You may recall, one of the focal points of the inspiration board for my home office is a bulletin board covered with Lilly Pulitzer fabric. For the project, I purchased a Queen sized sheet from the Lilly Pulitzer for Garnet Hill collection in the "Lucky Charms" print.
The scale and impact just wasn't what I wanted... So I convinced my poor husband to help me yet again, and off came the bulletin board. In a nutshell, here are the basic steps we took to get to the end result...
We purchased two pieces of this foam core board from Lowe's (it's in the lumber department.) Each piece measures 8x4 and costs $12.87 for a total of roughly $26... you can't beat that! Some Lowe's will cut your board to size, but the Miami Lowe's was not that nice. I wanted my bulletin board to measure 8x6, so my very patient husband cut one board in half using a hacksaw. Next step:
image via Nestle & Bloom
Screw in hardware, using a drill. The hook will go in back.
The front will look like this.
We used a staple gun to adhere the fabric onto the larger of the two boards and then secured the staples in place (they will pull out of the foam) using duct tape. Only staple and tape the top and sides. Note the metal hooks in the top right corner... We tied cooking twine between the hooks to hang the board, allowing the remaining fabric to hang free.
Level the board, and use small nails to secure the top corners into the wall.
Screw the second piece of board into the wall. (We recommend screws, not nails.) Our cuts were not perfect, so we used duct tape to patch in the small gap (not shown.)
Use tacks to smooth out the fabric and hold it in place over the rest of the board.
Use flat thumb tacks to secure fabric behind the board.
Nail the corners into the wall to secure.
Voila, mission accomplished! You can now remove any tacks used to smooth out the front of the bulletin board.
The mirrored frames I ordered from West Elm arrived, and I spray painted the mats "Deep Sea Diving" by Valspar. The Three Wise Monkeys are from The Pink Pagoda.
Now I just have to finish accessorizing and finalizing my bookcase, whew! Please head over to see what the other amazing ORC participants are up to, and make sure to come back next Wednesday to see our grand reveals! And don't forget to visit Calling it Home again tomorrow for updates from the Linking Participants tomorrow. I am in awe of all the amazing talent!
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