Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Finished Craft table & fabric covered bulletin/cork board tutorial...

First thing I have to share is my crafting table.  The measurements are 6ft 8 inches long by 31 inches high.  The top is an old solid door our son got from someone free & it is heavy!  The cabinet underneath is from the Restore, with a ticket price of $40, but got it for $10.  My hubby built the whole cabinet & top in so it's not going anywhere!  There is a hole in the door where the doorknob was & will now be a perfect place to tuck in cords.

the cabinet with a pink countertop
the drawers ready to clean & paint

the desk ready to paint

the finished crafting table

I am thrilled with my crafting table/desk!  I can't wait to use it!

I decided to put fabric on my bulletin board.  I love the toile & had originally wanted to make curtains with it but didn't have enough, so I decided to use part of it for this.  I'm sure everyone knows how to cover a bulletin/cork board, but thought I'd tell you how I did it.

First, I painted the frame with a white satin spray paint.  I painted 3 coats with drying time of about 15 minutes between.  It was a warm day and I did this outside...safety first!  Then I measured the inside of the framed area where the cork is and added about 3/8 inch on all sides and cut the fabric that size.  (You can do this previously to painting & have the fabric ready.)  I used some spray adhesive that I had on hand and liberally sprayed the fabric and let it set up for 5 minutes.  It is important to do this in a well ventilated area because of the fumes.
Then I laid the fabric down on the cork, being careful to have each side overlapping just 3/8 inch; I eyeballed this.  After getting it in place, I pressed the fabric down, smoothing as I went along.
When that was adhered well, I then took a plastic tool with a flat edge and tucked in the edges of the fabric into the side of the frame.  There should be plenty of space to do this.  I pressed down the edge as I tucked, going around the perimeter.  You may want to double check to make sure that it is all laying flat.
 Then, you decide on what kind of hanger you want & place that on the back.  My bulletin board is being screwed into the wall for my use.  The finished bulletin board...If I decide to decorate it, I will share that later.  I need to unpack some things before I can think about that; all the goodies I'd use are still in boxes!
 My studio is coming along and I will be sharing more soon.  Enjoy the last days of June!  I have linked this post to the Home Decor & Organizing Link Party #8; the 1st link party I've participated in!  Check it out on my sidebar...



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Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE the blue toile fabric! What a sweet touch for your craft studio...thanks for coming by my place!


Your husband did a great job on that new desk for you. Enjoyed your bulletin board tutorial, looks good. Thanks for entering my give-away.

Daniella said...

Oh my!! What a wonderful studio you will have!! All of your work just makes it more awesome!!
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Jennifer said...

Hey thanks for the follow lady!! I'm so jealous of your craft room and table!! Love the board, great job!
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