Whew, try and say that title five times fast!
This old bulletin board has been sitting in the basement since we moved in. I’ve had it since high school and it has seen its share of menus, photos of Justin Timberlake, and kid drawings. I painted the frame when we moved into our apartment, but have since fallen out of love with it.
When I saw Megan from Balancing Home’s tutorial on how to create a Ballard Inspired burlap memo board, I felt like smacking myself in the head. Covering the whole board with fabric?! Such a great idea!
I used her tutorial to wrap my bulletin board with a beautiful, dark denim that I had on hand. The color is more navy in real life. It was super easy, the hardest part was ironing. (I hate ironing fabric.)
I didn’t have any nailhead trim to use for this project (it’s spoken for), but I did have a box of gold thumbtacks from the Dollar Tree. I didn’t measure, and it’s not perfect, but I just pushed them into the cork and readjusted them if needed. It was easy and quick, even Doug and Lily helped me.
I’m planning on hanging it in my room and using it as a jewelry organizer, although I love the look of it so much, I don’t know that I want it hidden in my room! I want it front and center where everyone can check it out. Hey everybody, come see how good I look!
Inspired by a Pinterest find, I attached a piece of gold chain and used it to hang my earrings.
I guess you could say I’m in love with nailhead trim, so I’m even more in love with the idea of using thumbtacks as nail heads. This project was so simple, cheap, and easy, but it makes such a big statement. I can’t wait to find another bulletin board and try a different fabric! This would be perfect for a memo board or bulletin board, or even a great gift.
Supplies and Cost:
Bulletin Board: $2 from a garage sale
Denim fabric: 1 yard at $3.99
”Nailhead Trim” = 1 box of gold Dollar Tree thumbtacks: $1
Total Cost: $7!
Time Spent: 20-30 minutes