Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Old Screen Office Photo Wall...

It started last summer when I found this fun metal newspaper thingy...when I bought it I "assumed" it was magnetic and decided it would make a great memo board in my guestroom/office.

It's the "Church Page"...fun huh?  Yes, fun but not magnetic...

Enter big huge metal screen...that'll do the trick :)

I love pictures but in my "quest" to simplify...I am tired of little frames all over the place.  So this works perfect for me.

Special letters and memories too.

I'm trying to get organized in other areas too...this rusty clippy thing with numbers (another technical term) does the trick for business cards.

This old lumber yard apron contains the headphones and...well nothing else yet, but I have another pocket :)

This little room has accidently developed a bit of a "Screen Theme"...have I shown you this "frame" over the bed?

And you might remember the window treatment from my "Treats" for my windows post way back when.  Hopefully it's not too much...we'll wait and see what Mr. CwC thinks...he'll be sure to let me know ;)

Linking up at...

Have a great week...the weather is finally looking up here in MN! 

Chat soon,


  1. I agree with you...I really hate having a hundred frames around that I just need to dust...love what you did with your pictures..didn't know if you saw what I did with my old pictures..

  2. Looks great! I love using old screens like that for displaying things. I also love having my old photos like that instead of in frames.

    Hope you are doing great.

  3. I'm loving your office area Laurel, the metal/magnetic screen was brilliant! I'm glad the weather in MN is ok because here in NY it's been raining since Monday and it's gonna rain through Saturday! I want to go out and play in the sun!

  4. Looks absolutely fantastic ~ I love old screens. Everything looks GREAT ;-)

  5. Such a great idea, Laurel! I've never used a screen magnetically before!

  6. I've never seen anything like that Church Page...is it from newspaper printing? It's very cool, and I love what you did with it and the screen. I've got several old windows in use, now I'm going to have to start looking for screens!

  7. Crazy cool ideas again Laurel! Went out to try to plant flowers again today but was way too cold. Well, we had one day of spring anyway.

  8. It's all so creative! What a fun idea with the tool belt on the back of the chair. That one's got me thinking.......
    Love it all :)

  9. OOOOh! I especially love the old lumber yard apron. The room looks awesome! Visiting you from Thrifty decorating.

  10. I just love your blog! You have wonderful ideas! I'm going to add it to my blog roll! It reminds me a lot of Funky Junk Interiors!

    I also love that lumber apron idea. Thanks so much for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

  11. I love this! I'm a new follower, I found your blog from one of the hops!


  12. Your office looks so clean and simple. I love it! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from The Charm of Home.

  13. I never even thought about the fact that a screen would be magnetic (the old ones anyway). What a great idea!

  14. Fabulous ideas....every last one of them. I just bought a couple of cool old screens and have been wondering how to use them. I'm going to go check and see if magnets work on them. Thanks for the great idea!!

  15. Love all of your ideas! Now it occurred to me that yes indeed OLD screens used to be METAL making them usable for MAGNETS! Genius! Absolutely so creative -- will be on the look out for old screens now!

  16. What great ideas! Full of charm and character AND function...like hanging the lumber yard apron on your chair...brilliant! Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week Laurel!

  17. This so charming! I love the old screen is so cute used this way. I love the lumber yard apron, that is genius! So cute!
    Thanks for linking this up!


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