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I am a believer that you can never have too many ways to tack up a to-do list! Inspired by these memo boards, I wanted to create a wood one with a graphic design combined with a pop of color using elastic shoelaces to hold all my papers in place. Since the supplies are so basic, this is were you can really get creative with color and patterns that compliment your workspace. Also, I have been wanting to try out Minwax’s color strains for while now and used the daffodil hue to add some accents around the edge, the yellow was brilliantly bright, and I can’t wait to cover more surfaces asap (they mix the color for you at the paint counter at the hardware store, just ask!) Steps and supplies after the break…

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What you need:
Unfinished wood board
Ruler
Sandpaper
3M Painter’s tape
Paintbrush
Elastic shoelaces – Yellow
Minwax® Clear Tint Base – Daffodil
Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish

What to do:
Start by sanding down any rough edges, then use your ruler to measure and mark your graphic pattern.
Add tape along the markings to create straight lines when painting.
Paint in the pattern with the black acrylic paint, let dry, then peel off painters tape.
Add a pop of color around the edges by staining with Minwax® Clear Tint Base – Daffodil, let dry.
Seal but painting on two coats of the Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish. Let dry.
Next mark your the hole placement with a pencil, then drill each hole.
Thread your elastic shoelaces through the holes, and knot in the back to secure.
Prop up on a wall and add some mementos. Done!

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This post was made in partnership with Minwax® Products. Thank so much for supporting my amazing sponsors who make I SPY DIY possible! For more woodworking/wood staining inspiration head over to the Mixwax Facebook page and “LIKE’ them! 


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