Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY - bulletin board

I am so excited for this weeks challenge from The Shine Project! As you saw in my Tuesday post,  I have been doing some updates to my home.  I have been wanting to make a DIY bulletin board for months now but the right time never came around.  Once I saw Ashley's post I just knew it was bulletin board time!!

I found this huge frame from goodwill a while back for 6 dollars! It had a really ugly  old fashioned picture in it but I loved the size and for 6 dollars why not? I painted the frame black when I first got it yet never used it.


here is what you need:
* frame 
* fabric (on sale as Joanns for $3 a yard)
* stock foam board 1/2 inch. ($4)
* spray paint
* hot glue gun


I glued the fabric nice and tight around the stock foam


after gluing the fabric, I sprayed the frame with the quick drying spray paint. 


I was originally going to use duck tape to tape the stock foam to the frame however I came across some little nails in my "tool box" that worked perfect.  I nailed each corner. 


I hung the board in my "office" (lacking desk) with some black ribbon I found around the house :)

All I need now is some push pins and some fav pics to hang on it!!
super easy,  super cheap!!!

gooooood luck!!! The winner will be announced next Friday!


Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Woo hoo for DIY projects! It looks great! =D

Leah said...

Great DIY! You did a fabulous job!

xo L.

erin.marie said...

This came out adorable! Love it!


gail5011 said...

Great idea! Fabulous job on the bulletin board.

Vivian said...

I LIKE!! You did a great job!

Veronika Novotny said...

Ah, this is SO adorable, what a great way to add some colour & interest to a space. Love this, can't wait to try it. Happy weekend. xo veronika

Mrs. Pancakes said...

love your blog name! and that frame looks really good too!

Laura Darling said...

This looks great! I might have to try it!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Yay, it looks great!

Libby said...

I want to make something just like this for my wedding seating chart but i really wasnt quite sure how to make it, so thank you!

and your little "about me": I have always been obsessed with taking pictures, and learning the stories about the people in them.

that sums me up 100%! i am obsessed with pictures and i LOVE looking at other peoples pictures even though i have no clue whose in them. i just love to hear the stories of the people and what they were doing!

Libby on the Label

Courtney B said...

This is SUCH cute idea!! And yours turned out so awesome! I'm definitely going to have to make this!

Newlymeds said...

wow this is awesome! It looks so professional!

Ashley Slater said...

ashley @ the shine project is awesome! glad you are a fan! I just did a giveaway of one of her necklaces on my blog last week.. bummer that you missed it :/ oh well, following you now!!!


ashlyn | nicole said...

so fun! can't wait to make my own!!! :]


Helly Di Duca said...

Great idea, gonna have to make myself one of these :)

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

So cute! I think I need to make one now :) xo

alicia said...

I love this. I'm going to have to make one myself :)

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