Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Burlap Bulletin Board

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In addition to the shelving in my office, I was in much need of some memo board space.  I am a piler - anything that I need to keep near me (passwords, phone numbers, etc) that I use on a regular basis always ends up in a pile - UNLESS I have a handy dandy bulletin board!  So, this past weekend I spent some time making some cute memo space.

The first thing I did was to update a free bulletin board that I got when our renters moved out and left it in the garage - score!!  I love free stuff!  This is what I started with:

I taped around all of the edges so I could paint it white.  After the painting was done, it looked like this:

Then I just measured and cut some burlap - you know I needed some burlap in my office!  I spray mounted that to the cork and then applied basic silver thumb tacks all around the edges so they had that nail head look.

Here's the final product!  I had a few leftover thumbtacks so I hot glued some buttons on to make some cute decorative pushpins.  Now I just have to get some stuff up there - don't worry - It will be covered in memos soon enough!!

Another project off the list! 



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  2. Sara said...
    Burlap...so hot right now! The third post I've seen in two days...Bower Power and Younghouse Love just made some updates to walls and frames using burlap. I love yours too! Better get some burlap!

  3. This is so cute! Great idea!!

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    Sarah @ Dotted Line Crafts

  4. Really cute! I love anything burlap and I really like the tack detail around it. Jazzes it up! I have a party on Fridays and I'd love if you linked up!


  5. Very pretty. What a great idea!

  6. Love this project! You should share it with my readers @ thrift[me] blog: http://thriftmeblog.com/lets-organize-2012-kitchen-countertops-recap-link-party/.