It’s really easy to give your plain old bulletin/white board a new look. Choose a fabric you love, gather a few supplies, and let’s get started.
Supplies you’ll need:
Rope Trim with Flange
Step 1: The Painting and Measuring
I started with an old board from Spunky Daughter’s tween room and repainted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Pure White. No need for neatness around the bulletin board portion. It’ll be covered. But, try to be neat around the white board. Taping it with painter’s tape would be helpful.
When the paint is dry, sand edges for a weathered look, if that suits you. At this point, measure the rectangle you want to cover with fabric.
Step 2: The Trim
Make a clean cut across the rope trim and flange. Dab a little hot glue on the rope’s end to prevent ravel. Beginning in a corner, staple the flange along the edge of the board.
Work your way around the board, making a sharp bend at each corner.
After stapling the trim, you can dot some hot glue under the flange between the staples. Not totally necessary, but I like things to lie flat and neat.
When you reach the beginning corner, cut and hot glue the end of the rope trim as you did the beginning end. My brain took a pause (again!) and didn’t remind me to take a picture of this step until after the fabric was attached. You get the idea, though, right?
Step 3: The Fabric
Cut your fabric 3/4- inch longer and wider than the board measurement. Turn edges under 1/2 inch and press.
Place fabric face-down on some sort of paper to protect your surface of over-spray. Spray generously with fabric adhesive.
Lift gently, flip over onto the bulletin board and position inside the trim. Lift edges every 3-4 inches and dot with hot glue.
New look complete!
I had a rope trim in my stash that matched this remnant piece of fabric. Rope trim gives the board a custom, neatly finished and decorative look. But, there’s more than one way to skin a cat here.
An even easier way would be to cut your fabric the exact size of the board, attach with spray adhesive, and cover the raw fabric edges with ribbon or hemp trim hot glued around the edges.
Either way you choose, it’ll be fun and fabulous – and much better than the plain version before the redo. Which way would you choose – my way or the easier way?