Woven Memo Board

by Chris on November 7, 2011

I’m getting there. The finishing touches of my son’s room are being put into place, and I should be finished this week. One of those finishing touches is a burlap memo board I spotted on Jones Design Company. I knew this room was the perfect spot for it, so I went to work.

Burlap Memo board

Emily really gives a fantastic tutorial on it, so I’ll spare you the same ol’ show. I cut the strips in three inch increments like she suggested.

I then laid the corkboard out and took no more pictures after that. How’s that for a tutorial?

Tutorial issues aside, I think it turned out pretty great. The second I hung it up, I realized I want a bigger one. But until then…

burlap memo board

Talk about a cool space for a tween boy, eh? The locker wall pockets house his comic book collection from his uncle and his signed baseball collection had to be on display. The postcards are a collection that he got from a Flat Stanley project when he was in 1st grade.


I’ll certainly give more details when I offer up the full reveal (still don’t know exactly how to do those), but these pictures certainly give you a nice sneak peek!

Ikea expedit

I’ll be back tomorrow with the giveaway winner and a big ol’ “Mark Your Calendars” announcement!



Amber November 7, 2011 at 7:54 am

Love the texture of the memo board. The locker files are a great idea for a boys room!

Laurie November 7, 2011 at 8:20 am

Not only does the bullentin board look great the entire area of your son’s room looks amazing! Love the wall, love the texture the bullentin board adds to the space and really love the pops of orange!!

Katie November 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

How cool! Love how the burlap keeps everything boyish. Great job!

Kirsten November 7, 2011 at 10:13 am

I love that idea! So practical and fun!

Chrissy November 7, 2011 at 10:34 am

I love this!! And, the orange in the room is so cool, I fought my son to not put orange in his room and now wish I would have!! LOL.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} November 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

That is fantastic. I love the texture. That whole space is perfect. The wood wall is killing me.

Anna@DirectionsNotIncluded November 7, 2011 at 11:45 am

Looks great. I love those locker pockets too.

Judy November 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I can’t wait to see more! Love the memo board…such a cool idea!

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries November 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Oprah – His room is looking great! Seriously, fantastic! I feel like I haven’t talked to you in for-eva. Hope all is well. I am good here, now. It’s been a month, that’s for sure. We got our family pictures back – I look pretty amazing, I have a trophy husband and all three kids are smiling. Isn’t that all that really matters? :) LOL.

Chris November 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Gosh, I love you. It HAS been forever. I still stalk you on FB, but I’ve been disconnected for sure. Trying to get back to normal. If I could just finish this room!! Gah! I love that you stopped by. Put pics on FB of the family. I wanna see! -O

Claudia November 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I love the new twist on both the cork board and the baseballs in the basket! I am a new follower to your blog, I love it! You can follow back at tuliprow.blogspot.com

Lizzie @ Pretty City Things November 8, 2011 at 10:30 am

Love it. And I also love those locker files – can I ask where you found them?

LoveFeast Table November 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Great idea ~ Love burlap ~ Love the bulletin board!

Bec November 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I love it! The texture is fantastic, and it’s totally unique! I also love the locker bins. Very cute (er… manly (really, though, it is)) room!

Dream Mom November 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Can’t wait for the reveal. Love the locker wall pockets and all of the texture in the bulletin board and the basket.

jamie November 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

I love this room! Where are the cute locker pockets from?

Doris November 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

Maybe a thick frame will make it look bigger and you won’t have to make another one? I think it looks great though!

cailan November 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

Looks fabulous! Love your styling for a little man :)

cassie {hi sugarplum} November 11, 2011 at 10:55 am

That board is really cool! And the sneak peeks at the room are killing me with suspense. But I worry I’ll get the bug to redo my tween Jackson’s room….which is a negative since I just redid it 1.5 years ago!!!

Justine November 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

That is so perfect for a boys room! I have a little sewing and fabric craft linky party I’m starting tomorrow and I was wondering if you could be so kind to stop by and post it? Thanks so much!
Sew Country Chick

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey November 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

I LOVE it! I LOVE the texture of the burlap {because I love all things burlap!} and I love the look of the weave. This is awesome! I need one!

ColleenwithMurals&More November 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

wow, Chris! I love the woven burlap. I would’ve just wrapped the dang board. the weaves add some much more interesting detail. love the locker pockets too!

Have a great Sunday!

Allison @ House of Hepworths November 15, 2011 at 11:06 am

I am loving his room so far!! I will definitely be using your room as an inspiration to do my son’s room.

Can you tell me where you bought the adorable orange locker magazine organizers?


Danielle November 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm

What a great idea for the memo board. It’s so easy, yet it’s so appropriate for this space! I too am curious as to where I can find these awesome locker style wall pockets. I’ve done some ‘Googling’ and can’t seem to locate them!

Thanks in advance for your response!

Danielle M.

breanna November 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

i love it! i keep wanting to work with burlap…it adds such great texture to home decor! you did a really fantastic job on the board!

kimbowest November 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm
Chris November 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Thank you for the highlight, Kimbo! Beautiful post with lots of inspiration!

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