I've been wanting to do something with this everyday-run-of-the-mill bulletin board for a while now.
It started out as just a plain brown bulletin board. I think it's been used in every room of our house. It was originally purchased to go in the kitchen. It did some time there, but then eventually moved into the oldest son's room. When he was finished with it, it went to my daughter's room. She never did like it or use it so it got taken down and put into the basement with all the other things that nobody wants.
My office/craft room is in the basement so I guess that means that I was stuck with the bulletin board. I figure if I'm going to have it, I may as well try to make it a little exciting.
I started off by stray painting the entire thing black.
I was going to leave it like that. The accent color in my basement is black, so it would work.
What doesn't work is how "used" the board is. You can tell that kids had it in their possession at one time or another.
I decided that I would give it some color, or pop if you will.
I picked some scrapbook paper in bright, bold colors.
I laid it all out over the bulletin board and made any cuts to the paper to ensure it would fit.
Then, I sprayed the bulletin board with spray adhesive and applied the paper.
I made sure to start with the very bottom layer and only sprayed the adhesive to go directly under that piece.
I then continued with the other pieces.
Lastly, I applied the very top pieces.
Make sure to press all layers down firmly paying close attention to the corners.
Allow it to dry for a few hours and then hang on the wall.
I love the way it turned out and it looks great above my sewing machine.
Let's take a closer look.
And, a couple more.
I see so many people doing this kind of fun stuff and I never get around to doing it. I love how it turned out and it was super easy to do. Probably took me a total of 15 minutes minus the drying time.
So when you see cool projects that you really want to try, don't be afraid. Give it a shot, you'll be surprised how easy they can be.
I'm linking up with these parties......