While perusing pinterest, I saw these pretties and decided that I had to have one too! I think each one offered a slightly different tutorial, so what I did is kind of a conglomeration of what I got from each of those blogs. These and more are on my craft ideas pinboard.
I also had a little motivation to get my butt moving on this one. One of our most favorite blogs, Young House Love was having a pinterest link up! So last night, literally, I got to work in warp speed. Just click the image below to pop over and see their Pinterest project and like a million others that have linked up. After you're done reading here of course :)
I started my project with a quick trip to WalMart to get the things that I didn't already have on had. I got the same kind of fabric square that I used for my memo board and tray, just in a bigger size. They are very handy.
Supplies not pictured:
Check out that price tag people! That is my kind of budget!
I started by figuring out how much fabric I would actually need. I put my board in the corner, to save as much fabric as possible. I'm sure I can use it for something later.
Then I cut it around the board, leaving enough of an edge to wrap around to the back of the board.
I was all gung-ho to start spraying adhesive down and sticking my fabric on when I came to a screeching halt. This thing was going to look horrible with lines all over my fabric. So I snagged the iron and while I was waiting for it to warm up, I completed another small task with some pinterest inspiration, but I'll post about that another day.
Much better with a wrinkle free fabric!
With my fabric looking crisp and pretty I was ready to stick my fabric to the board. I just used a scrapbooking spray adhesive, but any spray adhesive will work.
Next up was the tacks. I just placed them right next to the frame, as close as they could go without getting all weird.
I seriously considered measuring out the spaces in between each tack, but convinced myself that I was not going to be that obsessive. So I just started out in the corners, and went in the middle of each empty space until it was mostly covered with tacks. If that makes any sense? I think they ended up being spaced out pretty evenly.
I was going to just use a regular stapler to attach the fabric on the back. And then I realized that my stapler doesn't open up since its one of those smooth one touch kinds. So I just used a few extra tacks and it worked just fine. I just made sure to get the corners folded and pulled tight. You could use a little spray adhesive on this side too, but I figured it would stay pretty well.
Then I popped that baby up on the wall to stare at all of its gloriousness :)
But it was looking a little lonely, so I moved my photo calendar (available in our etsy shop if you'd like to snag your own) from the kitchen wall to next to the bulletin board.
see how I made that here) also live in one of the pockets. I feel like my new additions really make the space seem more "homey" and welcoming. Rather than just a useless apartment hallway. ps. I apologize for the bag of popcans, but if they aren't irritating where I can see them, they never make it to the store to be returned.
It makes me happy every time I walk by!