worried I won't be able to read and follow my favorite blogs and don't want to lose touch with any of you...
What a NIGHTMARE. Bah!
Can you believe the Memo Board at the very top once looked like the two above???? UGLEEE for sure! Well...maybe not that ugly...but you know what I mean. Very pre-fab and they'd definitely seen better days!
Found both canvas pictures at Goodwill and ALMOST passed on bringing them home. Originally I thought I'd paint them but the canvas was too stretched out and wompy! But...I remembered SOMEWHERE seeing some great refurbished memo boards and asked my Mr. AGPMan to come to the rescue.
He removed the headers (with the sweet fleur de lis) and then ripped off the canvas. In it's place he stapled on the chicken wire and then reattached the headers.
After a quick paint job with a ratty trap chip brush and a LIGHT coating of dark wax (Annie Sloan) the Memo Boards were ready for a bit of distressing!
I love how they came out and they were fairly simple to do!
Hope you have an exciting Monday planned. My Miss K and I will be watching Mary Poppins (she's never seen it) and if the weather stays nice we will be planting spring flowers in my backyard garden.
Love to you...