Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Trash Talkin Tuesday!

I have a real quick project to show you today and an update. I had two old bulletin boards that I was going to throw away because they had a few little chunks missing from the cork and they were just plain ugly. Then I decided to revamp them and use them in my studio. Unfortunately I did not take "before" shots but everyone knows what a plain ole bulletin board looks like. I spray painted one of them my signature red and the other a med. shade of  yellow. Then I cut a piece of this vintage look material, adding 1/2" to the width and height, this would allow for a little extra to tuck under the edge of the frame. Next I laid the material on top of the frame, making sure it was straight, I folded down the top 6" of material, sprayed the top 6" of cork board with this Elmer's spray adhesive then flipped the material back and smoothed it down with my hand, working out any ripples. 

Next I folded back the rest of the material, laying  it on top of the section I just attached, stopping at the previous "glue line", I sprayed sections, 6" wide at a time, pressing the material in place and smoothing the material before starting the next section. After all the material was attached, I tucked the edges of the material under the frame using a butter knife.And ta da, here is the finished project!

Now a little update. A few weeks ago I posted about my vintage sewing table. You can read about it HERE if you missed it! Well, over the weekend I finally found the time to attach my old Pfaff  sewing machine to  the table. At first I could not get it to fit correctly but then I played around with moving the pins on the table and I finally got it  to fit. Now, when I'm not using the machine, I can drop it down in to the table out of sight!

Finally, the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree! A few weeks ago when my youngest dd was home, she went for a run and when she got home she called for me, saying "Mom, look what someone was throwing out!".
I went out on the porch to find these......

Now how lucky am I?! I don't know what I am going to do with them yet but I will put them to good use.


  1. Love your bulletin boards - they look fabulous. The fabric is really wonderful. Your vintage sewing table is pretty nifty, too!


  2. Wow! Love the bulletin boards ... & what lovely basket finds!
    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. Nan..hi..I saw you over in Paula's neighborhood visiting. My name is Cindy..with Rick-Rack and Gingham..I just wanted to say hello..and I do love how you turned those ugly (you said it) bulletin boards into such great art for the walls!! I also have a drop sewing machine..I have been trying to figure out how to convert it..must try harder..lol

    Come by and visit sometime!!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham


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