Thrifted DIY Fabric Covered Bulletin Board

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Today is the day, awesome Friends!! It’s the final makeover in this year’s March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days Series! I hope you were entertained, but more importantly, I hope you were inspired!

Here we go with thrifty makeover #31!

I found this shower curtain, originally from Target, at the new DAV thrift store I mentioned the other day that I recently discovered. (I told you I left with a full cart.)


I’ve seen this at Target before and although I’m not in the market for a new shower curtain, I thought the fabric was pretty, so in my cart it went.

Our theme for this month’s Get Your DIY On party for April is Wall Décor. I pulled this out to see if I could incorporate it into wall art somehow.

I also grabbed this $8 frame from my stash:

(Isn’t that scene gorgeous?)

And this bulletin board I bought a while back…


It was half off, so I was able to get this for just over $2.

These three items came together to create this:

Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Isn’t that fabric so pretty?

I cut the bulletin board to fit the frame using my table saw. Then I used spray adhesive to attach the fabric to the bulletin board.

The bulletin board was nice and thick, but it ended up being flush with the frame, so I held it in place using my staple gun:


That worked perfectly. I covered the back with pretty paper to hide what was behind-the-scenes.

Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I also added hangers to the back, although I have it resting on this table for now. So technically…it’s wall décor! 🙂

Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I added a few sweet pictures…the candid shots are my always my favorite.

Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I planned to DIY some fun pushpins for this project, but I couldn’t resist these animal head ones I found at Target:


Love these, and the little pop of gold. Surely better than anything I could have come up with!

Pushipins from Target


Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer


Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

My Get Your DIY On cohosts are also sharing wall décor projects to fit this month’s party theme:


DIY Weathered Love Signs from Artsy Chicks Rule

Cotton Gin Pail from The Hankful House

Thrift Store VIntage Painting Gallery Wall from The Happy Housie

Pallet Wood Arrow from House by Hoff

The party fun starts this Sunday, April 3rd, at 7:00pm EST.

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Bloggers, come share your awesome patterned and textured projects so we can inspire our readers!

And that concludes March Madness 2016. I have SO enjoyed meeting ya’ll here every day this month, but I’ll be back before you know it…as in Tuesday!

It’s Round 5 of Swap it Like it’s Hot and my friend Shanna from Restoration Redoux sent me these thrift store treasures to work some magic on:


And did I ever…can’t wait to share! See ya then! I’ll miss you guys!!

UPDATE: See how I rocked these treasures HERE now! 🙂

If you missed any of this month’s thrifty madness, I’ve got all 30 here so you can catch up!

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

1. Drawer Shelf   2. Patterned Sofa Table

3. Romantic Flatware Box Makeover  4. DIY Wooden Tote Redo

5. How to Cover a Lamp Shade  6. 80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined

7. 15 Minute Table Makeover  8. Thrift Store Container Makeover 

9. Charlotte’s Night Table   10. DIY Jewelry Storage 11. Updated Candlesticks

 12. How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter  13. Jewelry/Trinket Holder

14. Mini Shelf Makeover  15. The Perfect Necklace Holder  16. Oval Rosette Mirror

17. Antique Mirror Repurposed  18. DIY Tray from an Old Picture

19. Spring Bird Nest Wreath 20. $5 Thrift Store Lamps  21. Shutter Cabinet

22. $5 Yard Sale Dresser   23. Numbered Farmhouse Stool 24. 80’s Shelf

25. Farmhouse Headboard Bench   26. Reclaimed Wood Side Table

27.  DIY Bead Board Tray   28. French Provincial Desk Makeover 

29. Fleur de Lis Dresser   30. Repurposed French Provincial Headboard



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I love to share at these great parties:

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  1. Amen!!! To a job well done!!! You set out and conquered!!! Give yourself a standing “O”.!!!
    All projects benefitted from your talented touches. Loved them all.
    Keep up the good work!!!
    God Bless!!!!
    Addie 😉

  2. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    How stunning. Never thought about using fabric to cover my bulletin board. Very cool and clever idea. Thank You
    Love those adorable stick pin /thumb tacks

  3. Thank you Christy for all your hard work during March Madness. And yes, I do love the shower curtain turned bulletinboard/wall art. When it comes to shower curtains some of them are just beautiful and it is amazing what can be done with them. And love, love, love those push pins. You’re right. They’re perfect. Have a wonderful day!

