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.
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!