Fancy Framed Burlap Cork Board

This was a guest post that I shared over at Family Ever After a couple of weeks ago.  I thought you would want to see it here as well!

Today I wanted to share with you a frame that I gave a second chance at life as a bulletin board.

I think the frame used to be a mirror.  I got it for free from my step mom who was cleaning out her home.  Who could pass that up?  For sure not me!

First grab some materials:

Then a couple coats of white spray paint.Can I quickly confess my love for spray paint!  Such a quick cheap fix to anything.  Here and here are a couple more things I have spray painted recently.

While it was drying I worked on the insert.It already had a piece of cardboard inside the frame so I covered that in cork board.  This came in a roll from Hobby Lobby for around $7.  (Don’t forget to take your 40% off coupon!)  You can see the arrow is where I had to piece it together a bit.  You will not see this later when I cover it.

I then pulled out my can of spray adhesive and some left over burlap.  (I was surprised how inexpensive burlap is!  I may have to use this more often.)  I attached the burlap to the card/cork board and even used the spray adhesive to wrap it around the back.

I then sandwiched it all together.  (If you look close you will notice I screwed in the back upside down.  But of course I did not notice until I went to hang it!)

Now before I show you the finished product let me show you the cute pins I made to hand the pictures.  Any cute bulletin board needs fancy pins too right?

This pack of 6 bottle caps came with round double-sided foam circles.  I stuck those on the back and then hot glued thumb tacks on.  Quick, easy and so fun!

So this is what we ended up with:

I think it goes great with my current office remodel.  Go here and here if you want to see more of what is going on the new office/craft/sewing room.

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