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Wednesday, February 29

DIY BULLETIN BOARD MAKEOVER

Last year I bought a cork bulletin board to use above my desk.  It held a collection of pictures that inspire and motivate me. The board itself however was very plain and I've been wanting for months to give it a little makeover.  I loved what Lindsay @ Aubrey + Lindsay's Blog and Courtney @ A Thoughtful Place did to theirs and decided to try it out with some leftover fabric that I already had from a previous project

Here's what I used: 
  • about a yard of fabric
  • multi-purpose spray adhesive
  • staple gun
  • upholstery nails (about 120)

The first step was to trim my fabric to size. I left about 3 inches on each side.


I then ironned my fabric so that it would look clean and crisp. 


 

Next I sprayed a thin layer of adhesive onto the entire surface of the cork board. To protect the frame, I used a thick paper to block it while I sprayed.


I then smoothed out the fabric onto the board; working from the center to the edges.  


I drew a faint line across all four sides to ensure that my upholstery nails go in straight. 


I started out by first pinning down the four corners. Then I worked my way in (Excuse the wet spot to the right. I oversprayed in that one section. o.O).


After all the nails are pushed in, I pulled the fabric tight and secured it to the back with a staple gun. 


I folded my edges in for a clean finish. 

                       

Here's my updated board up close! I totally love it!

 



Happy Wednesday,

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Found this on Thrifty Decor Chick! Love this bulletin board! And I love your blog!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

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  2. So chic and I love the choice of fabric! It must make you smile daily!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  3. Thanks so much for your kind words, Jen! It DOES make me smile! :D

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  4. totally LOVE your board! Pinning it to save it for future project inspiration! :)

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  5. LOVE IT!!! The fabric is amazing too!!! I've never used spray glue before... is it tricky to use?

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! It's super easy to use, just make sure you're in a well-ventilated area :)

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  6. Love this project! I just snagged some cork tiles from Lowe's on my lunch hour to do this project. I searched pinterest and found yours. I love how you used the tacks as well. Megan

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  8. Love this! I started a little corkboard makeover last night and I love the idea of adding the nail head trim. Great job!

    Kathleen
    projectsatthepicketts.blogspot.com

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  9. Looks awesome! I would love to know the name of the fabric!

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  10. What kind of tacks did you use...mine are too long..and they won't bend over..:o(

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