Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DIY Framed Bulletin Board

 
This last Sunday, Husband and I travelled with a friend to a very small town in Alabama to take some pictures to send out as gender announcements.  While we were there, we stopped at a local flea market to do some digging.  I have the idea to make a gallery wall over Parker's changing table, so I wanted to look for some frames.  I found a set of two of these distressed turqouise frames for $6, so I snatched them up!
 

 
 
 I loved the color of the frames, but definitely not the picture or the crushed velvet matte going around it.  I turned it over, ripped off the paper backing, and discovered that the picture would come out, but the velvet was here to stay.

 
 
 The only thing I could do was cover it up.  I bought a sheet of thin cork to make them into bulletine boards.  I measured the inside of the frame and cut out a rectangle of cork to fit it.
 
 
 I used hot glue on the velvet to hold the cork in place.  Then all that was left was to hang them.  I found this giant distressed white frame at the flea market as well ($4), and the small frames fit perfectly inside it.
 
 
 On the frames, I hung a picture from our gender reveal and one of the balloons that came out of the box.  I am still looking for two more small things to go inside the big frame to fill it and finish it out, but I love how it's looking so far.  Decorating for a baby girl is too much fun!

19 comments:

  1. What a great idea....
    And such a lovely execution.... LOVE the colors....
    And who doesn't need another bulletin board around......
    EVERYONE!

    Thank you for sharing!

    hugs, Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I went to check out your blog and got completely sucked in! Lots of great stuff!

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  2. What a great idea, I would really love it if you linked up with Crafty Tuesday on

    http://blueberrycraftandhobbytime.blogspot.ie/

    I feature every week 3 projects and promote them through twitter,facebook and pinterest
    all the best, Ewa

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I just linked up and added your blog to my blog party list to remember for next time!

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  3. Looks great - I love finding deals and then doing them up!

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  4. I love having bulletin boards around...so handy. Also, decorating for a girl is SO fun! I had three boys and then a girl...
    My sister and I host a joint party and we'd love for you to join us. When you link up at one site, it shows up on both my blog and my sister's blog too...double exposure!!
    http://www.saving4six.com/2012/10/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-2.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite. I linked up and posted your party to my blog party page!

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  5. Those frames look lovely all together! A very effective display!

    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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  6. Oh, wow! Simple and effective and CUTE! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  7. That is really a great idea! Super cute. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. Cute! I love the colour of these frames too. Functionality and cuteness is a great combo!

    Visiting from the remodelaholic link up. :)

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  9. Now that's a different approach. Like it. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
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  10. Oh!!! How fun is that!!! The frame gives it such a nice look! Love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  11. That looks great!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  12. Love it - and i love the larger frame around it!
    Thanks so much for linking up last week at the Humble Brag! Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects and see if you were featured.
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-5/

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  13. I live in the Birmingham area too. Which flea market did you go to? I'd love to go and check it out. Love this bulletin board idea for my kids' rooms. Thanks!

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    1. It's actually in Prattville... Prattville Pickers off of Highway 82. If you go, make sure you have hours to spend! It's huge!!

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    2. I will. Thanks for the info! Congratulations on your baby girl! I have three boys. They are a handful and I love them with all my heart. But I miss having a girl. :-)

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