Friday, March 16, 2012

-Bulletin Board Makeover-

Hey y'allllll!! This has got to be the easiest project I have EVER done. First, I want to say that I loved "pin boards" long before they were cool. The virtual pin board now rules the world (Pinterest)<---Which I also LOVE. However, I am not ready to part with my real, physical pin board that I can actually pin real things and ideas on. Lol. I am actually laughing at myself. It's kinda weird, I know. Sooooo...I have had this bulletin board since high school. That's right. It was painted white with black fabric over the cork board and pink and white polka dot ribbon around the edges. Needless to say, I ripped all of that off =) and I was left with this...



Ugly right? I know. This lonely little bulletin board has just been hanging out collecting dust. I hadn't really decided what I wanted to do to it yet. I was at Hobby Lobby (because I had a 40% off coupon and I had to buy something with it. Ha.) So, I always check out the fabric, just because. I found burlap in the fabric clearance! That's rightttt! Just enough to cover my bulletin board! ANNNDDD it was only $1.20. Mmmm hmm. I was stoked. I  also grabbed some ribbon which happened to be 50% off, and some spray adhesive. FYI: Spray adhesive is great for bulletin boards because it holds really well, but if you ever want to re-do it again, you just pull the fabric right off!





Brown is 1 and 1/2 inch. Green is 7/8. Both Grosgrain.


It only took me about 30 minutes to finish this. I sprayed the cork on the bulletin board a few inches at a time so I could get my burlap on just right. Then I cut my ribbons to go around the edges. I used a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon so they don't fray over time. I hot glued my ribbons around the edge, starting with the brown since it was the larger of the two. Then glued the green and white right down the middle of the brown. The end. That simple. Here you go...

I love it!!

Up close.
Another view. 













Happy Friday y'all (even though it's almost over!)
Jen

10 comments:

I Know The Plans I Have For You said...

Love the new look! I wanted to stop by and say thank you for the follow. I'm folling you back :-)

Lori said...

Cute idea! Love the blog hop. I'm a new GFC and LF follower. Hope you stop by and follow back so we can stay connected. Lori

Camoprincess1986 said...

Stopping in from Blogaholic :) you can visit me here:http://acountrygirlcan.blogspot.com/

Super cute you can always take something "old" and make it into something "new"

Jen said...

Thank ladies!!! Heading over to check out your blogs now!

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

Very cute! Thanks for visiting my blog. Now following you back!

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

I love this! And the brown and green dot ribbon is the finishing touch! Happy you linked up at SweetTalkin' Sunday Link Party!

Christine said...

I love it!! I want it!

Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

VERY cute bulletin board! I would love for you to share it at my party going on now at Jillify It!

I'm a new follower!
Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your project at Jillify It!

I hope you will come back again next Tuesday to share more of your creations!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Polkadot-pretties said...

Thank you for linking up this project...
Would love you to stop by and link up another fabulous project!!!
http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/you-inspire-linky-party_31.html
Claire xox