I've spent a ton of time working on my living room, and now I've turned my focus a little more on my bedroom. I totally love pinterest (see what I'm pinning here: http://pinterest.com/megm0nster/), and the whole online bulletin board situation, but I still have pulls and tears from magazines, paint chips, etc. that I real world physically pin. I know I know, call me old fashioned, but I'm still a fan of bulletin boards.
I bought a pack of bulletin board squares rather than an actual board with the idea of creating my own fabric board. They measure 12"x12", and there were 4 of them. I bought a piece of plywood measuring 24"x24" from the dee-pot (read: Home Depot), and affixed the cork to the plywood with the small sticky thingers that come with the cork. Then I took some fabric (I have a bolt lying around at home), and upholstered the fabric to the board, stapling on the back side like you would when reupholstering a chair or otherwise. And voila, about 20 minutes later, you have your fabric board. The thing I like about this is that its more upscale looking than just plain cork board and makes me think less of college and dorm rooms. I also like that you can pick something neutral like I did, or you can get a really fun fabric to cover it in and have a little pop of color and excitement on your board.
Here is the how-to on my DIY fabric board, along with my finished product. You will need: plywood, cork tiles, adhesive, fabric, staple gun and staples.
|Step 1: Get piece of plywood|
|Step 2: Grab your cork tiles (4 here)|
|Step 3: Place sticky tabs on each corner of each cork tile |
and position roughly where you want them to be
|Step 4: Carefully affix the cork tiles to the plywood|
|Step 5: Lay your board on top of the fabric and cut around the perimeter so |
you have about an inch border around the board for stapling and stretching
|Step 7: Trim your edges (this is mid-trim, obviously)|
|Step 8: Start pinning!|
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