I am so very excited to share this tutorial with you guys!!! I have been dying to do something different with the bulletin boards in our spare bedroom. The other day I was lying in bed when suddenly it hit me. Eureka! Burlap. Suddenly a vision of DIY wonderfulness flashed before my eyes. The very next evening I took down the boards and put my little hands to work.
Here is the BEFORE:
The push pins are all neatly in a row. It's black and white. It's just not my style anymore.
and now AFTER!
Love, love, love. Random, eclectic and vintage inspired....much better!
So now I will show you how I did it!
Step 1: Take down an old bulletin board (or buy/thrift a new one)
Here are mine after being de-jewelified. (Yes, I just made up that word.) My taste in decorating has matured a bit...change needed to happen in their little lives. These poor babies have stayed the same since my junior year in college, which was 3 years ago! That is way too long for something to stay the same in my book.
Step 2: Redo your push pins, (so that they can dry while you work on the boards).
I had some extra scrabble letters lying around, just waiting to be put to good use.
All you have to do is glue the push pins to the letters. Easy. Done.
Step 3: Strip the boards and cut your fabric to size.
Step 4: Attach the fabric to your bulletin boards with push pins.
This way you can change it easily down the road. Or you can glue it, if you're not into the whole "change it up every few months/ years" thing.
Step 5: Hang on your wall of choice
Step 6: DECORATE!
This is the really fun part. After I put them on the wall, I started pinning up whatever I had around.
I really L. O. V. E how the scrabble letter pins turned out!
Hey look, that's our names!
Now jewelryified. (Yes, just made up another word! You didn't know I was such a rebel did you?)
These are my favorite earrings! My sissy gave them to me for Christmas. Yeah, she's pretty awesome...and she has good taste. I lucked out in the sister department.
These are my favorite vintage treasures. I really like to look at them. I love that I will be reminded of this verse every time I go to put them on.
That's all peeps.There's really so much that you can do with bulletin boards. I could put a million of them in our house. Ok, maybe not a million...but at least 10. I've got 2 so far. I might add a small one in the kitchen soon. We'll see.
Where do you guys like to put bulletin boards? What do you put on them?