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How To Jazz Up A Bulletin Board…

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to complete a project that I’ve been working on. Boo…. I am turning a small coat closet off of my kitchen area into a small office/organization/craft area.   I bought the paint and the rest of the supplies and found a small desk on Craigslist.  As I went to pick it up though, I discovered that it wasn’t the right size for the space.  It is a tricky little area and I may have to disassemble the desk and rebuild it once it is inside the closet.  I am really hoping to find a cheap perfect little desk to salvage and redo for the space.  Something with a little character.  On a brighter note, as I was scouring thrift stores in the search of the perfect desk, I did find some really great things to repurpose into something AWESOME!  Stay tuned for that….Anyway, I did start on one portion of my office/closet makeover.  I started with this:

I found this at Wal-Mart for about $9.    I wanted a bulletin board to hang up my calendar, kids school schedules, etc.  I had hoped to find a bulletin board at a thrift store, but by this point I was losing my patience and this one was the perfect size for the space.  I wandered over to the fabric area and bought about 3/4 of a yard of a fun little fabric.  The fabric was about $4 a yard, so it cost me around $3.  I took it home and began stapling the fabric to the board like so:

Once it was all covered I decided that it needed a little flair.  Something like nailhead trim.  I just love nailhead trim.  I really didn’t want to have to go to Home Depot or anywhere else though, so instead I found these

They were on clearance at Wal-Mart for about $.60 a box, so I bought three.  I just started lining them up.

It was a little difficult to keep them in a straight line, but in the end it really wasn’t that noticeable.  When I was finished I had this:

And against my black door…..

 I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  It will be perfect for my closet/office makeover.  The entire project cost less than $15.  Thanks for coming by!

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