Fabric Covered Bulletin Board (Tutorial) with Ballard Designs Push Pins

Updating My Office

Ballard Designs has some of the prettiest push pins.


Since this was once my husband's office the bulletin board was not at all feminine.


I knew it was an easy update. It only took about an hour to do.

 
 The longest part of the project was ironing the fabric and waiting for the glue to dry.

~ Fabric Covered Bulletin Board ~
1) Cut your fabric a little wider than your bulletin board. Make sure there is enough fabric to go around the back of the board.
2) Iron the fabric if it has wrinkles.  
*I left the old fabric in place since the new fabric was thick enough to hide the old fabric. You could add a layer of batting if you don't have fabric already in place. It gives a softer look to the board.
3) Next I used spray adhesive (outside) and just sprayed the front of the bulletin board. This way I could remove the new fabric if I ever wanted to change it.
4) Wait a few minutes then place your fabric onto the sticky bulletin board and rub the fabric to get a good bond. 
5) Turn the board over and glue (I used Elmer's) the rest of the fabric onto the back of the bulletin board and let dry.
6) Now have fun decorating your bulletin board!

The desk top is getting a new look. Ignore the primed top.

As you can see the desk and hutch have been getting made over too.
The desk draws and cabinet doors still need to go back on. 
I need to finish the top of the desk first.

 I'm making some progress on my office. It seems I will be updated everything. I've been spending all my time in here. It will be nice when I can actually use the room :)

Thanks for stopping by!
xo,

Dee

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35 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Dee, I love what you're doing with your office! Those Ballard push pins are adorable!! I'm excited to see it when it's finished.

Infuse With Liz said...

Big WOW! That' a great makeover! Your push pin board and pins look great! I like the new look!

Kristie Franklin said...

Nice job Dee! I love Ballard Design and purchased some push pins that were shaped liked flowers and had a french print on them in black and white. I love them!

I recently made an inspiration board by painting the frame of my bulletin board with ASCP Antibes Green and covered the board with a white linen piece of fabric. I love it!

Your office is really going to look great!

Anne said...

Love the fabric covered board. So much prettier!

Barbara F. said...

I love the small bulletin board you made me, Dee! Your office is going to look fabulous. Can't wait for the big reveal. xo

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Wow, this looks great! You did such a wonderful job recovering the bulletin board! Thanks for the great directions too! Oh, I'm loving everything I see in your office! Gorgeous!

Gina said...

It turned out beautifully, Dee! I think it gives your office such a clean look.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Dee I wish my little bulletin board was that clean...Yep it's a girlie board now!

Carol

Diane said...

OMGosh, I ♥ that bulletin board Ÿ

Little Miss Maggie said...

Fun project, Dee. I love looking at my bulletin board. I keep a lot of inspirational ideas on it.

Bliss said...

I have always wanted to try covering my own bulletin board. I have a few of those cork ones around from back in the day.

~Bliss~

Cynthia said...

Great job. I love Ballard push pins. The urn on side in the corner is cute.

Cynthia

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Hey that's a great desk you stole from your hubby! Love the bulletin board makeover -- great work space!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love Ballard and their office accessories are so cute. Good job on the bulletin board. I'm ashamed to say that I hung mine up without covering it. It's plain old cork board!

Patricia Hinkel said...

Dee,
That bulletin board really looks good. Love those pins...
I like the fabric choice too.

Pat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really does look gorgeous! Better than anything you could buy. You did a fabulous job! I'll look for those neat push pins! Hugs!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love fabric covered bulletin boards- yours looks great, and I love those push pins, so fun! Can't wait to see the rest of your office makeover! :)

Karen said...

Nice job on the bulletin board. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

A really nice job on the bulletin board and I really like the fabric. Neat push pins. thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked my Lace Cottage Lamp!

Zaa said...

Hey Hey ..I'm loving this bulletin board idea... and know exactly where to do it..( ha Ha)...My studio...Thanks for this informative inspiration...You did a great job and I love all those fancy little push pins...Hugs

Lea said...

The bulletin board is a terrific idea! Your office is prettier with it :)

chateau chic said...

Dee, I love how you've beautified the bulletin board. I know when you're done, the office will look so pretty.
Mary Alice

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cute Dee, it looks great! Love those cute bird tags!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dee, What an impressive bulletin board! So big and very chic. I could organize my life very well on that fabulous board!
Please stop by tonight and join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS with this project!

Jeanne said...

That really looks fresh! I miss the Ballards Design outlet that I used to shop at near Cincinnati. I love detail items like your push pins. It's all in the details, isn't it!

Karena said...

Dee I love the bees and French designed push pins. Ballard really does have some incredible pieces!

xoxo
Karena
2012 Artists Series

xinex said...

Nice office, Dee! Looks very functional too...Christine

Linda Primmer said...

Awesome project. I love the Fleur de lis designs. It's so pretty and something you can really use. Great job!

Connie said...

I love this, but you always do an excellent job on everything. The problem with redoing a working space is that it is a mess when going through the process. Oh, but when it's done it is marvelous and fresh. Have fun! Connie :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a fantastic project. I like the Ballard Designs pushpins. They are so pretty! You transformed the desk into something so feminine and lovely. When do we get the big reveal? :D

Jody and Stan said...

Dee, I love this project. Your bulletin board is inspiring me to get my craft room organized. I love the tutorial and the Ballard push pins are perfect. Thank you for all your wonderful comments. Always love when you stop by.

Jody

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks wonderful! I can't wait to see the finished product.

xo
Pat

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Looks like a great place to work. :)
Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

Vanessa said...

Hi, Dee

These turned out great!

Vanessa

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

dee--what a great place to work and be creative.
love the new look of the bulletin board.
gail

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