Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thrifty Bulletin Board & Its Makeover

I thought I’d combine my thrifty find and its makeover in one post.  I found this bulletin board at Goodwill last week when I was thrifting with my friend, Sue.


For $2.99 it came home with me and  got a makeover.  I painted the frame with Burnt Umber craft paint.


Then I pulled out this utility fabric I bought at Joann’s {in the area where the burlap is}.  It feels kind of like a cross between paper and fabric. 


The design had caught my eye so I figured I’d try a yard.  The pattern on this fabric doesn’t run straight, which was driving me wacky.

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I cut the fabric to the measurement of the cork and used a spray adhesive on the back of the fabric to attach it to the cork.  The back and/or cork didn’t pop out so this was my only option.


I’m hoping this might appeal to the men at the holiday market. It would probably work great in a kitchen.  It can be hung vertically or horizontally.

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By the way, Sue bought my little French table, so I’m on the lookout for something else to makeover and bring with me to the holiday market.


Thanks, Sue! 

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Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great makeover! Love the fabric!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great makeover, Kathy! Love the pattern.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks great-it is awesome to take something boring and change it to fantastic!

Okio B Designs said...

Another great piece! I never thought to use spray adhesive. I think I tossed a bulletin board over the summer because I couldn't get the cork out. Argh!


Anonymous said...

Love your bulletin board! It's so much better now! Congrats on selling your table! I love it too!

Sue said...

You DO seem to have that knack for finding things to re-do, Kathy! Did you go back for the other cork boards we saw? Hope you can find another table to paint and take to the sale! :-) Mine is in the bathroom.

Cynthia said...

Great makeover, I love the fabric. The table is gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

What a great makeover.The fabric is so pretty.Great price too!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That looks great, Kathy. Love the graphics.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Cute! I had never heard of utility fabric, will have to check that out. I am with you on the graphic not running straight, but it turned out so great. I know Sue will enjoy the table, it is really precious.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Great choice of fabric, Kathy! A great update for a bulletin board!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Kathy I think your makeover turned out really pretty. You can always turn something plain into something pretty.
I thought of you so often while I was visiting Round Top/Warrenton Show.
There was a antique bed that had been repainted in a soft blue. Something between blue and gray color but I could not get the name of it but really would like to do my old bed like this.
Any ideas. lol
Have a great week

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Great fabric. good luck at the market!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Cool fabric! I hardly ever make it to Joann's since it's about an hour away. I'll have to think of an excuse to go up to Kennesaw to check out their fabric selection. It's always much better than Hobby Lobby (it's much bigger).

Paper Dolls said...

Most of the time when the print is so "off" you can pull the opposite corners of the piece of yardage to straighten the grain. If the print is printed off the grain, it will not help but it is worth a try! That wonky print would drive me crazy! You are very creative and have wonderful ideas!

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