Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Customized Bulletin Board

 I wanted a customized bulletin board in my kitchen to help with all the clutter of mail and reminders, so I headed to Hobby Lobby and Roberts for this DIY project.

 I bought the ready made frame at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, so it was $20 for a 22x28 size.  I got a piece of cardboard from Costco for free and cut it to size. 

 Next, I duct taped the rolled cork board to the cardboard.  Roberts sells the roll of cork board for $7.49, but with the 40% off, it was $4.49.  After securing the cork, I laid it on top of the wrong side of the fabric and secured with a regular stapler.
 Again, the fabric came from Hobby Lobby and was $10 for 1 yd (which is a great price for 54" wide decorator fabric.)

 Next, I took Grosgrain Ribbon ($1.99 a 15yd bolt at Hobby Lobby) and secured it in a crisscross pattern using thumbtacks.

 I used Push Points from Lowes ($1.29) to secure the board into the frame.

You simply use a flat head screwdriver to push the push points into the frame, continuing all along the back of the frame.

Then I placed two self-leveling picture hangers (again from Lowes) at the top.

I love it because not only is it a bulletin board, but the fabric makes it look like art!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! It turned out so great. I've been thinking of adding something in my laundry room. I love this for the artistic/organizational aspect.