Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bulletin Board by Megan

We had a large blank wall in our kitchen near our garage door. I had seen some great bulletin board ideas on Pinterest over the past few months, and decided it was time to create one for myself.  Here are the pins that inspired me...



I had an old frame in the basement that was not being used for anything at the time.  I spray painted it black.



I headed to Lowe's for some corkboard tiles. They had a pack of four 12 by 12 inch tiles for approximately $8.50. I needed a pack and a half for this project.


I then used the piece of cardboard that at been in the back of the frame as a backing for the cork tiles. I used spray adhesive to attach them to the cardboard.  


After the tiles were attached I used a stencil that we had bought for a previous project to put a design on the tiles. I used acrylic craft paint on the cork tiles for stenciling.


Using the tacky strips that came with the tiles I adhered the tiles on the cardboard to the wall.  I then hung the frame around the tiles.  This will be a great place for hanging my pictures, announcements, invitations, coupons, etc. I'm excited that I made this with many things that I already had around the house.



Total Cost $12.75 for the cork tiles from Lowe's

Thanks for checking out the latest project.  

Megan

62 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the stencil in the middle. It's brilliant. I might have to steal this idea! It makes it look so much more interesting.

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

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  2. Looks great! I have a pack of those cork tiles which I got on clearance ages ago...need a project to use them. This is a good one!

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  3. This is really cute! Love the stencil! -Jessica

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  4. that is AWESOME! and a great place to stick papers on that we have no other place for!

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  5. You are GREAT!! That looks SO Good. Found your blog from the Networking Hop and I am following you so I can keep up with your awesome DIY projects!!

    www.jennyatdapperhouse.com

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  6. Oh my goodness, that turned out so awesome! I am following you back from the blog hop!

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  7. Another great project! There are so many inspiring cork boards these days and now yours can join the party :)

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  8. Pretty, functional and super thrifty too - perfect!

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  9. Love your new pinboard Megan!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. So simple and it looks great! I'm pinning this. :)

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  11. This is really cute! I like how pretty it is, even with nothing on it. That way, you won't feel pressured to cover up the cork. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. super cute, love the design!

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  13. awesome project! I love stenciling! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  14. This is amazing! I love the stencil design :) well done!

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  15. This is really cute! I love the stencil. :-) I'm now following and look forward to seeing more of your creative projects. Have a great week!
    Sharla

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  16. Your stencil turned out great. I never get it so clean looking, must be doing something wrong. Great idea!

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  17. This is so cute! I really like the stencil design you used :)

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  18. Now it looks too nice that you won't want to pin anything to it and cover up that great stencil!

    :)

    Linda

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  19. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    This board is beautiful!!

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  20. That turned out great! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  21. Hello Megan,
    I love the stencil design on your new cork board, the board looks awesome on your wall. :o) Nice Job!
    Smiles, Paula

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  22. This turned out great!! I love the stencil--it makes it fancy:)

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  23. Looks great! And seemed super easy!

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  24. Good job, Megan! I loved how your board came out! So simple and sophisticated :) You've inspired me to create another board now...;) Btw, thanks for sharing my bulletin board again!

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  25. Love the bulletin board makeover! Thanks so much for linking up at Jillify It!

    Hope you have a fabulous week!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  26. Good job on actually making your pins. I'm so guilty of just fantasizing about my own.

    I'm visiting from the Claim Your Space linky party. I hope that you can stop by my blog as well. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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    1. First of all love the name and concept of your blog! Second this is such a great idea and tutorial! I am a new follower!

      Hope you have a great day!
      Michelle
      www.delicateconstruction.com

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  27. Hi Megan: I love the board. Looks like it was easy to make.
    I'm Connie at Hot Flash'n Craft'n, your new GF friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Hey there! I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my blog. I have been following you on Pinterest for a while and LOVE all your amazing boards! Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas and info.

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  29. I love how that turned out!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

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  30. Hi Megan! Cool bulletin board! I know you already received the Versatile Blog Award.. But here we go again. I just love your blog!

    http://www.thestonybrookhouse.com/2012/04/what.html

    Blessings,
    Lori

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  31. I love this! so much better than a plain old bulletin board. :-)

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  32. Love this! I have one I thought about covering with fabric for the craft room but now I might just do this instead! Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  33. I love this, such a great way to personalize something that normally is pretty plain. I love the stencil. Thanks for linking up at The Winthrop Chronicles.

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  34. Your bulletin board turned out great! Thanks for sharing your process. I found your link from Bloom Designs.

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  35. Looks great! I love bulletin boards. I use mine for inspiration boards all over the place. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize!

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  36. Thanks for linking up to Lovely Things Thursday! I love that it only cost $12.75 to make :)

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  37. Don't tell but I love your board better than your inspiration pieces. The stencil is really nice and it's such a great idea to embellish. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  38. This is so cute....but I cannot stencil to save my life! If I could...I would so do this!!

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  39. I love how it looks with that stencil in the middle. So pretty, it would almost make me not want to pin anything to it;) Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  40. Nice job! Thank you for sharing this project.

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  41. Love it! This is such a great idea and so simple, which I love. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  42. Cute and practical! I'm your newest follower! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  43. Looks great! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  44. What a great idea! I love it! Found you through a Friday Blog Hop. Now following you on Pinterest! http://www.pintrest.com/yolandan

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  45. Thanks for linking up to our party. Great way to use something you already had. Hope to see you again next week. Please update your button for the Piece of Cake Party.

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  46. Supper cute, you did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Sunday Round Up Link Party.
    See you next week,
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  47. I am pinning this! I love the stencil!
    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.
    xoxo
    Heather

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  48. The stencil takes this to a whole new level. I love it. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday.

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  49. you've made the ordinary bulletin board...so lovely.

    impeccable work with the stencil.

    i'm featuring you on my site and pinterest. thanks for sharing at creative juice last week.

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  50. Love it! You made boring into beautiful!
    Of course I have to feature it tomorrow! ;)

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  51. Awesome idea! I'm always so excited to come to this blog, I always leave so inspired! Lovely stenciling and I'm going to have to head over to Lowes and see what kinds of stuff they have.

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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  52. Thank you for linking up to my Unveil Your Genius Linky! Love your projects!!

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  53. Love the stencil Megan! The bulletin board looks like art now!

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  54. I hadn't seen this one before, it's lovely I adore the graphic that you used.

    Thanks for linking it at IC "it's a steal"

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  55. What a great idea! Love anything with graphics on it. So cool! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us.http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/06/dr-suess-party-and-centerpiece-wednesday.html
    Karin

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  56. This is a fantastic idea Megan! I have just the cork board for this - Nat

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