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 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...