I picked up 2 plain bulletin boards from Target. Zoey was my
I covered the frame portion of the boards with painters tape.
After it was taped off, I sprayed spray adhesive on the cork portion. I then lined my fabric up as best as I could and smoothed it over the board, working from the inside out and from one side to the other. Once it was in place, I removed the painters tape from underneath. Make sure you iron your fabric before adhering it to the board. Wrinkles = no good. The fabric I used is from Premier Prints and was $9.99 per yard.
I wanted to use nailheads/thumbtacks to jazz it up a bit, but as I've mentioned before, I am not the most patient person in the world (and I'm slightly OCD). So the thought of putting them on one by one on two boards equally spaced made me twitch a little. I got the idea to use nailhead trim from Centsational Girl. I ordered mine from Fabric Farms for $16.95. While it is a little more pricey than the thumbtack route, it was well worth it to maintain my sanity.
It comes on a roll and you just hammer in (or push, in this case, since it's a bulletin board) a nail every fifth spot. (True confession: I asked Justin if he had a rubber mallet so that I wouldn't mess up the finish of the nails when I hammered them in. He said he didn't, and I was upset that I wouldn't be able to finish the project that night. Then he nicely asked why I even needed a mallet since it was a bulletin board! So smart that guy is. I felt like an idiot.)
It perfectly spaces them for you and it took me less than 10 minutes to trim each board.
I skipped the step of spraying more adhesive on the trim and just pulled the fabric tight around the back and used a liberal amount of staples to secure it.
And there's one of the two finished boards. As you can see, this was done before we painted the office. (I forgot to get a picture of them both hanging above our desks before we took them down for the painters.)
But now that our office is painted gray, there's a bit of a problem.
Yeah, so there's too much gray/blue action going on. I am not a big fan of the boards paired with our newly painted walls. So now back to square one with a new (non-blue gray) fabric!