Friday, January 29, 2010

~a bulletin board project~

This has been quite the week for projects around here!
I have always wanted a giant bulletin board, and when I saw this frame at a local thrift shop, I knew it would be perfect!
It was marked $24.99, but I had a $3.00 off coupon.
So home it came with me!
I picked up a roll of cork at a craft store for $9.99 and used some spray adhesive I already had to marry the two together. The whole project took less than 5 minutes and
I am so
happy with the results!
I can't wait to hang it!

The best part was that I didn't have to paint it or do anything to it.
It has a gorgeous patina with chippy cream paint and a hint of gold!

It's huge, the inside measurements are 24" x 30"

My plan for next week is to fix up my craft room downstairs.
I still have to "share" it with the exercise equipment, but I think it will still turn out OK!
Stay tuned!


Ange said...

That's the sort of crafting I like...huge impact for little effort! It looks great and will be so useful for you.

Tina said...

Hi Melaine, I am a first time commenter on your gorgeous blog. I have been looking at your blog for some time but just had to comment today as this project was on my 'to-do' list for today!! I love how yours turned out, it has inspired me to make sure I do get mine done today. Yours is gorgeous - thanks for the inspiration - Tina.

Donna said...

that looks great - i want to thrift with YOU! why can't i have an ounce of your motivation???

DustyLu said...

These look like my vintage inspiration should look at them..and let me know your thoughts..cute idea..lulu

Kaelee said...

What a great idea! You've inspired me :)

Lili said...

I am loving this. Chippy paint AND a touch of gold, heaven! -Lili

Anonymous said...

You are sooooo creative and all your projects turn out GREAT!!! I love the frame - wish I had found it!

Partyof9 said...

SO nice!!!
I sure wish I had extra time to do fun projects like this. With a 2 year old and a 5 year old at home (Kindergarten all day next year!) It's hard to just keep the house clean. lol

You are talented!!

1 Funky Woman said...

What a great find, I love that idea, I think I may need to check out our goodwill and see if they have a great frame that I could do the same!


Becca Bertotti said...

I love and admire your vision !! If I passed that frame in a thrift store, I never would've thought I could turn it into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind corkboard. Thanks for the inspiration !! I'm still in awe of the Provost plaque from Ballards that you recreated. Take care, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

Erin Southwell said...

Wow, that is fantastic! I had no idea that cork came in rolls! :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

It's just perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Red Felted Heart said...

Don't you love it when a plan comes together! Looks like you've had a great crafting week...blessings

Katie Brown said...

ooooh, you've inspired me. i love it. adding frame to my thrift list!:)

beachy keen girl said...

i love it! it's hard to find a great frame like that, glad you snatched it up -- and with a discount too :)

love your blog!!

Nancy Elizabeth Carey said...

Turned out great! I recently had the same post on my blog...Great minds think alike!! xoxo's Nan

Katy said...

Nice little bulletin board, noticed that you have it propped up on your new chair. :)

Lexie said...

looks great! : )

i would love to see pics of your craft room- gym equipment included. it's nice to see how people integrate things like that into their homes.

love your blog TONS!! xo

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a fabulous frame!

I think I'm the last one in blogland to NOT have made a bulletin board out of anything yet. I'd better get with it before they're outa style. :)


Michelle said...

I've seen these in Ballard Designs and they are so expensive, I love yours, great idea!!

paige said...

so fun! & that frame is wonderful


Playing Sublimely said...

Are you for real?!?! Things are just do dreamy over here :)...loved visiting.

Room to Inspire said...

I love it! Okay, what I want to know is where do you "thrift shop"???


Angela said...

Fabulous! You are giving me all kinds of cheaper alternatives to my Ballard's wish list. They better watch out;)

Sharla said...

I have a frame I've been wanting to do the same thing with but I haven't been able to find a piece of cork that would be big enough in all 1 piece. Was yours?? If not, it looks like it.

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