Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Message Center

The new message centers consist of mix and match pieces that you group together to form your own command center. But, you don’t need to spend a ton of money. You can actually make your own for a fraction of the cost.

STEP 1:      You need four frames; I got mine at a craft store for fourteen bucks.

STEP 2:      A modern white board, trace the backing of your frame onto a piece of white foam core, place the foam core on top of the glass in the frame  just like it was a picture then replace the backing.  You can use dry erase markers to write on the surface of the glass. 

STEP 3:      Message centers also have cork boards, so to make one; cut another piece of foam core to fit another frame. Cut a piece of self adhesive rolled cork the same size.   Then put them in the frame without the glass.

STEP 4:      A magnet board. You can buy sheets of metal at your local home center, use tin snips to cut one to fit your frame, take the glass out and put the metal in it’s place, another piece of foam core  to fill the space between the metal and the backing.

STEP 5:      Finally, key hooks. Cut a piece of wood to fit your frame, paint it to match and add some hooks, you’re good to go! 

Hang the pieces and you’ve got a high end message center for a fraction of the cost!  

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