"Update: This project is attending the Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick!"
One small and very adorable element of the Girl's Dream Bedroom is this message board. I wasn't quite sure how to go about making one until I read Mrs. Limestone's blog highlighting just such a project...ding, ding, ding...got it!
Making for an easy start, there just happened to be this message board stored in the closet, found a while back at Target for $8.
Isabella is a girl who absolutely loves projects, with her help things moved quickly. First we sanded the frame and gave it a quick coat of paint.
Then a thin layer of Rust-oleum's Painter's Touch Brushed Metallic in Fool's Gold gave the frame some sparkle. This paint, in gold and platinum, is a favorite product that I find myself pulling out time after time.
While the frame dried, Isabella brushed each decorative nail with more of the metallic paint...she claimed this was a lot of fun! Ah, a girl after my own heart.
While the nails were drying, we cut out a layer of backing and covered the cork.
Next, a Thomas Paul fabric left over from a pillow project was cut to fit the board and layered over the "lining" with the edges folded under. After a break, the dried nails were pushed into the cork, securing the fabric in place. What a fun little project and, by using items and supplies already on hand, the cost was next to nothing. A sweet addition to the Girl's Dream Bedroom.