Thrift Shop Flip - Oversized Bulletin Board

26 March
Hey there, how was your weekend?

Mine went by way to fast, as usual, I hate that... I have a list of things a mile long that I want to work on over the weekend but before you know it, it's over and time to go back to work. Boo!

I did work on a couple of projects, one is a chair that I'm experimenting with a little bit. It had a broken leg when I found it next to a garbage can. I thought I'd try and build a new leg for it. I have peeled back the upholstery (original upholstery that is in near perfect condition too!) and cut a new leg and attached it. Right now it is glued and clamped. I'm excited to see how it will turn out!

The other project is an oversized bulletin board for my new office space I'm working on!

Turn a large framed print into an awesome bulletin board

Supplies Needed

This is what it looked like before. My daughter bought this at Goodwill for herself but when she moved to a new apartment a few months ago she decided that she wanted to change her style so she purged a LOT of stuff.

This was one that didn't make the cut and was on its way back to the thrift shop. I thought the frame was so pretty though so I brought it home and added it to my pile of projects... you know... because I needed one more thing in that pile 😲

It's just a print on paper, glued to cardboard but I still felt bad ruining the picture so I decided to turn it around in the frame, that way it could be put back to its original state at some point. This was what it looked like after I removed the paper covering the back.

It just had staples holding the picture in so I just bent them back, flipped the picture over, and pushed them back in place!

So, this is now what the back looks like.

I can already envision the cork board in this beautiful frame.

Look at that detail!

I bought my cork in a roll but you could certainly use cork sheets or squares too.

It was almost exactly the same size as the frame, in fact this was all I had to trim off!!

I used Aleene's Tacky Spray to adhere the cork to the cardboard.

Spray the backside of the cork generously and position it into the frame. Make sure you do this part outside, it makes everything around it tacky!

Then I just repositioned the hooks on the back so it would hang lengthwise and hung it up!

This just goes to show that you can look past the art that is in a frame, imagine what else it could become!

I'm hoping to be able to share my new (albeit small) office space soon!

PS. Here are some fun push pins I found for your new cork board!

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  1. That was a great idea - I like it!

  2. Nancy CarrollMarch 27, 2017

    That frame is gorgeous! I'm glad you saved the lion family. That is cool how the picture flips back and forth. Saves a lot of scrolling!

  3. Yah... I felt sorry for the lion family, lol!


  4. That turned out great Tania! I love the details in the frame. So pretty.

  5. Cool trick! you're gettin' "techie". Love your new bulletin board.

  6. ha ha! I keep trying! Thanks Vikki!



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