This was a fun and easy DYI decor project. The nice thing about this project is that you can customize to the room you want to use it in. This bulletin board was being used in a teen bedroom with the color palette of pink, purple and aqua.
I distressed my board to give it the Shabby Chic look but this is not necessary; it is totally up to you and the style of the room you are going to use it in. I used a natural colored board because I wanted to do the distressed look. If you find a board that is already painted white (like a primer) it may use less paint to cover. I used 2 cans of spray paint because the cork board kept soaking up the paint. I liked using the ribbon I felt it gave the board a little more dimension but this is optional.
This project takes about an afternoon due to drying time and depending on how many coats you need to use. I also covered the frame with a clear sealer spray after I distressed the frame just to make sure the paint would not chip any more than I wanted it to.
•Bulletin Board (I found mine at Micheal’s natural color about $14. I had a coupon so got it for $7.50)
•2 cans of Spray paint
•rosettes (any little embellishment, rhinestones, shells, buttons… Look in Notions department for other ideas)
•Hot glue gun
•Clear spray paint sealer for frame only (optional)
Enjoy your custom bulletin board creation. Click on the photos below for a photo description of many of the steps.