May 1, 2012

Hanging Around

Living in condos, it seems like people move in and out often.  Some people leave in a big hurry and find that they can't take everything they own.  I love it when that happens.  Some of my great finds are right here where I live.
I found this frame by the dumpster a while back and I made a bulletin board with it.
I've seen so many awesome ways and designs done before, here's my tutorial.

Framed Bulletin Board Tutorial

I painted the frame with this beautiful blue.
The frame has 2 different bevels, I had to come up with an idea to fill both in order to keep the board flat on the back.
I measured the first inside bevel, and cut my foam board.
I measured cork board to fit on to the foam board, leaving a 1/4 inch all the way around for a  better fit in the frame.  
I measured and glued cork board onto the foam board.

After the glue dried, I measured the fabric, ribbon, and spaced the clothes pins.

I glued (tacky glue) and tacked the fabric to the back of the board.

To be sure the clothes pins were secure on the ribbon I used an all purpose cement glue.

Then I secured the ribbon on the back of the board, using the tacky glue.  There are 2 ribbons, one with the clothe pins, one without.

After everything has dried, I'm ready to put my first layer down.  I glue all around the first bevel with tacky glue.

To be sure it was secured, I laid books on top, until it dried.

Lastly, I glued a ribbon for hanging, and glued another cut foam board on top to flatten the back of the frame.
Laid books on top until it dried.

I added 3 loose clothes pins on the horizontal ribbon and added the little note pad.  Then gave it to keep better track of her busy life.
Total out of pocket cost for this project, was $14.
Happy Crafting!
Thank you for stopping by!  


Project Linked To:
Debbie Does Creations, A Stroll Thru Life, a bowl full of lemons,  Not just a Housewife,  my uncommon slice of suburbia ,  Kammy's Corner,   Vintage Wanna Bee,    A to Zebra Celebrations,  Quilting by the River,  Quilt Story,   I'm Topsy Turvy
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  1. I love a find like this! Fantastic up-cycle!

  2. Love the color you used, so pretty. Thanks for linking up.

  3. You did a super job, love it and using the cork is such a great idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. Really pretty! We live in a really transient area and the things we've scored are pretty amazing. Nothing this creative though!

  5. Great project Connie, love it when something can be recycled! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love how you framed the board. It looks great!

  7. Nice project! I would definitely need something where I can hang my bills and notes... I always forget deadlines...
    Wish you a great day,

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog & for the sweet comment! I'm now following your blog too! I love how your bulletin board turned out...very cute!!

  9. This is soo awesome! Thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to come link up at my linky party at my blog..


  10. Great gift idea. Also very handy as well as cute! Thanks for sharing it at the Rock N Share!

  11. So very cute! Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for the visit, sweet comment, and of course the follow @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Happily following you back on Linky. Toodles, Kathryn

  12. Great find! It feels so good to repurpose something and make it cute! Thanks for linking!

  13. so cute, love that you found the frame. wish i could find stuff! lol thanks for sharing this.

  14. That's adorable! Love the fabric! Following on Bloglovin' and Pinterest, too =)

  15. Love the title of your blog! I'm now following you back and I look forward to seeing what you'll create!

  16. What a great score! I love how it turned out, too! So glad that you could join us this week!

    Take care,


  17. What a great find! My kind of find and project! I've got a memo board on my "to do" list...yours turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing with us @ "Toot Your Horn Tuesday". Excited to see what you link up with us this week!


  18. Yay for dumpsters!! hehe You turned the frame into a beautiful creation!

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

  19. While I love my house, I do miss apartment living. Much better "pickings" than in my suburban neighborhood. I love the memo board. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday.