7.02.2009

Recycle-Upcycle

When I get bored I start projects and last night I was bored. I found an old cork board, some fabric and leftover tacks from my chair project and got to work.

Before:


After:


Its now hanging in the kitchen near my little message center and will be the new home to my calender, invites and other such items.

34 comments:

Laura said...

That is so cute!!! I might have to try one. I do the same thing when I'm bored.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Ha ha too funny. Linds I have the same project waiting for me upstairs. I have all the supplies and it's just waiting for me to start it and hang it up in my entry way.

Thanks for doing it ahead of time, because now I know I'm going to love it for my home.

Too funny!

What type of fabric did you use?

I was going to use burlap, because there is some of it all reading in the living room.

My Notting Hill said...

This looks terrific!! I could also see this on a coffee or end table top and then polyurethane the fabric. Thanks for sharing.

LindsB said...

Camila- this is the second one I did and I love both! I just used some scrap white fabric I had around- I used two layers so the wood would not show. Actually on my other one I cut a piece of felt to fit just inside the frame, and that made it the same height as the frame so when I put in the tacks you could not tell it was a framed board- if that makes sense haha.

bluehydrangea said...

This cracked me up because my husband used to hate when I got bored. something always got painted, recovered or moved!! Doesn't happen as often with 3 kids but your project turned out great!

Mrs. Limestone said...

That looks absolutely 100% amazing. So simple and so chic!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

i love it, that's so cute

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Gorgeous! I'm inspired!

Christine said...

I think I'm going to steal this idea. It looks great, and I LOVE the nail head trim.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Very cute!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love it. I'm going to have to steal this idea from you!

Rachel said...

Greast idea and job! I'm inspired now!

KatyO! said...

that turned out so well!!! looks great!

Devon said...

This is perfectly awesome. Where did you get the upholstery nails from?

LindsB said...

Devon, I got them on ebay- but you should be able to get them at any fabric store too.

Meg said...

This is a great way to reuse fabric and I love that it seems easy to do!

Lauren said...

SO FREAKING CUTE LINDS!!! love it!!

Sweet Nothings said...

once again, another great project!!

Lauren said...

That is so darling! I have to make one for myself.

Your blog is amazing!

The Townhouselady said...

This is simply brilliant! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful yet extremely accessible project that looks like a millions bucks.

I'm going to do a series of these over my desk.

Thanks again- THL

P.S. I found you through Bklyn Limestone and have jumped on as a follower. Great blog!

jessie said...

what a neat idea.. i may have to try that one of these days! seems so simple.

kelly @ the string said...

Linds, I love it - so going to copy! XO

lavenderandlilies said...

I love it!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Geez, there's no end to your talents, Linds! It looks fantastic.

Meg said...

obsessed!!!! I need one!!! :)

Tamstyles said...

great idea!

pve design said...

This is wonderful.. Love the way it turned out!
pve

a little twig birdhouse said...

that is so cute, very chic and stylish, love it!

Tobie said...

Love it -- so cute. Any chance you are willing to blog on how you put the nail heads in for us novices out there????

Navy Bean said...

I LOVE this! I was thinking of a way to make my cork board cuter with fabric but I couldn't figure out how to take the wood frame off. Now I'll just wrap the fabric around it. Thanks for the great idea!

Laura @ Shoot-Scoop said...

Wow! Fabulous!

Freckles Chick said...

Love me some nailheads, love this project, love you!! In a totally non-creepy way of course.

carlee said...

Just found your blog! Loving it! My boyfriend was recently out of town and I made this exact same project...I started with a gorgeous hot pink print and when I was done I thought he might freak that it was a little too pink. Re-started and made it black. Still not loving the color. Not enough contrast with the nail heads! Anyway, tmi, I'll be back...love your blog!

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I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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