    • Thank you so much, Joanne for all your very thoughtful comments each morning! I’m so glad you enjoyed this crazy month of makeovers!! Yes the push pins were a must-have. 😊

  4. Thanks for your fabulous March Madness makeovers they were all great! I enjoyed seeing what you were doing each day. I love your work!
    Blessings Candy

  5. I sure enjoyed your month of projects, some I will try, and others that have sparked my creativity! Will continue to follow your posts. Thank You

  6. I am truly amazed by your makeovers this whole month. I have enjoyed each & every one of them. You have found your true calling. I am inspired to try a few on my own. Look forward to future postings.

  7. I don’t usually comment, but I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your March Madness series. It was such fun to see what you made. I am inspired to get out to my “stash” and make something beautiful. Please do another series like this one soon. I know it is a tremendous amount of work, but it was such fun to see what your crafty mind came up with. Love your blog.

    • Thank you SO much, Nancy! I’m so glad you decided to share your very kind thoughts! I love that you are feeling inspired to create…that’s the best! I’ll still be here sharing a couple of times a week, so I’ll see you soon! Tuesday’s makeover is a good one! 😊

  8. Cindy Lee says:

    Everything you transform is AMAZING! Love this idea. Is there something that can be applied to the fabric to repel dirt and dust? I will miss seeing your projects everyday! I can hardly wait until Tuesday. Thanks a bunch!

  9. Linda Southworth says:

    Christy, I so hate to see the end! Each and every post has been so fun to see the transformation. Just about all of them I have wanted. This has given me a number of ideas. You truly made it look simple and easy. I am sure you have worked hard to pull this off. Thank you so much for a full month of glorious diys. You are the best!

  10. This is so attractive! I love your style and how you pull everything together. And you always make me want to break out my white paint…it’s so clean and fresh 🙂

  11. Good morning, Christy – you saved the best for last – beautiful! 🙂


  12. Catherine McDonnell says:

    This came out so beautiful! Thank you for your awesome month of projects – I loved last year’s DIY’s as well! It is always fun to see what you’re up to next!

  13. Hi Christy!! Love the bulletin board and the push pins are sooo cute!!! I have so enjoyed your 31 days again this year!!! You are so talented! Thanks for another great March Madness.xoxo

  14. Hi Christy
    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your March series- everything as so lovely, and I am definitely keeping my eyes open for certain things when I go to the thrift shops. It has been inspirational, thankyou so much, cheers Angela

  15. Maggie M says:

    Say it ain’t so,March Madness is over?! I enjoyed every project. Many thanks:)

  16. Nope, I never thought bulletin board, I was thinking cushion for outside covered porch. With the water resistant being good for damp weather, or seat pad. You’re right, it is amazing what the different minds see. And the finish of this this great “March Madness DIY” would be a great finish to any room.
    I so enjoyed my visits and viewing your work. See you Tuesday. Thanks

    • This is just fabric, meant to go with a separate liner, but I do love your idea for a regular shower curtain! I’m so happy you have enjoyed this series and I truly appreciate you following along and cheering me on from the sidelines! See you Tuesday…that’s a good one! 😊

  17. I wish I could think outside of the box like you! I can copy but I can’t put it together in my head. This is beautiful.

  18. chris aka monkey says:

    ahhh it’s like coming to the end of a very good book loved every minute see you later and thanks xx

  19. I love the fabric and those push pins are the cutest things ever!!!

  20. Christy, thank you so much for all the time you have put into making and sharing these fun projects. I love your style and you make it all look so easy. Love your DIY chalk paint recipe! I’ve looked forward to checking my inbox each morning to see what’s new. You have inspired me to see the potential in ordinary junk/stuff to make treasures. Thanks!😍

  21. Ooooo, you’re going out with a bang! I really like this one! Beautiful frame, and gorgeous fabric… it’s a winner! I think this is my second favorite after day 4… errr… oh, now that I look at them all again, I don’t know… Lots of lovely work here!

    I’m so glad you are a steady blogger, or I’d really be mourning the end of March. I know there’s more fabulous inspiration coming up! Thank you BUNCHES.

  22. Donna Huisinga says:

    I have enjoyed each and every day of this month. Would you ever consider sharing what price tag you put on these items?

