Friday, June 18, 2010
For Father's Day I wanted to make my husband a nice, pottery barn-style bulletin board for his office. A place he could keep pictures of the kids, cards they made for him, etc.
This was a super simple, CHEAP project that I think turned out exceptionally well!
I started with a chunky thrift store frame ($3) and an extra large thrift store bulletin board (also $3.)
The bulletin board was twice the size that I needed, so I cut it in half using a hack saw.
Then I painted the frame with semi-gloss black paint. Gave it several very light coats.
Then I assembled the whole thing. I used my staple gun to attach the cork board to the frame.
And then I stood back and looked at it...feeling like something was missing...
Pottery Barns website yielded this for inspiration:
So I added this:
Traced both circles from a roll of packing tape - just slapped in down and traced around the outside, then the inside. I wrote "Worlds Best" and "2002 to Present" with a marker. DAD in the center was stamped on with some letter stamps.
I love the way it turned out! Now I just need to pic up the couple prints I ordered to get him started :)