Sunday, March 10, 2013

DIY Big Custom-sized Bulletin Board

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.


Ashlee Cain said...

What a cool project, this came out really great! I just followed your blog on Google Friend Connect. I hope you can follow mine too over at Have a great night!

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

This is a great pinboard. I love its size! I wonder if we can get board made from recycled newspapers over here in UK. I love that aspect of it too!

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