  23. girlfromwva says:

    such an awesome diy thrifted project at a great price!!!

  24. I hate to see it end!! It has been so fun to watch your creations come alive!! Please do it again soon!!

  25. Thank you for 31 days of great projects. It was so much fun to check and see what you did each day. Have really enjoyed following your blog.

  26. Karen H. says:

    That bulletin board is gorgeous! I love the frame you chose, but I really love that fabric! I would love to find that same shower curtain, but Target has over 600 options. I wondered if if had the brand name on a tag? That might be helpful in locating it.

    Thank you… and beautiful job! Oh, and I love the little push pins, too!

  27. Constance Colvin says:

    Do it again! Do it again! How about July Jubilee!? Awesome August!? I want more! 🙂 :*

    • Ha ha that made me chuckle! July jubilee lol. I need about a year to recooperate, but I’ll still be here a couple of times a week! Tuesday’s makeover is a good one! 💗

  28. Well March Madness is diffenently going out on a high note! ! The bulletin board is really pretty. It would be great in most any room. Great project.
    I have really enjoyed this past month looking forward each morning to see what you had for us. Everything you did was awesome! !
    Thank you

  29. Mary Meusburger says:

    You never disappoint! I was sure there would be some kind of pillow involved with that pretty material.
    I am going to miss March ( and I never thought I would say that)!

  30. Jayne Slovick says:

    I really enjoy all these projects.

    I wanted to mention…for the last week, every time I get on your blog, my computer locks up. Doesn’t happen anywhere else. I have to restart to get it working again. ????

  31. Thank you so much for this past month of makeovers. You are so creative.

  32. What a great month!! Great projects and lots of ideas!

  33. Beautiful! I bet it will make someone super happy when it’s in their home!! 🙂

  34. Hi Christy¡¡, thank you so much for making my mornings fantastic with each one of yours makeovers… Just one year ago I discovered your blog , and since then many projectsI’ve made have been influenced by your big talent…
    I do also like the way you answer each one of us ( although we are many many fans), Thank you very much, I hope some day going to VB to visit your booth , thrifting and having a coffee with you and Nancy. Kisses

    • You are so welcome, Victoria! I have really appreciated all of your super kind words over the past year…that’s part of what makes this so fun! It would awesome to have you along with us for a thrifting adventure!! XOXO

  35. Congrats on a month of marvelous make overs Christy! I always love seeing what you’re up to! I’m looking for the monthly DIY party Sunday!

  36. What a gorgeous bulletin board Christy! I want those animal head tacks too.

    • Thank you, Miss Marie! Aren’t they the cutest? I was looking for something totally unrelated at Target when I spied them, and knew I needed them for this bulletin board. XOXO

  37. Well, I guessed that you were going to upholster something with that shower curtain… this is kind of like upholstery isn’t it?! lol! It turned out so beautiful!

    The March Madness was so much fun to follow, I loved every project! I see that it’s something you do yearly, is it just you or do other bloggers participate?


    • Ha ha sure it kinda is! Thanks, Tania! It’s just me in this series, I did have a friend who was planning to join me last year, but she decided it was too much. After seeing how much work and commitment it required after finishing last year, I decided it would be unfair to ask that much of others this year. I love how it allows me to connect with my readers though so to me it’s worth the effort. 🙂

  38. I so much enjoyed your month of makeovers! Combining the bulletin board with a pretty frame is such a great idea. The shower curtain fabric is so feminine and looks great with the white frame.

    I look forward to your “swap it like it’s hot” post. One of these days I would like to get in on that fun. I’m not sure what I’d like more, shopping for the box of things to send, or trying to come up with something fun with what I received.

  39. The fabric and the pushpins are adorable, well, the whole project is! Awesome finale for the amazing March Madness series. You rocked project after project, well done Christy!

    • Thanks so much, Cristina!! This series was a ton of work to put together, but I so enjoyed connecting with readers on a daily basis. If only I could keep it up…um no way! 🙂

  40. Thank you so much for this. I made two to decorate the wall to my room and it looks great. I have pictures, ticket stubs, song lyrics, etc. It’s so nice to have it on the board instead of just cluttering my wall

  41. I am making two of these boards for my classroom. Do staples work on this as well as pins?


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