8.13.2012

Blogging Without Borders: A Whole New Bulletin Board




If you remember, last week I was working on the old bulletin board I found at the thrift store. Grady and I managed to create a frame around it in this post.

This week I've been working on Step 2...


I started by painting both the board and the frame. I painted several thick coats of regular indoor wall paint on the board. However, I watered down the paint in the hopes of creating a "white-wash" for the frame...only painting it once.


Next, I made a stencil out of a pattern I drew...trying to duplicate this...

found here.


Lastly, I painted the stencil.




And, just a little recap...




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21 comments:

  1. love it!!! the design is so fun and love the color!

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  2. What a totally cool upcycle! I have an old plain bulletin board above my computer for my notes & inspirations, and now I'm really inspired. New border & geometric paint design coming soon. Thanks, Holly!

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  3. Super cute! Love the color you chose!

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  4. How fun is that. I have never thought to paint cork board before , that's until I saw yours!

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  5. How cool is THAT?? I'm totally impressed with your stencil making skills -- do you have a vinyl cutter you use?
    xo Heidi

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    1. No, I just made one shape on paper, then traced it on to poster board...later used an Xacto knife to cut it out. It's easier than you think!

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  6. Love it. Since painting the cork, do you notice that the pins leave more noticeable holes? I've thought of painting one of my cork boards but am leery of seeing holes all over the place.

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    1. I haven't played with it enough to notice...but a few holes shouldn't be too horrible!

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  7. So darn cute...ove how you framed it out!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. So cute! I would love for you to share it on my weekly linky party Blog Stalking Thursday. http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/08/blog-stalking-thursday-54.html

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  9. I love the pattern! It is gorgeous!

    www.lovepomegranatehouse.com

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  10. SO FUN! Would never think to paint a pattern on like that... love your colors (i'm big on teal myself!) If you have a minute stop by our (HEART) & (HOME) Link Party (tues am thru sun pm) at www.mercyinkblog.com to link up your pretty creation... I'd love to feature it next week! Have a fab week!
    blessings!
    lauren

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  11. So cute & I love the color. Thinking I may need to make this for my office.

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  12. You are pregnant and you make your own stencils, that is impressive! When I'm preggers I can't do anything at all except try to feed the existing kids:)

    Jessica

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  13. I love this!! The color and pattern is perfect.

    I've pinning and sharing on FB!

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  14. My girls have a sad, brown bulletin board in their rooms - shame on me! This is vibrant, fun and fabulous!
    Kelly

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  15. I love this Holly! The pattern is perfect!!! I'm featuring you today.

    XO, Aimee

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  16. The perfect addition to what is sure to be a fun game room. :)

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  17. What sort of paint did you use? I want to try this but I am hesitant about painting the bulletin board. Does the paint crack when you pin things into it?

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