You’ve all seen my office nook a bunch of times and can I just say, I just love my little space. All 6 x 9′ of it. When we moved in here, I knew this would be the perfect spot for me to create my own little office, just for me. I’ve enjoyed it so much. So, last year I updated the focal wall in lime green paint outlined with the rope trim border.
And now it’s time to update my bulletin board, which I made about 2 years ago. The frame is huge and was a yardsale find for $10. I knew immediately I would put it to good use as a bulletin board in my office space. Since I already had this red bunny fabric in my kitchen and had plenty leftover, I kept it frugal at the time and just used what I had. But, you know that can’t last forever, right?
Off came the red fabric, down to the foamcore board covered with batting that I started with. By the way, making a board like this is so easy. I bought foamcore board at Hobby Lobby (using my 40% coupons) that would fit my big frame, cut it to fit, and just added batting on top to soften the fabric. If you have a staple gun, that really helps speed things up, but you could probably use hot glue or something else to adhere the fabric.
And you can see I used more of the Hobby Lobby zebra fabric on here, since it goes so well with my black/white/green thing I have in the office nook. It only took one yard of fabric (40% off), so at $9.00 it was an inexpensive update.
Add some ribbon trim on the front with tacks. This is not a precise measurement, I pretty much just eyeball it on how to layout the ribbon. Pull that around the back and secure it all. Then, simple pop it back into the frame and shoot some staples all around into the wood frame to hold it all in place.
LOVE it! If you have any old frame laying around, give it a try. It’s great to hold all those calendar items and things you don’t want to lose. Mine will be full again in no time at all.
I also did something with this space that I vowed I wouldn’t do. I posted pics on Rate My Space when I found out they now have a home office category. I’ve heard of a lot of nastiness going on there and vowed that I wouldn’t get involved over there, but on a whim I decided to post my office after I finished this bulletin board and since I love my little space so much. So, if you are so inclined and like to vote for things, pop on over there and give my space a nice rating, please! I figured an office space couldn’t elicit too much negativity.
Attn: Birmingham bloggers! Would you be interested in a get-together for antiquing/lunch in the near future? I’ve heard about the Birmingham Flea Market at the fairgrounds which happens once a month, so I’m thinking about planning something for Saturday, March 7th. Let me know if you’d be interested in joining up for this fun event. It would be a blast to get a bunch of us together for a day of fun and looking forward to Spring!
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