Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bulletin Me Pretty

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


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?)

More jewelry!

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?


Leanna said...

Man, I am super jealous of your jewelry organization... my poor jewelry is hidden away in my closet because I haven't been able to figure out a nice way to display it. This is super cute, though. I may just have to do something like this... thanks for sharing! :)

Brooke said...

This is so inspirational and pretty. I love the fabric you used :D

Megan said...

omgenius! love love these..especially the frabric choice.

Anonymous said...

So pretty, and seems easy enough. Kind of project I could do.

Ok, so now down to business. I need to know where you got some of your earrings!!!

They are so pretty!!!

Elisa Farrow said...

Very beautiful! I love the ole vintage feel :)

mary said...

Looking very inspiring, girly, vintagey, cute, exciting, whimsical, and fantastic! I love a mish mash of favorite things up and in the open! Enjoy! xox!

Nicole Marie said...

love it! so cute!

Kaycee Lee said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! I think I might try it out! Thanks!!! :D

~Kaycee Lee~

Mckenzie Jean Lund said...

those are adorable! Such a good way to organize jewelery, and it gets to be a decoration as well : )

Glory said...

great idea. something my sister would like. her blog: vintageprettypearl.blogspot.com .i dont know if you seen it before. but she is into vintage & ecletic things, and is a big crafty girl! (:

scarves said...

Thank you for your hard work to collect and organize, to share with you a lot about the fashion thing, and this is very useful to me.

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Jenni Austria Germany said...

im obsessing over these!

katyl said...

I love these! I'm moving back home after I graduate college in May and then when I get my own place I'm definitely going to use this idea!



Bree Rosalie said...

Beautiful! I have an old one with a picture of a french caffe for the background, so for now, I'm hooked.

I keep a bulletin board in my bedroom, for all those little papers and drawigns. :)


the Poston's said...

LOVE these!! and love the scrabble letters! i may just buy scrabble to use the letters in decorating... is that wrong? :)

Jennifer said...

No, girl. They have some at Michael's. That's where I got mine!

CarrieJo said...

looks so great!

Samantha said...

So cool! I want one for my room in our new house! :)

Thanks so much for you comment! :) It made me laugh :D Go Gators!

LOVE YOUR BLOG, definitely going to be a new follower :)

Jeanine said...

How neat and amazing and freakishly awesome divine idea is this??? So want to try this!

Meredith! said...

i LOVE this!! so cute! i have a board that needs a serious makeover!

Michaela said...

Girl! I love this. It's so adorable. Girl after my own heart (: The game pieces are so creative

Shalyn said...

Burlap?! You are so creative! ANd I love those pushpins!

Erin Willett said...

They look great! What a cute idea :)


Rylie said...

oh my gosh!!! I L O V E those!
So pretty! :)

Ramsey said...

Cuteness!!! LOVE the Scrabble letters!

Mariel Torres said...

this is such an amazing idea!

Jhen.Stark said...

WHOA... just have to ask.. you are Jennifer and Jonathan tooo?!?!?! SO FUN!

Jennifer said...

Why yes, we are Jennifer and Jonathan. You guys are too?

jenn (+ will) said...

super fun! i bought some round corkboard trivets from ikea that i've been dying to cover with fabric and use as little bulletin boards! you've inspired me to get a move on with it!

Anonymous said...

I am loving the one with your earrings, especially. Looks great!the letters glued on is a nice touch!

Haley K said...

b.r.i.l.l.i.an.t :)
I absolutely love the scrabble tiles (turned pins) and the way you used the letters and the little notes/verses to put your clips on. Thanks so much for sharing Jennifer!! I want to do this...when I do I'll let you know and link back up to ya :) yay!

Antoinette said...

You have totally inspired me!!! I am making one of these.



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