Create Bulletin board

Anyone else have a hard time adjusting to the time change this weekend? I am dragging this morning! Remind me why we are still doing this?

Anyways…despite the slow start this morning, we made some great progress on our HUGE remodeling project and we are getting so close to being FINISHED! Unfortunately all the little things take a lot of time and patience to finish up.  But we are getting so close. 

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Today I wanted to share with you a little bulletin board that I got up in my new office. It has been so nice to have everything in one spot, right where I need it.  I wanted a spot to be able to display some fun memories and also tack up some inspiration.

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I simply found frame that I liked that was on sale (50% off) at Hobby Lobby and painted it white and then distressed with sand paper.  Then I found some cork board out of an old thrift store frame and cut it down to the right size. 

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I painted the cork board white since I didn’t want it to look like cork board.  All I did was roll the cork board with my white paint that I used to paint the frame with. It took 3 coats to get it to the whiteness that I wanted.

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Then I made a simple CREATE banner.  For some reason I couldn’t get the pattern correct with the squares and triangles.  Ha ha!  I must have been tired or something.  But I actually like that there is NO pattern to the banner.  I must admit that normally I would automatically go for the square-triangle-square-triangle pattern as I am a very traditional and uniform person.  When I was a kid I would ALWAYS color the barn red!  But I like that it is a bit off.  Seems to be a bit more “creative” that way. 

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Anyways…I am waiting to finish up a couple of more things in the office before I reveal the whole thing to you.  I have to paint the ceiling and a few other small things before it can finally get checked off of the list!

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    That’s super cute! I had no idea you could paint cork board (that’s the non crafty side of me coming out) :)
    Do you have any fun and really cheap idea’s for a mother’s day gift? I am doing something for the whole school and i’m looking for idea’s as the one’s i’ve come up with are possibly more then I have to spend.

  2. 2

    Adorable!!! I love iet!

  3. 3

    This is beautiful! I love it! So inspiring!

  4. 4

    I have the frame but have not cut the cork yet. Thanks for the push! I love your results.

  5. 5

    I love it!!! I’m working on a pin board too! So funny! Great minds think alike :) I love the painting of the cork board idea! So great!

  6. 6

    I love this idea! Very inspirational display. I’m adding this to my project list. We’ll see if and when it gets done!

  7. 7

    love it! I love how clean and crisp it is :)

  8. 8

    Cute Amy! I can’t wait to see the finished room.

    xoxo

  9. 9

    Very, very cute! I’ve been looking at my bulletin board wondering how to make it cute–now I know! :)

  10. 10

    Love this idea! I have something similar but I used fabric instead of paint to cover the cork board. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the banner! Such a simple touch but really adds interest. Thanks for sharing.

  11. 11

    Very cute!!

  12. 12

    Very cool! How did you cut the cork board?

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