I wanted more space to tack things up by my desk. This pin board I made with a picture frame and foam board no longer felt big enough.
I wanted a bulletin board that would fill the entire space between my desk and the shelves above.
I bought a sheet of homasote (board made from recycled newspapers) from Home Depot and had it cut to the exact size I wanted. The sheet cost $24. Had the guy at Home Depot not been willing to cut it for me I could have probably cut it myself with a serrated knife or box cutter.
I thought about covering the board in fabric. I also considered framing it with molding. I ultimately decided to paint the board to match the wall - I wanted it to blend in because I knew there would be a lot going on once the board had things pinned on it.
I screwed the board to the wall.
I didn't want the screws to show so I dug out around them with an x-acto knife so they would sit flat.
Then I plastered over the screws.
I finished off the sides of the board with iron-on wood veneer edging. I got the roll from Lowe's for $6. This was my first time using it and it was easy to work with.
I cut the veneer with scissors, and attached it to the board edge with a hot iron.
I painted the edges and the patched screw holes.
I'm super happy with my new big bulletin board. As you can see it's already pretty full of things.