Bulletin Board Fix-up

10:45:00 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!

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  1. These are way cute! Thanks for sharing.

  2. So cute...and affordable. Nice job!

  3. Very cute, I love bulletin boards. Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.


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