Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Burlap Bulletin Board

So you know I have a new desk area and I have been wanting one of those fabulous burlap bulletin boards from Pottery Barn.  I have been looking at their site and their catalog but darn the luck no 80% off sale yet!  I decided to make one from an old frame my daughter used in her college apartment (hope she doesn't want it back for her house) and a bulletin board from Wal-Mart.

So before

I spray painted the frame a dark bronze, matches the handles on my desk area.  Took off the frame from the bulletin board, cut it down to size and then covered it in an off-white burlap.

I then cut strips of the tan burlap and applied them to the bulletin board with upholstery tacks.  I have extra tacks to use as the pins.
I can slide postcards and pictures into the strips and not tack them down.

Linking to Transformation Thursday


  1. Wow. Looks amazing!

  2. That's very clever. You are so creative.

  3. OOoo, I like it. I made a burlap cork board too, but it looks different. Yours looks classy!


  4. I just love the look of burlap. Don't you think it makes just about everything look better?! Love your bulletin board!


  5. One hell of a lot cheaper too. Very nice looking board.