Monday, July 13, 2009

A Fun Message Board Project

"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.



29 comments :

  1. That looks fabulous. I just love the fabric you selected.

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  2. Beautiful. Love the fabric and nailheads.

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  3. It's wonderful! Glad Isabella had fun helping. The project turned out great!

    Nancy

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  4. too cute! there is nothing the two of you can't pull off! LOVE IT!!!

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  5. I love this and think I'll do this for a client's daughter's bedroom. Did you have to take the frame off to tuck the fabric behind it?

    LOVE your blog. We probably overlapped while living in SF. I am now just down the road in San Mateo (we longed for a yard!). Portland, OR is lovely though.

    I am a follower now too!

    xo,
    cristin

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  6. Hi Cristin,
    Where did you live in SF? I LOVED living in that city!

    Regarding your question...no, I did not take off the frame. The fabric was cut with a one inch "seam allowance" that was turned under at the point where the fabric meets the frame. If you were working with a frame that could easily be removed, wrapping the fabric around the board would work...you would then have the option of not using the decorative nails.
    Good luck! Janell

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  7. Aw, yours looks great! Who knew that when I posted my little idea it would take off in the blog world. I'm with Mrs. Limestone I really love the fabric you chose!

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  8. I LOVE this with the fabric!! I just might have to make another one! LOL

    ~TidyMom

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  9. I'm a big fan of this fabric and I love the idea of using it for the bulletin board. The nail head detail is great too!

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  10. That fabric is beautiful. I like how you put it all together.

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  11. That's so pretty and now looks so high end.

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  12. I love the little details on this, they finish off the memoboard nicely

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  13. darling. i'd love to see the complete room!

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  14. It looks great. I love the fabric you used and the nails look amazing.

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  15. cute...I really like the way it turned out

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  16. FAbulous! Love the colors you used. I need to get some decorative tacks for a board I just did. Don't think I"ll be painting them, though *wink*

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  18. Ooooh that's gorgeous ! So love the fabric choice and painting those nails was amazing !

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