Monday, February 6, 2012

Kitchen Message Center/Memo Boards

For the messsage center in the kitchen, I painted these three metal trays.  The yellow one may get a blackboard center.  I bought the paint but haven't made a decision yet.  I added the magnetic alphabet letters from the Granddaughter's Playroom.   Below the memo boards will be the child's desk I purchased at the thrift store almost 2 years ago. 
I plan to paint the desk white and the two drawers  aqua  blue and apple green.

I had hoped to find a lovely wood like this when I stripped the desk but I wasn't so lucky.  The desk top was in really bad shape after years of use and abuse by children.  And the wood wasn't oak but appeared to be a variety of woods.

Read more about my great plans for the desk here.  Now I'm ready to make it new again with a paint job.  I'll post a photo of the entire message center after the desk is completed.  I am currently looking for drawer pulls.  I found one source on line that has 2" center drawer pulls.  I checked at Home Depot and they have nothing.  Even Restoration Hardward doesn't carry that size.

Today we are installing the quilt rail in the breakfast nook.  It will make hanging the quilts so much easier (no nail holes in the plaster wall).  I'll save this project for another post.


Something Special said...

Hi Pam, looks like you have been up to some fun projects lately. I love the puffy Valentine decoration. Make sure you get entered into my drawing that ends on Wed. Have a nice day!

Betsy said...

Your message boards are so sweet with the colored letters. I think it would look really good with a chalkboard center.
What a sweet desk, it looks like the same desk...except for the wood of course. I'm sure you'll make it gorgeous!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Cute idea for message boards. And that desk is great -- will be perfect once you get it painted. You sure are keeping busy. Hope your day is a good one. Tammy

Melinda Cornish said...

i think the colors you chose are going to be adorable!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your quilt is really wonderful...and A great way to display it, too! The message boards are so cute!