Don’t you love a good curbside find? Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs spotted a discarded corkboard and says, “As soon as I saw this baby, I knew with the right makeover she would be perfect for my oldest son’s bedroom.” The final result is a “soaring” success!
Emily sanded and stained the frame, then added a protective finish. Burlap and metal pushpins create a clean slate and give it an antique look that perfectly matches her son’s “vintage airplane bedroom.” I love the way it looks next to this chalkboard–they are such a fun pair!
To read more and see Emily’s technique for attaching the burlap, visit Elizabeth Joan Designs.
Over at Lovely Etc., Carrie is getting ready to go back to school. She’s a school counselor with a very small, very unlovely office. Before school starts, Carrie decided to transform the school castoffs that make up her office and brighten things up a bit.
One of the first projects for the office makeover was this bland bulletin board. She used some cute wrapping paper that she had on hand to cover the cork. Next, she used some fun turquoise duct tape to wrap around the metal frame, making the board look considerably more delightful that things usually are at school! In this case, small changes made a big impact!
Read more about Carrie’s office makeover at Lovely Etc.
“I found a grody old cheval mirror on the tree lawn a few months back,” says Jenny of Craft Test Dummies. After taking some time to consider what to do with this free find, she decided to turn it into a pin board.
“It only took me about two hours to make and the cost… almost free! I had everything I needed on hand except the picture wire,” Jenny notes happily. She removed the mirror frame from the base, which was pretty much useless due to weather damage. She upholstered foam core board to fit inside the frame with pretty fabric from HGTV’s line. It functions perfectly and looks lovely as the bulletin board in Jenny’s home office.
Get more information on this project at Craft Test Dummies.
Over at Inspiration Cafe, Sherry tells us that she got this plain corkboard for free when she was shopping at a garage sale. She brought it home and turned it into the perfect calendar and organization station for her family.
Painting the frame and adding calendar squares really dressed up the original basic board. And the addition of clothespins to the board? Pure genius! Now things can go on and off the board without any sharp pushpins dropping off onto the floor. This board should definitely help a busy family stay organized.
Sherry offers a detailed tutorial on how she made this calendar board at Inspiration Cafe.