Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Advent Bulletin Board Redo

This is the covered wooden board (linen) framed with ornaments attached....
We tapped the board to spray paint the frame

In blogville....I found a picture of a Pottery Barn bulletin board redo....that was the inspiration for my latest project.  Under the table dreaming by StephanieLynn see link at the bottom...not sure how to add it here....she was my inspiration for sure...check out her work....she is most incredible...

My poor husband has been badgered enough....but we ran out of time today before he had to go to'll post the picture of the final product later....tomorrow??/ hopefully....

1. remove frame around old cork board. ( we used Lindsay's old high school board that was in her room....she's been married 3 years...)
2. place a layer of board behind the cork for stabilization....mdf or other material
3. cover with fabric....I sprayed an adhesive spray on the board. It took one and a half yards of linen fabric to cover this board that roughly is 35 X 47....If I had it to do over....I would have used drop cloth from Lowes paint dept. 2 for $14 which is cheaper than linen....$8 per yd.....and less hassle. I had ironed the piece perfectly....then my mother in law folded it up and placed it on a shelf.....iron over.... I USED LINEN>>>
4. Cut tags and numbers from Cricket Machine...or purchase at craft store. I used the 4.5" tag from George and Basic Shapes (upper case k) out of craft colored cardstock for the base tag. Then out of white card stock, the smaller tag is 3.5" tag from Christmas Cheer. ( lower case foundation key). The numbers are 2" from the Storybook cartridge, black card stock.
5. The molding is a plastic ...but looks like wood ...molding from the millwork(windows) area of Lowes. I took a picture so you could get the # from it if you want. Any molding will do.
6. Paint with Krylon Carmel Latte ..Walmart $2.97.....
7.Place tags and ornament on with upholstery tacks. 24 per pack from Walmart fabric section $1.27 per pack. Choose from black or gold.
8. Hang and enjoy(Thank your husband for his assistance!)

I am waiting on one piece of molding to be painted....dry....attached with whatever......measure the finished area....divide by 24....for even spacing......anyone good at math?????

Thanks for stopping by.....please leave a comment! You are special!

Finally....It looks ....professionally done?
Change it up.....use photos....but I liked the 25 days of Christmas look...
angel wings from Pier 1
a wooden wreath covered with small pine cones, acorns and leaves
an old angel ornament I made in the 1980's.....
My daughter had red Raggedy Anne was always a favorite...

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Also linking up with a party about LINEN>>>>>BURLAP>>>>CANVAS>>>TWINE>>>>

The DIY Show Off


  1. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you at :)

  2. Yay! You came! Yup, Raggedy Anne is also a favorite.

    Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  3. Hi Lynda, what a beautiful advent calendar! You did such a great job. Stephanie (at Under the Table and Dreaming) is so talented, and we all love Pottery Barn, but I would put yours up against any of them. I know you'll be excited to get it out again this year. I have a quick question - when you use it, do you take an ornament off each day and hang it on the tree? I know Stephanie said she used hers to wrap presents. Is that what you did? Or will you use the same ornaments again this year? I'm thinking about doing this myself. Thanks for such a great tutorial!

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