How I Made my Retro-Style Bulletin Board for my Craft Room
DIY Bulletin Board in Your Style
We recently moved and for the first time -- ever -- I have a craft room/office of my very own. Sound the horns, raise the roof and celebrate along with me! Sorry, I digress...
One thing I knew I wanted was a "command center", if you will. This included a bulletin board. The ready-made ones I found were either boring, expensive or a combination board (like chalkboard - bulletin or white board - bulletin). So, I decided to make my own.
The craft room/office color scheme is -- white, off white, turquoise/aqua, lime green and black. I wanted to be sure to have some of those colors incorporated in the bulletin board I made so, off I go to find the fabric. It sets the tone for the project.
Below is the walk-thru of my creation with lots of pictures. No sewing or power tools needed. It was easy and fun!
Let's get started!
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Find a Great Fabric
I found a paisley design in just the right colors to use for the fabric on the bulletin board. It only took about 1/2 a yard or less. That makes most all fabrics affordable for the project.
Then I choose paint colors for the frame that complemented the fabric. It was easy!
Retro Patterned Fabrics - I Love Mine!
Gathering my Supplies - for making my custom bulletin board
I needed the bulletin board and fabric. I already had the rest of the supplies which is a money saver! Below is what I used.
* Bulletin Board (mine was 1-1/2 feet by 2 feet or 18" by 24")
* Fabric -- this is where your style comes out. Use anything from a solid to a wild print!
* Spray Adhesive
* Paint for the frame -- I used a dry brush technique to give it an aged/vintage look that requires a base and top coat color. You can use whatever color(s) you want.
* Foam Paint Brush
* 1" Chip Brush Paint Brush
* Trim -- I used a natural rope with a 1/4" diameter. You can use anything you like: ribbon, rick rack, twine, rope, etc...
* Hot glue gun and glue sticks
You need a Plain Bulletin Board - This one is Great!
Step by Step for my DIY Bulletin Board - Just click the photo or arrow to go through the stepsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Doesn't it Look Great?
My motto is "If I can't find what I want -- I'll DIY it!"
DIY-ing is an adventure, fun and makes me smile, just like this bulletin board. I love the colors, the print and the vintage or retro feel of the frame and rope trim. I can't wait to get it hung and start using it.
Now all I need are some cool, coordinating push pins. Guess I'll start looking. If I don't find them, it's back to DIY-ing!
DIY Bulletin Board Supplies - Get Everything You Need to Make Yours
You'll have to check back to see finished pictures of my office/craft room "Command Center". Not quite ready to unveil that yet!
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