Thursday, March 17, 2011

Burlap Bulletin Board

I've been working on my "multi-purpose" room, which is a small room that houses my exercise equipment which consists of an eliptical machine and a gazelle, as well, my sewing machine.  I decided to fix this room up to make it somewhat presentable, however, I decided that I was not going to purchase anything new for this room and only use what I had around my house, that is, "leftovers" that I had stored in my crawl space.  You know, that "unwanted stuff" that you just haven't thrown out yet!  Its not going to be a room that will make the front cover of any decorating magazine, but it will be functional for my needs.  Once I'm done, I will share pictures of the completed room with you. 
Anyway, I have been working on different projects for this room (one of them was my Old Crate) and my newest project is my bulletin board. 



I already had an existing frame which I painted in a buttermilk color.  I had a piece of foam core which I cut to fit inside the frame.  I then covered it with a piece of batting and then a piece of burlap.  Again, all items I had on hand. 




I made three pockets using burlap and trimmed the edges with muslin.  I attached the burlap and batting to the back of the foam core using a staple gun.  I then inserted the board into the frame and secured it.  Now, to dress it up a bit, I decided to make numbers for each of the pockets. 





I had blocks that were modge podged from a project I never did complete, so I traced numbers onto each of the blocks and cut them out using my scroll saw.  Drilled a 1/8" hole at the top of each number and used natural linen to tie to the front of the burlap pockets.  That's it! 






Another simple project using ONLY what I had available in the house.  Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!
Lesa

15 comments:

  1. Great idea and tutorial. I think this may solve my husbands paper problem. Visiting and following via Frugalicious Friday.

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  2. This is lovely! Looks fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love it! The pockets are something I haven't seen before. Very cool.

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  4. Lesa this is adorable! You are so talented! And I love your blog title =) I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

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  5. Love this! And that little birdie would brighten anyone's day. Sweet!

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  6. That's adorable...and I love that you used supplies you had on hand :) Laurel

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  7. So cute! I want one! I especially love the pockets. Stopping by from FJ's SNS.

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  8. adorable...love the bird....thanks for sharing..take a visit to my blog...Happy Monday.
    Mariaelena

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  9. Thanks for the awesome tutorial! Just the inspiration I needed for my own project!

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  10. I love the pockets you added with the numbers. Such a great extra touch!

    I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

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  11. I featured this on my blog today

    http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/shout-outs.html

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  12. This is the cutest! Love the addition of the pockets...and the bird! I have made a few of those birds myself. Visiting from West Furniture Revivals.

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  13. I agree with the others, the addition of the pockets really made this piece stand out! I love it!! I'm visiting from West Furniture Revivals.
    Jane

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