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!

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First I ironed the fabric. Very important =)

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Plain, ugly cork board.

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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.

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

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I placed the tacks an inch apart.

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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.

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

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All done!!!! =)


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

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15 comments:

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!

two Excited nests said...

Gorgeous!!!!

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!
~Whitney

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.

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

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

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!
jen

http://jen-simplyliving.blogspot.com/