DIY Bulletin Board with Nailhead Trim

Posted on: Friday, July 23, 2010

I was so excited to try this project. I first saw it over on LCY and knew that it would jump straight to the top of my "to do" list.

Above are my supplies.
cork bulletin board
linen fabric
decorative nails
duck tape (animal print-love it)
spray adhesive

After I had finished ironing, I laid the fabric down then placed the cork board face-down over it.
Then I sprayed the edges...

and folded the fabric up. I made sure it was taught, then smoothed it out over the spray adhesive.

For extra support I quickly added the duck tape along the edge.

I followed the same process all the way around each side.

A few minutes later... I'm finished!
The next step was to add the decorative nailhead trim.

To create consistency with my spacing I used a dime to measure the width between each nailhead.

This part can become a little tedious, and tough on your fingers, but it's totally worth it.
I'm so excited to get back to Baltimore and add the board to my bedroom. I don't have an office so I'm placing it on the wall above my jewelry shelf. I like that the trim on the board mimics my Pottery Barn bedding

9 comments:

Deliciously Organized said...

I'm obsessed with making these. I used a staple gun on the back so I could switch out the fabric a few times...which I've done! Yours looks fabulous!

Chic Geek said...

Oh would love to see yours! I had to improvise, as I'm out of town and didn't want to buy another staple gun ;)

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Oh I love it. I am sitting here eyeing my plain bulletin board .... hmmmm.....another to do!

Pink Julep Abroad said...

What a fabulous idea!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

This is so cute! Leopard duct tape is the best. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Great looking bulletin board and it looks so easy! You are always full of great ideas...:) - Abby

Inspire my house pretty said...

love this cute idea!!! and also your blog,careen x

Anonymous said...

Hi - I am certainly glad to find this. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am really glad to find this. cool job!

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