Trash to Treasure Bulletin Board
I bought this for a dollar at a thrift shop. Gorgeous, no? No! But, wait…
I’ve been wanting a large sized bulletin board for the wall above our phone/mail area. Eventually we are going to build a built-in area for mail sorting, phone messages, and charging various phones, ipods, etc. But, until then I really wanted a nice bulletin board for capturing notes, coupons, and calendars. This thrift store find was just the ticket and right in my price range. I really didn’t care what condition the cork was in because I was going to cover it with fabric, however; when I started pulling all the paper strips off of it I was looking at a brand new bulletin board. Also, there was a full piece of foam core board taped to the backside. At first I thought it was to reinforce a flimsy or broken board but not at all. I have no idea whatsoever why that foam board was there…score for me, though. I got a brand new (still had the stickers on it) piece of foam core in the deal. Bonus! So all “stripped down” I was quite pleased with what my dollar had gotten me.
I proceeded to paint the frame white, then I sprayed the board with spray adhesive and smoothed a piece of linen over it. I would have removed the board from the frame, covered it with the fabric, then replaced it but the frame was built in such a way as to make this impossible. It is actually a really well-built bulletin board. There was enough space between the board and the frame to tuck the fabric in, so I used the end of a metal ruler and went along pushing the raw edges under the frame. For a finishing touch I placed a felt embellishment sticker from a scrapbook supply store in the lower left corner.
I am really pleased with how it turned out and it fits perfectly in the space!
Bulletin Board $1.00
Paint (had on hand)
Spray adhesive (had on hand)
Felt Embellishment $1.20