Hi beautiful friends!
Thank you to those that joined Nancy and me while we were thrifting last Thursday! We had a great time and even found a few treasures. If you missed our LIVE video, you can watch the replay on my Facebook Page HERE, and Nancy shared a short LIVE video on her Facebook page HERE too! (One of those may or may not include some bad dancing.)
I also want to let ya’ll know, in case you don’t scroll all the way to the end, that I will be back TOMORROW instead of Thursday this week. I’m joining the Seasonal Simplicity Tour hosted by my friend, Krista once again so I’ll be back with a brand new Spring project!
Today I’m back to tackling one of the last few pieces from thrift store haul #2, this picture I picked up for $4.25:
I don’t know about the picture, but how gorgeous is that frame? And for less than $5? A steal!! Yes, please! I grabbed it right away.
After sharing vintage suitcase #2 on Thursday (See that HERE if you missed it.), I still had some of that pretty floral fabric from Hobby Lobby left. I decided that I would use the rest on this project…to create a pretty new bulletin board:
Didn’t the frame paint up so pretty? I love all those curvy details! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love too.
Want to know how to make one?
To turn my frame and bulletin board into a fancier framed bulletin board, I started with painting my frame in Behr’s Bit of Sugar, made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe with video on how to mix HERE.)
I usually use a clean cloth to apply wax because I feel like a wax brush uses a lot more wax, but it is much easier for projects like this that have all the details. Cleaning the brush is easy with warm water and dish soap.
You’ll need a cork board also, and I just happened to have one in my stash that I picked up for a couple of dollars a while back:
I see these at thrift stores all the time.
After removing this one from this sad frame, it just happened to be the perfect size to fit my new frame. If not, cork can be easily cut down to fit.
Next I painted my cork board white as a better background for the fabric than the original brown color. Conveniently I had a roller and tray of white paint nearby from a house project my Hubby and I are working on on the side….I’ll be sharing that project when we’re done!
Then I grabbed my spray adhesive, and following the instructions for a more permanent adhesion, I sprayed both the cork surface and the fabric and waited 60 seconds…
Then I applied the fabric (already ironed) over the cork, smoothed out any wrinkles, and secured it on the back with hot glue. I inserted it into the frame and used my staple gun to secure it in place…
My cork had this hard backing behind it which made that step easy.
Then I used pretty brown kraft style wrapping paper I found at HomeGoods to cover the back, lining up the straight top and side edges of the paper with the top left of the frame, then trimming the other two sides with a sharp razor blade. I suggest using one that is actually in a holder, but I’m used to doing it this way.
I added sawtooth hanging hardware at the top and that was that!
This is how I finish the backs of my chalkboards, so they are finished nicely from the back as well. Don’t worry if the paper wrinkles from the Mod Podge, that is to be expected when you apply it more liberally, and holding it in place is more important.
How sweet is this now?
A sweet new bulletin board to hold pictures of my sweets!
I’m not keeping this though I am tempted. I just dropped it off at my booth yesterday.
If you liked this, you’ll love what this one became as well:
See the after HERE!
Let’s cross another of this list, shall we?
If you missed any previous makeovers from this group, you can find them all here:
Don’t forget…I will be back TOMORROW this week instead of Thursday!
UPDATE! Check out what I made for my front door to welcome Spring HERE!
See ya soon!! 🙂
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