This past summer, I helped my boss (Mandy) do a little re-decorating in her office.
I had some projects for an office that I had been wanting to try, inspired by Ballard Designs.
I love these magnet boards…
So I made some for my boss’ office.
They turned out great, and she has loved using them.
So then I wanted to make her a bulletin board to hang above her desk.
I love the ones in the Ballard Designs magazines…
Their 28” x 24” is $89.00. And the next size is 40” x 60” and is $299.00, plus an extra $30.00 shipping cost!
My bulletin board measures 32” x 27”.
I got the frame at Goodwill for $5.50. I was hoping for something with more design to it, but after many stops to GW, I decided this frame would work good enough.
There was no glass in it, which was fine because I didn’t need it.
My dad got me one of these “can guns”, and I love it. It makes spray painting so much easier, and it doesn’t hurt my finger.
I bought a roll of cork board at Lowe’s for $8.00.
Then I hot glued the cork to the cardboard backing of the picture frame.
FYI: I wouldn’t use the glue gun if I did this project again. I would use a spray adhesive instead.
The glue from the glue gun was a little bumpy and it did not give me the results I had hoped for. But once you hang things on the bulletin board, I don’t think you will notice the little imperfections.
I sanded down the edges to get the look I was after.
And now it is ready to use!
I bought some little “Spare Parts” from Hobby Lobby and hot glued them to some little tacs.
I also got this whole bunch of keys from Hobby Lobby for $6.00 (the 50% off price). I only needed one of them, so I am looking forward to using the other ones in future projects!
What do ya think? I made the bulletin board for about $10.00 (I had cork board left over).
Much better and a little bigger than the $89.00 board from Ballard’s!
I used one key which cost about a dollar and the tacks cost me about $2.50.
Pretty good for less than $15.00!
Now for the GIVEAWAY.
I made a burlap magnet board for YOU!
(I took this picture when the sun was almost all the way down tonight. I may try to post a better picture tomorrow.)
I hot glued the rest of my “Spare Parts” to make some cute little fancy magnets.
Now, I know that I can’t make them as professionally as Ballard Designs does, but it looks pretty cute to me!
Here’s how you can enter my giveaway…
1) Just leave a comment on this post and you are entered!
2) If you are a follower, tell me in your comment, and your name will be entered AGAIN!
3) If you post about my giveaway on your blog with a link back to this post, I will enter your name TWO more times!
The giveaway will end at midnight EST this Thursday, Oct. 22nd.
I will announce the winner on Friday. Goodluck!