Our "bill" (bills) board has been driving me crazy for years. We have an AMAZING fabric store near us & the next time I go, I will take pictures of this warehouse. They offer free classes on Saturday mornings if you join there mailing list too.
"Home Fabrics & Rugs" http://www.homefabricsonline.com/ Great Prices Too.
But anyways...There are hundreds of GORGEOUS fabrics to choose from & I knew I was going to cover that ugly cork board with something a little more catching to the eye :-)
A "before" shot that my little Landon took
An "after" shot that I took
NOW...I painted the frame before thinking this whole project through! The black will be gone over with some sort of "white" color now that I have thought about it (to match the table). But this is how it was done....very easy.
I bought 3/4 of a yard to do this, & it was plenty ($4.99 a yrd). I wasn't sure how I was going to make the fabric stay on at first...hot glue in corners, nail heads around the edge, staples..etc? But after cutting the fabric down to size, about a 1/4-1/2 in. around the entire piece...it came to me...if I could just tuck the excess fabric under the moulding, it would make this so easy!! I needed something Hard & Flat????
SO..take a butter knife around the edge & "push" it under.
I didn't need any glue, tacks, or tape. EASY, EASY & it's holding up just fine.
The hooks on the back were on the long side..removed & replaced on the short end.
It is now in our Kitchen covering the hideous electrical panel.
AND...It is now in use :-)
While searching for inspiration for this make over I came across a few really cute ideas. So this is not the end of my Bulletin Board transformation..LOL
"The Devine Home"
"Mustard Seed Creations"http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2009/10/bulletin-board-makeover.html
A really cool idea with stain
"Live Creating Yourself"
The nail head idea..but i already painted my frame
~ Enjoy ~