Bulletin Board Personality

It’s funny to think about how many personalities this old bulletin board has had. I stripped off a layer of fabric to look at the cork and wondered… why did we stamp green leaves all over it?  Anyway, it was time to give it a new purpose. The wood frame is still in great condition but I may still paint it at a later date. 

Ugly bulletin board seeks make over

Ugly bulletin board seeks make over

First, I covered the bulletin board in new fabric using my Stanley staple gun to attach the fabric to the cork.  I approached this just like I would upholstering a piece of furniture.  I started at the top, lining up the fabric with the frame and anchored it into place with a few stapes.  Then I stretched the fabric and stapled the fabric to the opposite side.  I continued  pulling the fabric to each side and top to bottom, until all 4 sides were stapled.

Next, I added a coordinating ribbon around the edge to cover the staples and unfinished edges. The toile ribbon looks like a tape measure which adds a bit of quirkiness.

Lastly, I tied a shoe string to the back hanger and attached some post cards with clothes pins.

Post Cards on Display

Post Cards on Display

The bulletin board is a great space filler and will be useful to display articles and pictures. For now, I’m going to leave it leaning against the wall.

Large bulletin board is the new focal point

Large bulletin board is the new focal point

Happy pinning!

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