This bulletin board didn't survive the move - the only thing that got broken, if can you believe it. But I was feeling thrifty and decided to keep it and use it anyway instead of shelling out $20 for a new one. The corner of the cork itself was broken, and the frame had come apart as well.
|The bulletin board frame didn't survive the move...|
|...and the bulletin board itself was a little broken up.|
That's how the craft urge generally comes over me - I think I don't have any creativity left in me and then one day, I just get a wild hair to do something.
I had to reconstruct the broken corner. I evened out the rough edge with scissors (an exacto knife would have probably been better but oh well) and then layered some cardboard to create a new corner.
|Preparing to reconstruct the corner after trimming off the broken part|
I glued the triangles together to get the approximate width I needed to match the bulletin board and then hot glued it into place.
|Corner all glued back in place|
Then I hot glued the fabric to the cork board. Staples would have worked too but I'm a hot glue gun girl. (Funny story - I STILL can't find my trusty glue gun. It's been lost in the move somehow. I had to buy a replacement glue gun and it's not nearly as good as my old one. I keep hoping I'll find it one of these days.)
|Wrap fabric around the back and attach with staples or glue|
Tip: Iron your fabric before you attach it. Duh. Again, I'm just too impatient to think these things through thoroughly. I ended up trying to iron it AFTER I finished the project, which worked only partially.
I painted the frame in white acrylic paint, then covered it in Mod Podge to seal it up and give it a bit of sheen.
|Paint and seal the frame to give it a new look|
Then I put the fabric-covered cork board back into its frame, hot-glued the frame back together and hung it on the wall with Command Picture Hanging Strips. Love these hanging strips! They are like velcro and make hanging anything on your walls super fast and easy.
And there you go - a DIY-salvage project. So pretty. Love how this new-to-me bulletin board makes my office feel more homey.
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