Up-cycled Buffalo Check Office Memo Board

The after Christmas sales are great right now. Even if you think you can't use it because it has a holiday theme, with a few simple steps you can create a whole new project!
Up-cycled Buffalo Check Office Pin Board

I'm creating a home office on a budget in my home. So far I've painted a couple of cupboards for storage in the room and repurposed a small folding table for a desk.
Today I found the perfect pin board in the clearance aisle of Home Goods.

Clearance aisle Up-cycled Buffalo Check Office Pin Board
The design was all wrong but the price and the size was right! Seven dollars! The frame alone was going to work!

I had 2 options for this project. Number one, I could remove the backing, take apart the frame, and recover the Hanukkah design with new fabric. 

Or number two, I could paint right over the dreidel. I'm choosing to paint over the fabric because the back of the frame was finished so nicely. I'm once again choosing to take the easy way out. 

I'm using Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk, it's a beautiful grey-white color that is one of my favorites. You can easily paint fabric with Fusion Mineral Paint and it sticks to most surfaces with little or no prep work. Search Fusion Mineral Paint at the top of the page to visit my projects and see all the possibilities. 

The dreidel on this pin board is painted on the fabric. I'm painting over it with a watered down paint, concentrating thicker paint over the dreidel for coverage.

Painted and up-cycled bulletin board for the office

I gave the board several light coats, drying each coat using a fan. 

Painted bulletin board for the office
Next up, the stencil. I'm using the large buffalo check stencil from Old Sign Stencils it fit almost perfectly on this board. 
Painted buffalo check bulletin board for the office
Using an almost non existent amount of white chalky paint on my stencil brush I stenciled a light shadow of a design onto the board. Again I let the board dry in front of the fan. 
Neutral Painted buffalo check bulletin board for the office
It was coming out just as I had hoped it would! 
Neutral buffalo check bulletin board for the office
I added the bulletin board to the door in my home office right below my calendar. 
Neutral buffalo check bulletin board for the home office
Photos, notes and coupons will be right where I can see them. You'd never know this started out as a $7 Hanukkah bulletin board!
Neutral buffalo check pin board for the home office
Sometimes you just need to consider the possibilities and think outside of the box! 
Home office upcycled buffalo check bulletin board
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Buffalo check bulletin board created from a clearance aisle find

Take a look at a few more repurposed office bulletin boards. 

Home office bulletin board using a buffalo check stencil

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .