Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Laundry Room Bulletin Board

I recently decided to start my laundry room update. It's not a huge project, I just want to make it a better place to work and also have it double as a workroom and possibly a mudroom. More on that another day. I made a list of projects I needed to do in order to complete the update and thought the easiest thing to do would be just to knock them off one by one. The first project up to bat was a bulletin board. I wanted something I could attach pizza menus, coupons or business cards that me or my son could have quick access to.  
As I've mentioned before I tend to buy things from thrift stores and stash them away until I can find a use for them. I bought this 24 x 36 cork board for less than $4 a few months ago. 
It was made of ugly fake oak wood but a quick coat of primer and two coats of gray paint made all the difference.
 
My laundry is going to be yellow with gray and white accents so I wanted to cover the cork board with at least one of those colors. I had a few sample pieces of fabric to choose from and in the end settled on a this yellow, gray and white striped fabric.
I measured the inside of the board and cut a piece of fabric to fit. I used spray adhesive to adhere it to the cork and carefully smoothed out any wrinkles. 
I wanted to cover up the raw edges so I finished off the edge with gray ribbon and folded the corners back to give it a nice crisp edge. I used hot glue to secure them to the board. My picture has the spray adhesive but believe you me, hot glue works better.
 It was just that quick and simple and now all I needed to do was hang it up.
It's a cork board without a backing so it was very easy to nail it to the door. I just used one in long nails to make sure I got through the cork and into the door. 
Easy as pie. 

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