DIY Industrial Style Message Center

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DIY Message Center from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Do you have a designated Message Center in your house?

We do, but it needed serious help.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I went on a search to find the perfect message center.
What we found were expensive so, we put together our own message center for under $50.
I love what we created!  It's the perfect industrial style message center and it makes for an easy DIY project that you can put together in an afternoon.  

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This is what our "message center" and mounted key rack looked like a few weeks ago.  
It's been this way for about 11 years and desperately needed a change.  
They key rack was way too small and the ribbon bulletin board
was crowded, over-stuffed and very outdated.

After a little shopping, this is what we put together...

We purchased a large bulletin board  that had a beautiful black frame.
After some distressing, it looked perfect...

We looked around and saw some pretty great key mounted brackets, 
but hubby decided to make one on his own.
He purchased a 2-1/2 inch by 1/2 inch plank and spray painted it black
and then distressed it also with sandpaper.

Then he found THESE great hooks and added them to the plank...

Drilling holes with his electric screwdriver...

The hooks look GREAT...

 Now, to hang it...yes, use a level so everything is even and straight...

Don't forget to find the studs first before drilling.
Hubby really likes THIS electronic stud finder.
Takes the guess work out of finding the studs.  

Our new key rack is perfect...

I love our new message center.
And I love that I finally have a place to hang the grocery list

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  1. This turned out great! Fits beautifully and I'm in love with that key rack your hubs made. Looks like a trip to the hardware store is in my near future. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  2. I love your new message center! Thanks for sharing your project at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide!

  3. This is great! It looks amazing and something that would work well for me also! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  4. What an awesome idea! I've never head a message board before, but I need to make one :)

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