As you know, I have set goals for 2011 to Organize More and I have started with my "studioffice." You can read about that ongoing adventure HERE. Earlier this week, I gathered an old bulletin board, some thrift store/Habitat ReStore items, and a can of ivory spray paint:
Bulletin Board - Already had
Clock - Paid $2
Tissue Box Cover - Paid $1
Lamp - Paid $5
Yummy Vintage Pillowcases - $1 each
Here is a closeup of the pillowcases. The pillowcase on the right has already been cut to put on the bulletin board. I washed the pillowcases and then simply trimmed along the seams, opened it out, and ironed it. Super easy!
Spray paint the bulletin board frame with ivory paint and allow
to dry completely.
Remove cork from frame. I had the hubby pull the frame apart at the
corner and we worked the cork out of the frame.
Apply spray adhesive (I used the kind for quilt basting that
I already had on hand) to the cork and smooth the fabric
over the adhesive, wrapping around the sides to the back.
Return cork to frame and secure.
Hang and enjoy!
The pillowcase that I used was very, very old. There were a few "rust" stains on it and there is a permanent crease in the fabric that would not iron out. I will be covering the flaws when I hang items on it anyway, so why not let this gorgeous piece of vintage goodness breathe new life into my "studioffice?"
I will be sharing the other finished items soon, so be looking for those! I can't WAIT to share the lamp!!
Have a Blessed Day!!
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