Bulletin Board Fix-up10:45:00 AM
When most people are asleep on a Sunday morning, I'm up and at my next project...Fixing up the old shabby bulletin boards in the kitchen...
I bought a pain drop cloth at Home Depot the other day, planning on recovering pillows for my living room but I got this other idea for it...
Step one was to cut off the finished edging all the way around the canvas... save it! (You're gonna need it later)
I measured the bulletin board inside the frame and cut the canvas to the exact size of the cork.
Next I sprayed the back of the canvas with spray adhesive and set it onto the cork, (mine had a plastic backing which made the fabric sturdy) be sure to smooth it down.
I needed the staple gun and sharp scissors for this job.
I stapled around the edges to secure the fabric.
Next, the glue gun, I used the low temp gun so I wouldn't get burned! (I always get burned!)I used the cut edging I removed at the beginning and glued it all the way around the edges of the bulletin board to hide any rough edges.
The corners of the edging were rough so I rolled a 6" piece of edging to make a rosette and glued it into each corner.
(The bulletin board was a little old, it had screw holes in the corners and needs some touching up... ignore the screw)
And here is the finished bulletin board #1 project, directly across from this one is another bulletin board I needed to finish...
On this one I covered the entire bulletin board, frame and all. I measured a piece of drop cloth about 3" larger than the bulletin board and stapled it with the staple gun on the back.
I added rosettes in the 4 corners to finish off the look.
Here is bulletin board #2. I'm really happy with the finished products, they are simple, kind of shabby and easy to do.
And I even have enough drop cloth fabric left to re-cover the pillows!