Friday, August 27, 2010

Ugly Bulletin Board - No More

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"



A really cool idea with stain



"Live Creating Yourself"
The nail head idea..but i already painted my frame



~ Enjoy ~

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