Monday, March 18, 2013


  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... 


sharon's shabby creations said...

WWWWWWWooooooowwwwwww so beautiful!!! I hope that the weather stays good then you can make your garden totally spring proof!! Love you memoboard!!

Hugs to you


Theresa said...

WOW, beautiful transformation! Have a blessed week dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The tops of those two pieces would have caught my eye right away, Rebecca! Love the way you made them over.

I read Karen's post, too, and signed up for Bloglovin' this morning. I've always had the "sign up by email" option, but need to read more about the Google + option. I hate when they change things like this, too!

NanaDiana said...

Those turned out cute, Rebecca. Good idea with the chicken wire. I didn't realize the followers gadget was going away! You mean we will no longer be able to sign up to follow blogs the way we have been doing? I am so sick of all the changes they keep really makes me think twice about continuing on thru yet another change. UGH- Have fun watching Mary Poppins. I haven't seen it in years myself- xo Diana

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a beautiful transformation Rebecca! Love how they turned out. What no more followers? I wonder why. Can't they just leave things alone? UGGGG!

Love Deb xxoo

Bente said...

I LOVE them. Beautiful.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
That turned out fabulous! Great team-effort.
As for the Google Friend Connect 'SCARE' I don't think that Karen is such a Guru for knowing. So far I've not read ANY news as such. Karen has not even listed her blog with Google Analytics so I take her 'SCARE' with a grain of salt.
You ought to place the Google+ Followers Widget. Looks similar to the Google Friend Connect (see my blog at top right). You go to layout and select Add a Gadget and select the Google+ Followers; that's it!
Hugs to you,

Barbara Jean said...

very sweet.


Karen Valentine said...

Your memo boards turned out beautifully Rebecca!! Too bad the sweet comments you have received have been tainted by a snide remark.

Have a great week with your granddaughter and I look forward to chatting!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Rebecca, I read Karens post yesterday too and I spent an hour and could not find out anywhere that google followers was going away...I thought, where did she get this from? I took the wait and see approach and I am glad I did because today she put up a post "I jumped the gun" "I guess google friends connect is not going away" I think we should all wait and see before spending hours making changes? Anyway...Love the chicken wire frames!!


Annesphamily said...

What a great transformation! These are so beautiful and you are so blessed! Hugs Anne

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the chicken wire! I hope you are doing well. Miss our conversations. Now that I'm working I rarely have time to this so I'm blogs lacking and I use it to just express my feelings. You are a creative as ever! Love your work and your shop. Looks like you are doing well and working hard.

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