Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bulletin Board

Just a quick little thrift store make over.  I wanted a little bulletin board to hold all our grocery lists, coupons, mini calendar in the kitchen because it's a pet peeve of mine to have crap all over the fridge.  I do have papers and reminders, and it just bugs me, so hopefully some of it can move over here on the board.

I bought this...thing for $1.00 at a thrift store.

I think it was supposed to be a calendar holder.

I needed a bulletin board for the kitchen, so I thought this would work.
I got a roll of cork at the craft store.
I realized the cork is really thin and not wide enough for the frame.
So I cut a layer of cardboard to go in first, so the push pins would have something to stick in under the cork.

Then I painted the frame a brighter red just with acrylic craft paint.
To attach the cork, I trimmed it to fit the frame, and then used hot glue to attach it to my cardboard.
*You can see I had to paint the sides on the cardboard where the cork wasn't wide enough.

I had a picture hanger I nailed on the back and hung it on the wall.
Not that fancy or creative, but a simple upgrade to help organize.


  1. Every time I click on your blog you have new posts. I love that. And cannot figure out how you make time. Amazing.

  2. Haha, now I just read your post with the tips and info on how you get all of this done. I understand better, but still think that it is an amazing accomplishment.

  3. Oooh, I love it! I see those calendar holder things everywhere, but I don't use full-sized calendars. I will pick one up next time.

  4. Hey it might not be super fancy or all jazzed up but it looks classic! Sometimes that look is better! I love it!! Fabulous job!

  5. Yey!! In have one of these calendar frames,it has been sitting in the closet for 2 years and I always was trying to figure out what to do with it... off to my craft room .Thanks!!


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