We are entering the third trimester of this March Madness baby I’ve created! Day #21!! We’re two-thirds of the way there ya’ll! Many of you have mentioned that you will miss March when this is all over. Honestly, I will too. I have really enjoyed meeting you guys here each day. BUT, I’ll still be here! Just not every day! So ya’ll better make sure you still come by and visit me and say, “Hi” okay?
Now who’s ready for a makeover? Yesterday I shared this French-Inspired Coffee Table and today I’m sharing what I did with the left-over fabric I had from that project.
Here are the thrift store parts I used for this makeover:
I found this great artwork (as in the frame is fab, the art not so much) for $12.25, but it was half price for green tags that day, so $6! Not bad for brand-new-in-the-box, even if it was a Kmart special at one time. The bulletin board was a little over a $1 on a separate trip to the same thrift store.
Here’s what I did with them:
I’ve had that bulletin board and another just like it for over a year now and it finally occurred to me the other day that maybe I could cut it to fit the frame. I think I had imagined that since it was cork, it would break apart all over the place if I tried to run it through the saw. Of course I was wrong.
Here’s a quick rundown of how I put it together, but you can probably already see how simple this was to do.
1. Find a fabulous frame and an old cork board.
2.Cut the cork board to fit the frame. (A table saw worked perfectly for this.)
3. Paint your fabulous frame. (I used Rustoleum Blossom White spray paint.)
4. Apply spay adhesive to the fabric back and the surface of the cork board. Follow directions on wait time before adhering.
5. Fold over excess fabric on edges and secure with hot glue.
6. Hold in place with duck tape. (My cork board was flush with the lip of the frame.)
7. Cover with brown paper or card board/poster board, cut to fit. I used the stiff cardboard picture that came out of a larger frame, cut to size. Staple gun or hot glue in place.
8. Add hanging hardware and voila!
I used the same graphic as I did on the table. This is one of my favorites. Again this is Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper and all you do is print your image onto the paper in the reverse, then iron it onto your fabric. I found it on Amazon.
I also used it recently on the chair pad I added to this sweet rocking chair:
The tiny polaroids are of me and my good friend Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule, at a blogging conference last July:
Boy stripes really do make you look wider lol (that’s me!).
Not too shabby for a thrifted Kmart frame and an old bulletin board!
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I’ve still got 10 more thrifty makeovers coming your way, including my Mom’s bedroom set! I’ll be sharing that on Monday. (Think Oak, 1985.)
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