Hey guys!

My girls had Nationals for cheerleading this weekend, but I am finally able to sit down and share my latest project.  I am in the process of completely redoing my son’s room.  I recently ran across a really cute memo board on PBTeen and had to make my own shanty version!

I had some scrap 1/2″ MDF from my mirror project and decided to use it for this one.

You can have Home Depot or Lowe’s cut your MDF for you.  You can also use plywood.  My piece was big… 20″ x 45″

I started by painting one side black.  He has black in his bedding, but you can use any color that makes you happy!

While that was drying I cut the trim pieces.  I used 1×2 for this project.  I cut my long pieces at 45″ to match the MDF and cut my side pieces 21.5″ to cover the trim pieces.  Before I attached them I stained them and let them dry.

I used a small knife to cut small notches on the sides of my MDF.  I put a small notch every 4″ where my twine would be so that my trim would lay flat.

I ran 4 pieces of twine from side to side and attached them to the back of my MDF like this with a staple gun.  You can also hot glue them if you prefer.

I used some wood glue and nails to attach my dry trim pieces after that.  I attached my long pieces first, and then attached the side trim after like this…

That was it!

My last step was adding my clothespins.  I bought some mini ones from Joann’s and spray painted them green to match his bedding.  Then, I added some of our family pics.  I am sure he will be filling up the rest with lots of other goodies 😉

I hung it up and here it is…

This was a scrap project for me, but this can easily be made for under $15… That makes it chic and cheap! Woohoo!

Hope you like it!  Be a doll and pin it if you do 😉

Happy Monday!


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  1. Had to admit had a hell of a time with staple in mdf… ended up my husband had this great way to tie the twine at the back, but I also ended up glue gunning them

  2. Stumbled upon this blog post and loved it so much that I made my own. =) I was wondering, how did you hang it up? I’m not sure what to use.