Thursday, August 13, 2009

Latest project!

Just made this! I grabbed some fabric from Joann (30% off!), 3 boxes of upholstery tacks, and a framed cork board, which you can get anywhere.

BIG THANKS to Lynn from 2 Excited Nests for this idea!!!! So creative!

First I ironed the fabric. Very important =)

Plain, ugly cork board.

Laid the fabric over the board. Make sure you work on a flat, steady surface, and that the fabric is lined up just like you want it.

It's a little tricky getting the tacks just right...

I placed the tacks an inch apart.

After I finished the tacks, I turned the board over to notice a bunch of tacks poking out! Ooops... So I pulled the fabric over {and doubled it} and then stapled it to the back of the cork. I allowed 4" all around, it was just enough to double, then cover the spikes.


The corners were thick so I folded them carefully and used a tack to secure them.

All done!!!! =)

Sorry for the delay in posting the giveaway, it will be Friday or Saturday probably!!! Keep checking back.

Thanks for reading and following!!


Rachel Roberts said...

great idea with the decorative tacks! I never would have thought of that.

I picked up some canvas type material and did 4 of the stretch boards we were talking about in your other post. They turned out awesome!

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Brittney said...

Pretty neat!

Amber Huffman said...

Love it!!! =D

Beth said...

This is beautiful! I have no patience for things that have to be measured but love perfection. Yours looks perfect ;).

Andrea said...

I love it! I'm thinking this would make some quick, thrifty and impressive Christmas gifts!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Ellen said...

It looks fabulous! I just made over my cork board but now wish I had seen yours first ! Excellent job!

Whitney said...

So cute... and it was perfectly executed! Way to go... I love it!

Shannon said...

This is very pretty! I am working on something very similar as a gift, I will have to share it with you later this week. Thanks for sharing this! Love the fabric choice by the way.

Delightful Dwelling said...

It looks beautiful, I love the fabric and the tacks. said...

oh my gosh! that is too cute! I love the tacks!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Super cute - I'd love to make something like this for my daughter's room - thanks!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I love the combo of the pink fabric and gold tacks. Great job!

Magic Brush said...

Too cute! I love upholstery tacks!!!!

Jen said...

I featured this on my blog today. Cute idea,thanks for sharing!