Monday, March 11, 2013

striped bulletin boards

My boys have cork bulletin boards in their room to hang their art and other treasures.  They were just plain and super boring- which is no bueno.  So I gave them a makeover.  You saw a preview of these bulletin boards in the DIY arrow art


Here is how is how I did it.


I started with plain 12 x 12 cork boards.


I taped off lines with blue painters tape.  I matched them up so the lines would look good when the boards were hanging on the wall together.


Then I painted over the taped lines with semi gloss latex paint.  It took 2 coats to get good coverage.


When I removed the tape, the lines were perfect!


And (for the most part) the lines on the boards match up.  Yay!!


I still haven't let my boys hang anything on them yet.  I tell them it's because I haven't made the pins yet- I've got an idea to use ephemera and other trinkets to put on push pins.  But the truth is, I like the boards just like they are- as art work!




5 comments:

  1. Eek! This is toooo cute! I have the perfect place on my wall to for something like this to keep all of my crazy random notes I write to myself. :)

    I'm totally pinning this.

    Also, I'd love it if you would share this project this week for F-it Fridays-
    http://www.parloandlogi.com/category/f-it-friday/

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  2. Eek! This is toooo cute! I have the perfect place on my wall to for something like this to keep all of my crazy random notes I write to myself. :)

    I'm totally pinning this.

    Also, I'd love it if you would share this project this week for F-it Fridays-
    http://www.parloandlogi.com/category/f-it-friday/

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  3. Super cute. I love the vignette. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party.

    http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-10.html

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  4. So cute! And there are so many different things you can do with this idea :) Thanks for dropping by my blog today! Love your blog, and am now following! Have a great night!

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  5. I need this for the office!! I love a good arrow design too!
    Id love for you to come over and link up, we party every Friday!

    http://www.lifewelive4.com/2013/03/love-it-list-it-linky-party-3.html

    :laura:

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