I have a lot of vintage frames, from yard sales, and many of them do not have any glass or backing. I already made chalkboards with some of them and this time I decided to try a bulletin board covered with fabric.
I found an old bulletin board at a yard sale this past weekend for $1, that was the big enough for one of my large, vintage frames. Mr. Rubbish took it out of the frame and trimmed the board down with his jigsaw to fit my vintage frame perfectly. I know you can buy cork board in rolls at craft stores, but I prefer to buy used, when I can.
To cover the cork board with fabric, just pull it over the board tightly and staple it to the back with a basic staple gun. So easy!
Do you remember the Paris map fabric that I used to reupholster this bench? I originally bought this fabric to recover a chair for my Parisian friend, Jenni. The chair frame got warped and I could not fix it, so I made her this bulletin board instead.
I painted the frame black and distressed the edges before putting the fabric-covered cork board inside.
You can glue or nail the bulletin board to the frame. I just took mine to a frame shop and had them attach it for me. It took them about two minutes and it only cost me a few dollars.
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