Hope you had a fun and relaxing holiday weekend! We had plans to go to the mountains, but the weather forecast was not looking great on Friday so we decided to stay home. This change of plans made our girls happy because it meant they could now spend time with their friends. We did manage though to schedule some family time together each day, which of course made me happy! We mostly spent the weekend checking out several local places that we’ve never been to which was really fun. I also found some time to work on a project.
I had been searching for a large bulletin/message board to hang in my little upstairs office nook for a while. I was frustrated that I was not having any luck finding one that was the size I wanted or within my budget. Then, one day I got the idea to repurpose a photo collage frame I was no longer using. The size was just what I had been searching for and it had been right there in front of me all along.
This project could not have been easier and cost much less than the ones I found online of a similar size.
I purchased the frame years ago from Kirkland’s and remember paying around $40 for it, it was in the clearance section. You can use any frame to make a bulletin board, but if you are looking to make a big one these collage frames are great.
I started by removing everything so I could paint the frame. I used two RECLAIM paint colors that I had on hand, Bright White and Buttercream. I also used the RECLAIM sealer to add a protective finish. While the frame was drying I measured my quilt batting to cover the board backing that came with the frame and attached it with glue. Next, I placed the board on top of my fabric, if your fabric is wrinkled remember to iron it first. I cut the fabric a few inches wider all around so that I could attach it to the back of the board. Using my glue gun I secured each end of the fabric at a time to the back, be sure to pull the fabric tight as you go.
To complete the project I then added the ribbon. I found this braided burlap ribbon at Michael’s and I really love it’s texture. I also added a few mini painted clothes pins to help keep notes and papers in place.
To add some interest to my new bulletin board I attached these fabric flowers that I recently made for a fun pop of color!
The bulletin board now hangs above my desk and I love how my little office nook is coming together. I still have a few things to complete in this space, but I will be sharing soon, I promise! Oh and I plan to share how I made these fabric flowers in an upcoming post as well.
Have a great week!
Note: This is not a sponsored post, I just enjoy sharing where I find things and products that I use.