The DIY Designer: Dress up your bulletin board


Authored By rainonatinroofblog

“Trash” is most definitely a relative word.

I may or may not be the creepy lady stalking her neighbors as they take trash out to make sure they aren’t throwing something away I may want.

A similar occurrence as mentioned above may or may not have happened just last night.

And since I may or may not have a fondness for what others consider trash, I am stoked about the new Trash to Treasure Series on my blog.

For my trash to treasure project this month, I took a bulletin board my husband was going to toss and covered it in fabric.

But Jenna, this is nothing new, you say.

Fabric-covered message boards are everywhere.

Well, mine is slightly different. If you look closely, you will see it is a “sassy” fabric-covered message board. All the pictures on it have some sassy sayings that give me a little smile each time I pass by it.

This project was simple! More detailed images are on the original post at my blog.

First, I cut my fabric a little bigger than my board. Then, I fired up the hot glue gun and ran hot glue around the front of the board where the cork and frame meet, then quickly pushed the fabric into that crevice.

After that, I just hot glued the fabric along the back to secure it.

That fabulous gold hardware in the corners is just a four-pack of “L” brackets that I spray painted gold and then screwed in the corners. It gave the board a campaign-style feel.

Oh, and those fantastic little golden animal pushpins-they are simply plastic animals I picked up at a yard sale, spray painted and then hot glued to tacks.

Head over to my blog to see the full tutorial with detailed images and to check out some of those sassy little pictures. I may just tell you where you can get your own sassy pictures.

There are also lots more quick little craft ideas at my DIY project gallery.

Jenna LaFevor rants on at Rain on a Tin Roof about DIY projects, junk décor, thrifty finds, crafty creations and other decorating dilemmas. She went to UTC, where she got a teaching degree that now collects dust. When she isn’t trying to keep her kid from climbing out of the circus ring or making sure her husband’s shirts are taken to the dry cleaners so she gets out of ironing, she can be found with a paintbrush in one hand and a cheap beer in the other. But if you’re buying, she’ll have a cosmopolitan. You can email her at [email protected] or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter @raintinroofblog or at her blog. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not or its employees.