DIY Vintage Upcycled Window Memo Board

Hi guys! I love making memo and organizational boards around here, which is kind of funny since I am not an organized person. Making a memo board from an old window is really pretty easy. I made this one to be half a dry erase board and half a cork board. I also added knobs to the bottom so I can hang my scarves and purse on the bottom. This organizer is fun to make and you can make this project in less than a day. It’s a perfect weekend project!

Here’s What You Need:

*Small Window with 2 panes


*Razor Knife


*Cork Sheets

*MDF or Thin Plywood

*Vintage Wallpaper





*Spray Adhesive or tape


The first thing you need to do is take the glazing out of the back side of the glass panes. Cut around the glazing in the back of the glass pane and pop off pieces of the glazing until it is all gone. Leave one piece of glass in, and pop out the second pane of glass gently with a rubber mallet. Now you can add the knobs. Mark where you want your knobs to go. I made mine to be 2″ in from each side and then evenly spaced between. Drill your holes.┬áNow you can paint your frame if you so wish. While the paint is drying you can make your inserts. For the cork board, cut a piece of board and glue the cork sheets on top, then trim down the excess. You can attach the fabric by spraying the fabric and cork with spray adhesive and then trimming the excess fabric. Or you can hot glue the excess fabric around the back of the board to secure.. To make the wallpaper back, cut a board to fit the window. Then cut a piece of wallpaper to size, and tape onto the board. Once your paint is dry, you need to pop in the boards and frame them with picture hardware, or secure them with a bead of caulk all the way around the backside. Next, insert the knobs into the predrilled holes. Tighten the knobs down. Then cut the excess bolt off of the back of the knob. To finish off your organizer, add a sawtooth hanger to the top middle on the backside. Now grab some push pins and a dry erase marker and you are ready to use your board.

I love my board! I made mine specifically to go in the kitchen. It is a great organizer to write my lists on and it holds my purse and keys. You can use this organizer in a foyer too, or hang it in your bedroom to display pictures and hold your jewelry. I used vintage wallpaper and vintage sheeting fabric for my boards, but you can use any kind of paper or fabric that you like. It is totally customizable to your style! So next time you come across an old shabby window, pick it up and turn it into an organizer for your favorite space! You’ll love it! I’ll be back next week with more lovely diy projects. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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