Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cute Bulletin Board

I recently received a phone call from a girl in the office at the high school that Flower Bud attends asking if I could make a cute bulletin board for the office at the school, oh and could I make it super-sized. So I did a little research and this is what I put together for them.

Cute huh?  Wanna know how I did it?  Well I started with all of this:

I found everything but the paint at Hobby Lobby.  First I painted the frames.  As you can probably guess our school colors are blue and gold.  So I painted the larger fame that would be on the bottom blue.

Then I painted the one going on top the gold color.

While they were drying I covered the cork board insert with the fabric.  If you have ever covered a chair seat it is basically the same.  You just place the cork board face down on the backside of the fabric. 

Trim it so that you have enough to bring up and over the back then staple in place.  I usually fold the edge over to make it look a little neater, but you don't have to do this.

Do the same on the opposite side pulling it tight, then the other two sides.  Continue stapling all the way down, working your way around the whole board.

When you get to the corners you kinda fold it like when you put the sheets on your bed.  Don't really know how to explain it, but it'll look kinda like this:

When you get all the way around you're done and it should look something like this:

Here's the front:

When the frames were dry I sanded the edges to give it a slight distressed look:

 Then I screwed them together.

After the frames were all screwed together I inserted the cork board.  With the addition of the fabric it was a little thicker than the frame so I couldn't use the sprig gun to hold it in so I screwed on some wooden strips to hold it in place.

Well, that's it.  Overall it measures approximately 3 feet by 4 feet. If you are local and would like to see it in person just drop by the office at Fairhope High, it'll be right there when you walk in.


No comments:

Post a Comment