We have a problem at our house. My daughter loves to create things. (We have NO idea where she gets that from 🙂
Unfortunately, she has trouble throwing things away. And she wants everything she does to be hung up on our fridge. Our fridge ran out of room the other day and she started taping things to our windows. Not an ideal solution in my opinion. So I needed a way to fix the problem and help her realize that we just can’t keep everything she does, even though it is all beautiful and special!
Luckily I found a bulletin board really cheap at Goodwill the other day so I snatched it up! I had originally planned on covering the cork board part with fabric and then painting the frame part white, but being inspired by another cork board re-do I saw recently, I decided to add a frame to it as well!
I enlisted my hubby’s help and we went to work taking an ordinary cork board into a super cute girly bulletin board!
Here’s how I did it:
- First I found my bulletin board for just a couple of dollars at my local Goodwill store
- Using spray mount, I glued fabric (my daughter’s choice) onto the entire board and even let it wrap around the sides
- Next we cut molding and 1×1 to fit around our bulletin board
- Then I had my husband use his nail gun to attach the 1×1 to the back of the molding. This created a “lip” and makes a nice clean edge all around the board.
- After the frame was built, we painted it white with good ‘ole spray paint!
- We then attached the frame to the bulletin board using the nail gun
- Puttied, sanded and touched up the paint as needed.
Then I found these really cool pins. By complete mistake!
I was in the clearance section at our WalMart (they are in the middle of remodeling it so it is kind of a disaster at the moment) but I grabbed these pins knowing my daughter would need pins to hang things on her bulletin board. They were 50 cents and had 6 pins in a box…not a great price but the looked a bit larger then normal pins and so I thought they would be easier for her to use then typical pins so I picked up two boxes.
When I actually went to put them on the board I realized the pins “broke” in half. You left the bottom part pinned into the bulletin board and the top came off and could be used as a magnet! (see photo above)
This sounds weird I know…but the thought of my four year old taking pins in and out of a cork board worried me a bit. Not that she couldn’t do it, but that one would accidentally be left on the ground and my 1 year old would find it…you get the idea! So, this MAGICALLY solved my concerns by mistake! Now my daughter just uses the magnet portion of the pins to hang her things up!
It is super cool, way cute and girly, and so much cuter then the original one I bought!!
And, it solves our problem because if it doesn’t fit on the bulletin board, something has to go! 🙂