What’s that one thing you can always find at thrift stores?
Used bulletin boards.
Thrift stores are overflowing with them.
They are perfect for upcycling! Let me show you how to make a fabric covered bulletin board that will bring color and pattern to your home decor.
Plus I’m joining forces with lots of bloggers who have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas (just like my bulletin board) to get your creative wheels spinning.
Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Megan | C’Mon Get Crafty Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
How to Make a Fabric Covered Bulletin Board for a Family Command Center
Remember the Family Command Center I shared a couple of weeks ago?
One of the key elements to making a command center a stylish piece of home decor a fabric covered bulletin board. It’s a super simple project that can be completed in an afternoon.
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Fabric Bulletin Board: Supplies Needed
Thrifted Bulletin Board (purchase one here)
Adhesive Spray (purchase here)
One Yard of Patterned Fabric (purchase the gray arrow fabric I used)
1/4″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon (purchase here)
Metal Thumbtacks (purchase here)
Step One: Prep and Spray Paint Bulletin Board
Our very important Family Command Center all began with this $3.03 thrift store bulletin board. This blank slate had great potential to be the centerpiece our family’s organization.
If you can’t find one at the thrift store, this bulletin board is just like the one I used.
Prep the bulletin board by covering the center with newspaper then spray painting the frame.
Tip: Use even, light coats of spray paint. Nobody wants to see messy little spray paint drips!
Step Two: How to make a Fabric Covered Bulletin Board
Measure the center of the board then cut the fabric to fit. Trim edges as needed.
The goal is to have the fabric fit just inside the wooden frame.
Attach the fabric to the bulletin board using adhesive spray. I love this spray glue!
Love the gray arrow fabric used to make this project? Click here to purchase it for fabric covered bulletin board!
Step Three: Add details
Now that the bulletin board has a new coat of paint and a fabulous pattern, it’s time to add the little details. It’s the details that turn this thrift store find into a piece of home decor you can be proud of.
First, measure the inside edges of the board. Cut pieces of 1/4″ black grosgrain ribbon to be placed around the inside edges.
Tip: Melt the ends of each ribbon with a candle to prevent fraying.
Next use silver metal thumbtacks to attach the ribbon to the board. Space each thumbtack an inch apart.
Spacing the thumbtacks evenly apart will create the look of nailhead trim.
It’s such a super easy and inexpensive home decor project! Don’t you love how the gray arrow fabric bring the whole space together?
This is one of my favorite projects and I have used this tutorial for how to make a fabric covered bulletin board several times.
This first one hangs over my desk in our Southern Gentleman’s Home Office. It has become a great spot to hang blogging checklists, pictures of the children, and sticky notes. Lots and lots of sticky notes!
Hope this tutorial has inspired you to make a fabric covered bulletin board! Where would be the one place in your house where you would need this the most?
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
I link up with these fun parties!
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