Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bulletin Board Face Lift

Our niece Mia is moving to Boston to attend Tufts University Dental school. Since she lives in the midwest and is flying to Boston, I volunteered to drive up for the day and bring some larger items she can't fit in a suit case.
One item she needed was a bulletin board. Since I planned on customizing a standard board I asked her for some inspiration.  She sent me a photo of this duvet cover she ordered for her bed...
Aside from the fact that she's really smart and adorable she also has impeccable taste--just look at this Jonathan Adler Duvet cover she ordered!  G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S.  

I came across this board at a tag sale for $3.00...

It looked very office-ish to me so I took it apart and started by painting the frame gold.

Although the board was already grey, the fabric looked like it came off the walls of an office cubical. I covered it with grey felt instead...

and added yellow ribbon to introduce the second color and add a feminine touch.
Gold thumbtacks were used where the ribbons intersect.

Simple and clean with a feminine touch--just like her duvet cover.


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