Window Box Message Center

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I forgot to take “before” pictures again. This window box message center was a window box message center in its previous life, too.


Window Box Message Center Makeover-


So, just what was the makeover? Well, it originally had a split personality- half cork board and half chalkboard. The finish was glossy white. It didn’t sell in my booth, so I brought it home for a little rehab.

I sanded down the shine, distressed by sanding more heavily in certain areas, and added a glaze to highlight the distressing. Clear spray finish protects the new look.

For the frame area, I stretched jute twine across the opening for clipping messages, pictures, recipes, etc. The box area is just the spot for storing notepads and pens.


Window Box Message Center-


I probably should have used chicken wire, but I just wasn’t in the mood for puncture wounds. How would you use this window box frame?




  1. No, I like it how you designed it without the chicken wire. I could see myself using something like this so now maybe it will sell.

  2. Oooo I like the twine (better than chicken wire here I think), it looks really great. For contrast you could always add ribbon, too! Pretty update.

  3. Love that idea…I have a similar window box mirror in my attic…you are giving me some ideas!

  4. Oh I love it Sheila! I have never seen one like this. Happy Memorial day weekend. XO

  5. so pretty, I think I would use it in the craft room, for pictures and a little storage area or it would be great for jewelry too

  6. What a cute idea! I can’t believe it didn’t sell! I think it’s adorable! I love your aging technique. Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. It’s good to rework things in the booth some times, Sheila. Too bad it didn’t sell the way you had it originally. This is a cute idea. I could see this being used to hold jewelry, too.

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