If you thought the lampshade looked easy, you've got to try this burlap-covered bulletin board! And keep in mind I'm not a big "do-it-yourselfer," so if I can do it, YOU can do it!
Cork Board + Burlap and Trim + Hot Glue Gun = EASIEST DiY EVER!
I like big boards for my girls because the little ones fill up too quickly (and the whole goal is to keep them from taping and pinning things to the walls). I chose a sturdy oak framed board from Office Max ($50 in-store price; mounting hardware included), but you can find less expensive cork panels at Hobby Lobby.
Just in case you need the steps:
- Spread the burlap out on the floor.
- Lay the cork board face down.
- Trim burlap so that you have about 3" excess on all sides.
- Glue along the back of the board (not the frame; too slick), pressing the burlap into the glue as you go (careful...burlap has an open weave and the glue is hot!).
- Flip the board.
- Glue down the trim.
You can use more decorative fabrics (toile, gingham, damask), but be ready to apply some serious perfectionism to insure your pattern is nice and straight (remember: perfectionism = frustration). Personally, I prefer burlap. It's forgiving, cheap, and goes with everything (and whatever you choose will be covered up in no time anyway). My advice: focus on the trim.
What do you think? Are you ready to try one of these? You can do it! And you'll feel so accomplished and crafty when you're finished!
P.S. Some interior-loving blog friends and I have a little event up our sleeves. Can't wait to share it with you soon!