This week I’m showcasing a Magnolia Market inspired kitchen message board fashioned from old fence pickets, because y’all…I’m still so inspired by my trip to Magnolia Market. All the crates and bottles and greenery…
The farmhouse style that Joanna Gaines has helped catapult into the decorating Hall of Fame is so fun to me because it is a style that can easily be replicated on the tightest of budgets. Proving that your pockets don’t have to be deep to be stylish.
Now, can we talk about these fence pickets?
Awww…these fence pickets.
I have to just shout out the biggest THANK YOU to my friend who casually sent me a text saying she had a pile of fence pickets from her grandparent’s old fence she thought I might be interested in.
She was going to trash whatever I didn’t take.
Well, you can bet I was there in a hot flash and loaded up the truck with piles of chippy goodness. There was nothin left to trash. You might hit picket fence project over load in the coming weeks, fair warning…
In our house the kitchen is the heart. We often joke we have thousands of square feet and all our people hang out in about 400 of them…the kitchen! Because it is such an insanely popular spot in our home I like it to be filled with inspiration and updates.
You’ve heard me profess my love of printables (the one shown can be found here) as a quick and inexpensive way to update your space. This kitchen message board is the perfect place to showcase your stash of printed goodness alongside some fresh flowers or greenery from your yard. The wooden hanger you see is one of many my father in law sent us because my husband mentioned he wanted them. They are old school, so of course I had to steal one for this project. Forget pants, they hang paper perfectly!
This kitchen message board is the ultimate Magnolia Market farmhouse style, incorporating all the elements: aged/distressed wood, fresh greenery, mason jars, a touch of metal and God’s word.
Here are the supplies you will need for this project:
Seven fence pickets (Now, do not be dismayed if you don’t hit the picket fence jackpot like I did…you can buy new pickets at your local home improvement center. Just paint them, stain them or distress them to fit your style!)
Two lengths of scrap wood for backing
Three mason jars
Three Stainless Steel Band Clamps***
Wood glue (optional)
Heavy duty picture hanger
Start by lineing up your fence pickets good side facing down. Cut two pieces of scrap wood a little shorter than the width of the boards. Screw through scrap wood into fence picket, making sure your screw is long enough to secure, but short enough to not go through the front. You could place some wood glue in between pieces for extra strength. Screw each picket into place. Attach hanger to the top scrap board.
Flip board over and place clamps in desired position to hold mason jars. You will have to completely undo the clamps and lay them open to secure them…this is where an extra set of hands is helpful! An electric drill will be needed. You will need to attach the clamp to your board by screwing through the little slots on the clamp. The steel is just too hard to drill into directly, even with a drill…I tried 🙂
Tighten clamp around each mason jar and you are now ready to hang and style.
Now showcase your favorite quote or verse and fill those jars with a bouquet of happiness!