Papers have taken over my craft room. They are piled up everywhere and when I need a certain one, it takes forever to find it. I was thinking that there needs to be a way to get these papers organized yet easily accessible at the same time. Maybe bulletin boards would work. But they would have to be big bulletin boards. And of course they would have to be pretty ; ) So I came up with an easy way to make framed bulletin boards that are not only functional, but very pretty!
The picture above is what it used to look like. Not too pretty, I know ; ) I picked up a pair of them at a yard sale for $10. I didn’t care about the print inside – I bought them for the frames and I was itching to try out some new paint on them: Americana Decor Maxx Gloss® paint by Deco Art.
The first thing I did was remove the paper backing from the framed print to remove the glass and the print. Turns out the paper backing was holding the frame together! Ah well, I’ll worry about that later. I went ahead and painted the four pieces of the frame using a good Purdy paint brush and two coats of the Maxx Gloss paint. This color is called Aqua Waters.
I am IN LOVE with this paint. If you happened to see my Facebook Live video you know what I’m talking about! I was kind of excited ; )
After the frame was painted and dry, I put it back together with wood glue and small brad nails. Then I added the cork board to the back.
The d-rings were already attached. I just had to add the wire and hang it up on the wall.
I hung it above the sewing machine next to the cubby shelf unit.
I wasted no time getting some of my papers pinned up! Wait . . . there has to be a better way to hang papers and get more of them on there!
Yep, that’s better. Now on to the second one!
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