2 Different DIY Techniques to Jazz up Those Everyday Plain Jane Bulletin Boards

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Got a bulletin board? You love it right? Just not the way it looks.

Here are 2 different DIY techniques to transform, those everyday plain jane bulletin boards, into pieces that you will be proud to display on your walls.

DIY Technique #1: “Project Transformation Bulletin Board”

SUPPLIES:

  • Standard bulletin board
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Furniture nail heads
  • Spray adhesive
  • Staple gun
  • Magazine

STEP ONE:

(For this step you will need the standard bulletin board, fabric of your choice, and the fabric scissors)

  • Start by laying the bulletin board flat on the ground with the cork side facing up toward the ceiling. Take the fabric and lay it over the top of the bulletin board.
  • You want to make sure there is a 4 inch overhang of extra fabric on ALL four sides. Cut away any excess fabric over the 4 inches you need.
  • Once you have the fabric cut in the shape that you need, fold it up and set it to the side.

STEP TWO:

(For this step you will need the standard bulletin board, spray adhesive, the magazine, and the cut fabric from STEP ONE)

  • Start with the bulletin board lying flat on the ground. The cork side should be facing up toward the ceiling. Take the spray adhesive and spray a light thin layer, ONLY on the cork part of the bulletin board.
  • Use the magazine as a barrier to protect the frame from receiving any spray adhesive.
  • Next before the spray adhesive dries, gently lay the cut fabric from STEP ONE on the bulletin board.
  • Starting from the center and working your way out to ALL four corners smooth, out the fabric to remove any wrinkles or air pockets.

STEP THREE:

(For this step you will need the furniture nail heads and the bulletin board with the attached fabric from STEP TWO)

  • Once you have completed STEP TWO, place one furniture nail head into each of the four corners of the frame.
  • Then starting at the top left corner and working your way toward the top right corner place a tight line of the furniture nail heads along the edge of the frame.
  • Continue placing a tight line of the furniture nail heads along all 4 edges of the frame until complete. The furniture nail heads should outline the edge of the bulletin board.

STEP FOUR:

(For this step you will need the bulletin board from STEP THREE and the staple gun)

  • Once the bulletin board has dried, flip the bulletin board so the fabric side is facing down towards the floor. You want the back of the bulletin board to be facing up towards the ceiling.
  • Then take the 4 inch overhang and pull it over the frame. It should be snug to the back of the bulletin board.
  • Fold the fabric at the four corners of the bulletin board.
  • Then, staple each corner of fabric to the back of the bulletin board. (Make sure the fabric is pulled tight and has a snug fit)
  • Continue stapling the rest of the overhanging fabric to the back of the bulletin board.
  • Lastly, flip the bulletin board over and proudly display on your wall.

 

DIY Technique #2: “Project Transformation Bulletin Board”

SUPPLIES:

  • Corkboard
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Fabric scissors
  • Spray adhesive
  • Wood frame
  • Staple gun
  • Spray paint color of your choice
  • Newspaper

STEP ONE:

(For this step you will need the cork board, fabric, and fabric scissors)

  • Place corkboard flat on the ground and lay fabric over the top.
  • You want a 3 inch overhang of fabric on ALL four sides. Cut away any excess fabric over the 3 inches you need.
  • Once you have the fabric cut in the shape that you need, fold it up and set it to the side.

STEP TWO:

(For this step you will need newspaper, spray adhesive, the cork board and the cut fabric from STEP ONE)

  • Start by laying the newspaper down to protect the surface area you are working on.
  • Then, lay the cork board flat on the newspaper.
  • Next with the cork board facing the ceiling, spray a light thin layer of adhesive on the top side of the cork board.
  • Before the spray adhesive dries, gently lay the cut fabric from STEP ONE on the cork board.
  • Starting from the center and working your way out to ALL four corners, smooth out the fabric to remove any wrinkles or air pockets.
  • Now, let it dry.

STEP THREE:

(For this step you will need the wood frame, spray paint color of your choice, and a couple sheets of newspaper)

  • Start by laying the newspaper down to protect the surface are you are working on.
  • Then, place the wood frame face up on the newspaper.
  • Next, take the spray paint and spray on the paint color of your choice.
  • Let the front side of the frame dry.
  • Once dry flip over and spray the backside of the wood frame.
  • Now, let the paint dry.

STEP FOUR:

(For this step you will need the staple gun, the corkboard from STEP TWO, and the painted wood frame from STEP THREE)

  • Lay the wood frame with its backside facing up towards the ceiling.
  • Place the corkboard in the wood frame. The fabric side should be facing down towards the floor (like you would place a picture in a picture frame)
  • Then, pull the 3 inch overhang of fabric snug around the corkboard. (Do not pull the overhang of fabric around the frame, like we did in DIY Technique #1)
  • Next, take the staple gun and staple down the four corners of the corkboard to the wood frame. (This will also securer the overhang of fabric in place)
  • Last, staple the rest of the edges down to the wood frame, so that the corkboard is secured in place to the wood frame.
  • Now, all that’s left is for you to choose a wall to proudly display your chic new bulletin board.

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